User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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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,...

Fire 'n Ice NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

The peaceful island Coolmint is attacked by flame monsters sent by the evil wizard Druidle. The queen of the winter...

Fire Stone Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Fire Stone is a puzzle game similar to Boulder Dash. The aim is to collect the right amount of gems...

DOS (1995)

As its subtitle states, Firestorm is a forest fire simulation -- the first in a series of similar games by...

FireTeam Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

FireTeam is the first-of-its-kind, team-oriented combat action game with live over-the-Internet voice communication. You play in to three teams of...

Fireteam 2200 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1992)

Fireteam 2200 is a tactical wargame set in the 23rd century. You take the role of the leader of a...

FIREWALL: Man vs. Machine DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and 3DO (1996)

MiraCom's super computer has forcibly taken control of the multinational corporation from its human directors. Unless mankind surrenders the computer...

Fireworks Extravaganza Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Fireworks Extravaganza is a unique inlay puzzle game, in which the player should correctly assemble different shapes of various colors...

Firezone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

2160. Beam technology, energy shields, and ground-skimming propulsion systems have revolutionized ground combat into high-speed, wide-ranging battles. World powers like...

First Contact Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In First Contact, a communication space station is overrun by aliens. The player takes control over the maintenance droid with...

Atari ST (1992)

First Dominoes is a computer implementation of the classic game dominoes. The game uses a double nine set of dominoes...

First Over Germany DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Commodore 64 (1988)

First Over Germany is a simulation of a B-17 bomber group in World War II. The simulation covers the actual...

First Past the Post Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

First Past The Post is a single player horse racing strategy game in which the player trains and races horses.The...

Browser (2009)

The name of this falling-block puzzle reinterpretation isn't what it might immediately suggest, the player seeing a tetromino's approaching landing...

PC-98 (1988) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

The land of Logris is home to many races and nations: humans, elves, dwarves, centaurs, and others. It is divided...

PC-98 (1993)

Out of Chaos, Earth and Heaven were born. The spirits were the first sentient race to appear in the Heaven,...

First Queen II: Sabaku no Joō PC-98 Front Cover

PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The second entry in First Queen series is set in a pseudo-historical environment, based on real world countries at the...

PlayStation (1996) and PC-98 (1994)

The land of Logris was originally inhabited by elves, dwarves, and other magical creatures. When the humans arrived, the cultural...

SNES (1994)

Ornic Senki is a remake of First Queen. The game retains the basic gameplay and the story of the original....

FishCraft Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

FishCraft is a ballistics game heavily inspired by Finnish casual game Angry Birds. The fish are out to seek revenge...

Fishdom Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2011) and Macintosh (2009)

In Fishdom, you use your mouse to swap two items so as to make a row of at least three....

Fish Fillets Android Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (1998), Amiga (2004), Macintosh (2004) and Android (2011)

Fish Fillets is a challenging puzzle game. The player's goal in each level is to guide two fish, one large...

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