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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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Apple II (1986)

An adaptation of a board game played with varying game pieces across different cultures, this one sets a cross-shaped playfield...

Windows (2001)

Fox and Geese is a puzzle game from Zillions Development. It's one of a series of puzzle and casual games...

MSX (1990), PC-88 (1990) and PC-98 (1990)

The story of Foxy is rather basic: a hostile army from a country known simply as "Red" attacks the capital...

PC-98 (1991) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

In the near future, mankind has abandoned the Earth, which has become unsuitable for human life. Human beings began to...

DOS (1990)

A hi-res 3-D Tetris variant from Sweden. Uses a mandelbrot fractal as the background picture.

Fragile Allegiance Linux Front Cover 2014 cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1997) and Windows (2012)

In this game, as the new employee of TetraCorp, it is your job to colonize asteroids and make them successful...

Franchise Hockey Manager Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Franchise Hockey Manager is a hockey sports management game. The player can take control of any team in 19 playable...

Frazzled Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Colored balls bounce from the distance towards you. You must use the arrow keys to move the catcher to catch...

Freakin' Funky Fuzzballs DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

Freakin' Funky Fuzzballs is a little puzzle game where you step into square worlds defending your Fuzzball from the enemy...

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1993)

The Freaks are invading! These colorful blob-like aliens may look harmless enough, but like Tribbles with eyeballs, they're popping up...

Windows (2002)

Freecell3D is a 3D shareware version of, as the name suggests, the classic single player Solitaire card game Freecell. The...

Windows 3.x (1996)

FreeCell Plus 1.x contains the following solitaire games: FreeCell Sea Towers StalactitesFreeCell Plus 2.x contains the following solitaire games: FreeCell...

Windows (1999)

A version of the standard solitaire game FreeCell, with far more features than the one included with Windows.The basic gameplay...

Windows (1998)

FreeCell Wizard is a single player, shareware, card game which contains several variations on the standard solitaire game of Freecell.The...

Freeciv Windows Front Cover

Linux (1996), Windows (1999), Amiga (1997), Macintosh (2005) and Acorn 32-bit (2003)

This is a freeware remake of Civilization, originally SGI IRIX, later expanded to all possible platforms. The goal is to...

FreeCol Linux Front Cover

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

FreeCol is a freeware open source clone of Colonization. It follows the original game rules and gameplay, while adding new...

Freedom Force Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Freedom Force is a real-time tactical role-playing game which allows you to create and customize your own superheroes.Along with the...

Freedom Force vs The 3rd Reich Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Freedom Force return in this sequel to 2002’s original superhero strategy game. Fighting Nuclear Winter’s menace in *snowy* Cuba, Freedom...

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Freedom: Rebels In The Darkness is a game that combines elements of strategy, stealth and fighting games. The main character...

Browser (2008)

An all-text port of Alexey Pajitnov's classic puzzle game 'Tetris', written entirely in the Inform 6 programming language.In this variation,...

Windows (2001)

Free Solitaire is a freeware, ad-supported collection of solitaire card games that is distributed by Goodsol Development. Being ad-supported means...

Windows (2002)

123 Free Spider is a single-player, freeware, card game. It was released as a 'taster' game to promote TreeCardGames compilation...

Windows (2007)

In this simple Sudoku game, the player needs to fill each row, column and region with numbers from 1-9 according...

Free Trader Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Aye, she's a beautiful ship. Sublight Ion Drives, Gamma-Ray Lasers, Rifter Pods that can rip space itself -- not to...

Freight Tycoon Inc. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Freight Tycoon Inc. is an economic simulation game which challenges players' management skills. It puts one into the shoes of...

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