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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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Nintendo DS (2009)

Hands On! Tangrams allows the player to play the old Chinese Tangram puzzle game. Using seven geometrical shapes known as...

HangARoo Browser Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Browser (2001)

HangARoo is a puzzle game based on the popular Hangman concept. There's a kangaroo with a noose around its neck,...

Atari 2600 (1978) and Atari 8-bit (1980)

Hangman is an electronic version of the game hangman! Your goal is to figure out a word that the computer...

Hangman Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

Automating the old game, this program plucks a word from TheFreeDictionary.com, serves up as many blanks as the word has...

Hangman DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Hangman is a word-guessing game based on the original paper and pencil version played by at least two players.The game...

Hangman TI-99/4A Front Cover

TI-99/4A (1979)

Try to guess the hidden word, one letter at a time -- if you guess right, nothing happens; if you...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

One of many Hangman games for the Commodore PET. This particular version lets the player choose between five different categories...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

One of many Hangman games for the Commodore PET. The player must guess the right word or be hung on...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Hangman is a digital version of the traditional pen and paper game. The player must guess a word of which...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

This version of Hangman is meant for two players and is entirely in Dutch. The first player can enter a...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

One of many Hangman games for the Commodore PET. The player must guess the right word or face being hung...

Hangman Extreme Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Hangman Extreme is a violent flash game update of the classic pencil and paper game of old. The gameplay is...

SNES (1992) and WonderSwan Color (2002)

Hanjuku Eiyū is set in a semi-comical universe called the Egg World, populated by two nations: Hanjuku and Kanjuku, or...

NES (1988), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2014)

Hanjuku Hero is a real-time strategy RPG game. A king used the power of a mysterious egg to unify a...

Hannibal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1993)

In this turn-based game you play a role of Carthagean warlord Hannibal in his struggle with Roman Empire. Managing resources...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Commodore PET/CBM (1978)

Hanoi allows the player to play the classic Towers of Hanoi puzzle on the computer. The player is tasked with...

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Hanse is a managerial strategy game set in the 14th century. The player takes the role of an ambitious citizen...

Hanse 1480: Das Vermächtnis Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Hanse 1480: Das Vermächtnis is the successor of Hanse: Die Expedition and is a managerial strategy game set in the...

Hanse: Die Expedition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Amiga (1994)

Hanse makes you a trader in the 13th Century. Your hometown is Lübeck – a well known German seaport. With...

Supervision (1992)

Happy Pairs is a tile-matching puzzle game based on the Japanese game Shisenshō. Similar to the well-known Shanghai, the object...

Happy Trails Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1983)

Happy Trails is an action strategy game for one or two players. Black Bart has robbed the stagecoach, and you...

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm is based on the Happy Tree Friends flash cartoon series where cutely drawn animals end...

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

Hard Boiled Action 1 is a limited edition package that contains two movies on DVD, and two action games. The...

Windows (1998)

Hard Boiled Action 2 is a limited edition package that contains two movies, a full game, and a demo DVD....

Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Move cargo from place to place. Collect money to buy or improve your 18 wheeler. You can also manage your...

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