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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Commodore 64 (1985), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

There is a frenzy in a scientific research center. Darting leptons, deadly sub-atomic particles, are running free in laboratory rooms,...

Friction Mobile Android Front Cover

Android (2008)

Friction Mobile is a puzzle game based on the Flash game Gimme Friction Baby. The player uses a rotating cannon...

PC Booter (1983)

A set of 16 games, 9 business tools and 4 miscellaneous applications designed for use on IBM PC and compatibles....

DOS (1988)

1,000,000 square miles of open sea, your nuclear powered frigate and a fleet of Russian ships circling you. This is...

Fritz 6 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Fritz 6 is a chess simulation which can be adjusted for beginners, advanced players and professionals. In comparison to Fritz...

Fritz 7 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Fritz 7 is a chess simulation which is in the matter of presentation and playing strength basically the same programme...

Fritz 8 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Fritz 8, like previous versions, is a training tool for chess players of all levels. It includes tutorials and other...

Fritz 9: Play Chess Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Fritz 9 is the updated version of the high-powered chess engine that has made the series famous. It is very...

Fritz & Chesster's Chess for Winners Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This is another edutainment game designed for all ages (but targeted more towards children) that teaches the basic fundamentals and...

Fritz Deluxe DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Fritz Deluxe is a training tool for chess players of all levels. It includes tutorials and other in-game training aids...

Fritz & Kishon: Schachspielen mit dem Meister der Satire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Fritz & Kishon: Schachspielen mit dem Meister der Satire is a chess simulation which still offers the main selling points...

Browser (2003)

Loosely inspired by the ancient board game of chess, this game puts the player in control of an array of...

Frogs vs. Storks Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), Browser (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2013), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2013)

Frogs vs. Storks is a turn-based strategic puzzle game where frogs need to be guided to a safe location. It...

From Dust Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Browser (2012)

From Dust is a game in which the player takes the role of "The Breath", a god-like entity who is...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Frontline is a squad-level tactical strategy game set in many fronts of the World War 2. The included scenarios are...

Frontline Defense First Assault Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Frontline Defense is a defense-strategy game, in a colourful over-the-top military setting. From the main map the player chooses one...

Frontline: Fields of Thunder  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Frontline: Fields of Thunder covers the Battle of Kursk in 1943, the largest tank battle of all time, the ultimate...

Frontline: Road to Moscow Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

Frontline: Road to Moscow is a turn-based strategy game with an emphasis on tactical combat. The game comes with 30...

Front Lines DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Front Lines is a tactical wargame of the "near" future (set in 2020 or 2044, depending on whether you play...

Frontline: The Longest Day Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Frontline: The Longest Day is a turn based strategy game in World War 2 setting. Players command the Allied forces...

Front Mission Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

The Nintendo DS release of the long running Front Mission series, the story takes place on Huffman Island which is...

Front Mission SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995) and WonderSwan Color (2002)

In the future, many military forces are dependent on huge mech robots, called Wanzers (Walking Panzers) for combat. At Huffman...

Front Mission 1st PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (2003), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

Front Mission is a strategy RPG set in a futuristic world. This is a remake of Front Mission. Various organizations...

Front Mission 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

The player assumes the role of an OCU Wanzer squad in 22nd century Aroldesh. One night while on routine patrol,...

Front Mission 3 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

Yokosuka, Japan, 2112 AD. The young student Kazuki Takemura works as a test pilot with Kirishima Industries, a production company...

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