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Strategy

Description

In its broad sense, the strategy genre encompasses games that emphasize problem-solving. Thinking and planning are necessary components of strategy; they can be used for such diverse purposes as preparing and positioning troops to gain advantage in a war, or figure out the principle of a puzzle. While adventure games may include puzzles, they focus on following a linear story while occasionally dealing with obstacles rather than being entirely dedicated to problem-solving. Puzzle, chess, and card games fall under the strategy category.

In a more specific (and more common) sense, strategy games refer to a genre that puts the player in command of an armed force (sometimes an entire nation), trying to gain the upper hand in a conflict either through diplomatic means or warfare. Strategy games can be either turn-based or real-time.

Managerial simulations that involve competition with the computer AI are classified as both simulation and strategy games. Strategy war games may also include role-playing elements.
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Djuphavsjakten Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

On a small island in the ocean live two brothers, the old captain Styrbjörn and the oceanographer Herman. One day...

DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Donkey Kong and his extended family are taking a vacation on Sun Sun Island. All of a sudden, they spot...

DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005) and Wii U (2014)

Cranky is hosting the Jungle Jam contest. Before the contest can begin, King K. Rool steals the medallions. It's up...

D.N.A. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

D.N.A. is a color-combination game. The gamefield is a microscope plate with proteins, cells and viruses floating. The objective is...

Dnieper River Line Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 (1982), Commodore PET/CBM (1982), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1983)

The Dnieper River Line is a fictionalized engagement between German and Russian forces in the Southern Ukraine in late 1943....

DOS (1991)

In Dobbel the player has five dice and a playing card the with numbers from 5 to 30 on it....

Atari ST (1988)

Doctor Boris is an action arcade game in which you have to defuse bombs. The game-play remind a bit of...

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is a puzzle-based adventure with strategy and RPG-elements mixed in. It revolves around the...

Doctor Who Legacy iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Time has gone awry, and the Doctor calls upon the player to help him gather his most loyal companions, battle...

Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time Android Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time is a puzzle game based on BBC's long running TV series Doctor Who. It...

Windows (2004)

In this strategy game, which you play against the computer, your goal is to move all your game pieces from...

Browser (2014)

DOGE2048 is a 2048 clone featuring, instead of numbers, images of the Shiba Inu dog that came to be known...

Dogs of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Dogs of War is a real-time tactical game set in a full 3D environment. Three factions are fighting each other...

Windows (1997)

Dogs of War is an unofficial electronic adaptation of the Axis & Allies tabletop game. It was initially released as...

Dogs Playing Poker Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The second most popular piece of American artwork (behind only the velvet Elvis) is now a computer game. This poker...

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2008)

In Dokapon Kingdom monsters have attacked and pillaged the kingdom of its riches. For the adventurer who returns the kingdom's...

Dreamcast (2002)

Idol Star Seeker Remix is the first independent release from developer G.rev Ltd., the game differs quite a bit from...

PlayStation (2002)

Dokonjō Gaeru: The Mahjong is a traditional Mahjong game based on the manga written by Yasumi Yoshizawa.The game can be...

Domaine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

You take over the role of Richard Lionheart (original board game title "Lionheart") after coming back from the crusades. On...

Dominant Species Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

You are one of the alien Mindlords, controlling your species in the battle for "Anima", the substance of all life...

Domination Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2006)

Because In the End… War Is All About Winning.Domination features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Domination is a two-player game (can also be played against the AI) in which the opponents battle by using robots....

Linux (2003), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

It is the time of the Ascension wars, when powerful creatures of several races and origins battle against one another....

Dominions 3: The Awakening Linux Front Cover

Linux (2006), Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

For time untold, the Pantokrator ruled over the known worlds as a god and was the most powerful force known....

Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3, the sequel to G-Nome, is a real-time strategy game where four races, Humans, Darkens, Mercs,...

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