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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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Empire: Total War (Special Forces Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The Special Forces Edition includes: Empire: Total War The following six exclusive elite units which are only available in single...

Empire: Total War - Special Forces Units & Bonus Content Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2014)

This is the first DLC for Empire: Total War. Contains new exclusive powerful elite units true to the period of...

Empire: Total War - The Warpath Campaign Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2014)

Empire: Total War - The Warpath Campaign is the third downloadable content pack (DLC) for Empire: Total War, and the...

Empire: Total War - The Warpath Campaign + Empire: Total War - Elite Units of the West Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This compilation contains two add-ons for Empire: Total War: Empire: Total War - The Warpath Campaign Empire: Total War -...

Empire: Wargame of the Century DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987) and Apple II (1987)

The object of the game is simple - gain control of the entire world by using your armies to crush...

Atari 2600 (2007)

Ow! Your head hurts. Where are you? What happened? It is dark but you here a beeping and find a...

Enchanted Fairy Friends: Secret of the Fairy Queen Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Enchanted Fairy Friends: Secret of the Fairy Queen is a hidden object game. On the hard difficulty, the usual list...

The Enchanting Islands Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The Enchanting Islands were beautiful, filled with color and magic. Then, an evil sorceress cast a curse upon them, bringing...

Encleverment Experiment Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Encleverment Experiment is a mental training game based on 16 different mini-games in the area of maths, path finding, language...

DOS (1988), Amiga (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

This game is actually a lot like chess! It’s a games designed to simulate pitched battles in the Ancient world....

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

In Endgame: Singularity, the player is an Artificial Intelligence; a computer program that has just gained sentience. Realizing that if...

Endgame: Syria Android Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), Browser (2012), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

In this game, the 2011 civil war in Syria is represented as a card game, with the player representing rebel...

Endless Space Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Endless Space is a turn-based strategy game based on the 4X concept set in space. Players select one of the...

Windows (2012)

This is the default digital download edition and it contains: Endless Space 500 G2G to vote on future game art...

Endless Space (Emperor Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This edition contains: Endless Space (Admiral Edition) United Empire "Emperor's Guard Extra Skin" Pack A new hero An additional 500...

Endorfun Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

In this puzzle game you must move what is known as the light-bodied cube around to pick life forces which...

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Endurance uses the same basic game system as CRL's Formula One, but turns its attention to motorcycle racing. As the...

Enemy Infestation Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Set in the 24th century, a group of unsuspecting colonies are attacked by a swarm of aliens who want to...

Enemy Nations Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

In Enemy Nations you can choose a race of that you'll be the leader - there's a great amount of...

Amiga (1995)

Energy Mover is all about building an energy supply system. The player must find a proper way to change one...

Energy Warrior Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988)

Its the year 2079, the earth is in sad shape as a result of neglect and chemical erosion. Its people...

Engacho! WonderSwan Front Cover

WonderSwan (1999)

Engacho! is based on a popular Japanese children game.A little boy named Sunzuki wants to prove to his angry father...

PlayStation (1999)

Engacho is based on a popular Japanese children game. You play a little boy named Sunzuki, who wants to prove...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

Five hundred years have passed since the twelve Angelic Disciples defeated the evil sorceress Guendola. All that remained was her...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1995)

In Engage Errands, the player commands a unit of angelic fighters. These fighters look like pretty girls, but they are...

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