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Strategy

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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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Fire-Brigade: The Battle for Kiev - 1943 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Macintosh (1989)

The Fire Brigade was the 48th Panzer Korps, which was heavily involved in the battle this wargame recreates - Operation...

Fire Department: Episode 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The third game in the Fire Department series once again follow the life of fire fighters - this time in...

Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

The rightful heir to the throne of Rikea is finally returning home after many years lost to her people. But...

Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

NES (1990), Wii (2009) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Dark Forces have attacked the land of Aritia. You're controlling some of the members of the Aritan's forces that escaped...

Fire Emblem Awakening Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Chrom is the prince of the Halidom of Yilesse. A chance encounter with an amnesiac strategist leads him and his...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi is the sixth entry in the Fire Emblem series, and its first handheld installment. The...

Fire Emblem Gaiden Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

NES (1992), Wii (2009) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

In a coup d'etat, a general deposes the king and it's up to a young hero, Alm, to join up...

SNES (1994) and Wii (2006)

A remake and expansion of the first NES/Famicom Fire Emblem, Marth must face the betrayal if Hardin and an old...

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2005)

Path of Radiance is the first installment in the Fire Emblem series to have 3D. Set on the Tellius continent,...

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

The sequel to 2005's Path of Radiance and the tenth game in the Fire Emblem series, Radiant Dawn takes place...

SNES (1996) and Wii (2007)

The fourth installment in the popular strategy series, set in the continent of Jugdral, southeast of Akaneia. The game's first...

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

A second retelling of the original Fire Emblem on the Famicom, Shadow Dragon utilises the Nintendo DS online options in...

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Eight hundred years ago, the sacred stones were used to defeat the Demon King. Sealing his soul inside the stones,...

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1999) and Wii (2008)

Thracia 776 continues the Fire Emblem story with a midquel or a "meanwhile" setting. The events transpire during Fire Emblem:...

DOS (1998)

Playing a bit like the reverse of Pyro II, this game puts the player in charge of a forest fire...

Firefighter Command: Raging Inferno Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In the successor to Fire Department you have the control over a fully operational Fire Department. You can choose a...

Fire Flower Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

You are trying to make your way through a magic labyrinth. To do this, you must solve flower puzzles and...

FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

FireFly Studios' Stronghold is a combination of a building simulation (like SimCity) and a real-time strategy game. The player can...

FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

The sequel to Firefly Studios' acclaimed castle building and management sim offers 3D graphics and many new gameplay elements. It...

FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Besides the original Stronghold 2 game already patched to version 1.2, this release also contains: A new game mode in...

FireFly Studios' Stronghold 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2012)

FireFly Studios' Stronghold 3 is a real-time strategy game which mixes up fighting, trading and constructing gameplay. Set in medieval...

FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Firefly Studios' Stronghold Crusader is the standalone expansion pack to the 2001 Stronghold. In Stronghold Crusader the player can play...

FireFly Studios' Stronghold Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Firefly Studios' Stronghold Deluxe is a re-release of Stronghold that comes pre-patched to version 1.2. It also includes additional maps...

FireFly Studios' Stronghold Warchest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Firefly Studios' Stronghold Warchest is the two-for-one release of Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader. Paper manuals are not bundled in the...

Atari ST (1991)

Firegame is a board game for one or two players where the objective is to collect 16 house pieces (walls,...

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