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 (1988)

The Game of Yahtzee is an implementation of the classic dice game for between one and five players, there is...

Browser (2012)

Game over Gopher is a tower-defense game. You need to protect the carrot that is threatened to be eaten by...

Games Games And More Games: Volume 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Games Games And More Games: Volume 1 is a compilation of shareware games. The compilation comes on a single CD-Rom...

Windows (2000)

A computer version of the magazine "GAMES" containing 115 assorted digital crosswords, logic puzzles, trivia games, and other mind teasers....

GAMES Interactive 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This is the second virtual edition of "GAMES". It contains 150 assorted puzzles taken from the pages of the magazine...

The Games People Play: Gin ∙ Cribbage ∙ Checkers ∙ Backgammon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

The title pretty much says it all, a game package featuring two card games (Gin and Cribbage) and two board...

Games People Play: Hearts, Spades & Euchre Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Classic card games remade by the masters of strategy, Westwood Studios. Play over the internet in tournaments, on a network...

Game Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Game Tycoon the player founds and manages a business which produces games. The process of game development is basically...

Game & Watch Gallery Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1997) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

The Game & Watch Gallery is Nintendo's first portable compilation featuring their popular line of original 1980's handheld games, featuring...

Game & Watch Gallery 3 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

Game & Watch Gallery 3 is the third in a series of re-creations of classic Nintendo Game & Watch games....

Gamino Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Gamino is an original puzzle game. You'll have to match colors triangular dominoes and explode them to go to next...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Gammon allows the player to play the classic board game Backgammon against the Commodore PET computer. All basic rules apply...

Ganbare Natsuki San Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Ganbare Natsuki San is a puzzle platform game that bears a remarkable similarity to the cult classic Umihara Kawase. The...

Gangland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

The story begins when Chico Mangano dies by a gunshot. There were witnesses who saw Chico's three brothers kill him.Their...

Gangstar City BlackBerry Front Cover

J2ME (2013), BlackBerry (2013) and Android (2013)

Gangstar City is a spin-off of the Gangstar series and specifically Gang$tar: West Coast Hustle. Unlike the main games that...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Starting in January 1920, become a mob leader and dominate Spectral City. You must earn your money from casinos, brothels,...

Gangsters 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Joey Bane has a score to settle... His home, Temperance, is no longer the same in the age of Prohibition,...

Gangsters: Organized Crime Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Gangsters: Organized Crime is set in a fictional city in Prohibition-era America, featuring over 5000 citizens including 400 individual gangsters....

Garage Inc. Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2010)

Garage Inc. is a time management game set in Chicago during the 1920s. The game is about a young husband...

Windows (2008)

A simulator game in which you drive a garbage truck and control the garbage men in a fictional town. You...

Garden Defense Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Garden Defense is an action / strategy game that involves protecting flower beds from being eaten by hungry insects and...

Garden War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

The flowers have declared war on the garden dwarves! March out to battle and prune those flowers!Garden War is a...

J2ME (2003)

Garfield: The Bubble's gameplay is identical to the Bust-A-Move concept, but features the well-known cat from the Jim Davis' comics....

Gary Grigsby's Pacific War DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

A grand strategical game covering World War 2 in the Pacific and South East Asia areas. The player has to...

DOS (2000)

The classic 1992 wargame has been completely revamped with new artwork, new units, new everything! Every single unit, every single...

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