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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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DOS (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Genghis Khan is basically a strategy game, but not just. A very important part of your ability as governor will...

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), PlayStation (1998), SNES (1993), Genesis (1993), SEGA CD (1993), NES (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1993), MSX (1992), Wii (2009), PC-88 (1992), PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

As in the first part you could participate in two conquests: Mongol conquest and world conquest. In the first you...

Genius Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989)

Genius is a puzzle game which has a similar principle as the board game Mastermind. The player gets presented with...

Genius: Biology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Genius: Task Force Biologie is an educational strategy game in which you are an UN-contractor. Your mission is to renaturate...

Geniu$: The Tech Tycoon Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In Genius: Unternehmen Physik, your role is to become a inventor-entrepreneur like Siemens, Edison or Daimler by creating your own...

DOS (1996)

Genocide is a turn-based Scorched Earth style artillery game in 3D where you are fighting against others using your artillery....

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Set in the Suikoden universe, the game closely follows the story of Suikoden II. The hero is a young member...

Windows (2010)

Gensou Shoujo Taisen Kou (Fantasy Maiden Wars Scarlet) is a 2D doujin turn-based strategy-RPG hybrid, similar to the Fire Emblem...

geoDefense iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Windows Phone (2011)

An iPhone variation of the popular tower-defense genre of games, geoDefense offers 30 levels and special challenge modes. While the...

geoDefense Swarm iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Windows Phone (2012)

The successor to geoDefense alters the way of playing this tower defense game. While the player was able to place...

Geo Jump Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Geo Jump is a single player, casual game that is based on the traditional game of Peg Solitaire.In this game...

GEOM Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

GEOM is a color matching puzzle game. The player's goal is to rotate the shapes that the pieces form and...

Geom Cube PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1994)

Geom Cube is a three-dimensional puzzle game based on Tetris concept. Blocks are dropped into a 4x4 pit where the...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1983)

Geopolitique 1990 is an economical simulation in which the player takes the control over the USA and tries to overcome...

Germany 1985 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Apple II (1982)

First of SSI's "When Superpowers Collide" series. Strategic simulation of a conflict between US and Soviet forces. In Germany 1985...

Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Germany At War: Barbarossa 1941 is an turn-based game with historical focus. You command the German forces through a branching...

Germ-inator iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Germ-inator is a puzzle game in the style of "Where's Waldo?", in which a player must reveal and select the...

Windows (2000)

Playing an epidemiologist at the Biological Control Institute, you're trying to control an outbreak of virulent germs in a controlled...

Gesundheit! Android Front Cover

Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2011), Android (2014) and iPad (2011)

In Gesundheit! you play a pig with one hell of a cold. Your illness has made you an outcast from...

VIC-20 (1983)

Getting lost is what players of Get Lost! should avoid doing. Instead they should find their way out of a...

Get The Picture Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Berkley Systems created this game-show title for its site "beZerk.com". Once a game installer is downloaded and executed on your...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Gettysburg is a wargame simulating the Battle of Gettysburg (fought on July 1-3, 1863), the turning point and one of...

DOS (1993)

Gettysburg is a one or two player, shareware, computerised version of an old-school war-game of this historic battle of the...

Windows 3.x (1993)

The game recreates the Battle of Gettysburg, the pivotal point of the American Civil War. Player takes a role of...

Windows (2002)

Gettysburg: Civil War Battles is a real-time strategy game where you must take control of your troops during various battles...

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