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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Glow Worm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Glow Worm is a puzzle game where the player has to morph glow worms into fireflies and save imprisoned creatures....

Amiga (1997)

Yet another "minesweeper" game, named after the pet name of the Swedish army's minesweeping machine "Glufs-glufs". The game plays in...

Browser (1999)

In Gnarf the player takes care of a comic character, a "Gnarf", and sends him into tactical wrestling matches. Every...

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1991) and Atari ST (1994)

GNU Chess is a fully functional, freeware, chess program which can play against a human player or another chess program....

CD-i (1992)

Go is a digital version of the classic Chinese board game. The game is played with two players or against...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Go is a computer version of the board game which is played on a 13 x 11 grid between two...

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

The Goalkeeper casts you as a rookie goalkeeper, for one of the five weakest clubs in your home country’s top...

Windows (2004) and Browser (2008)

Goats and Tigers is a freeware, open-source implementation of Bagh-Chal, an ancient Asian board game originally drawn on sand and...

DOS (1991)

Gobbler is a single player, shareware, which plays a bit like Pac-ManThe game takes place in a maze. Throughout the...

Gobliiins DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Macintosh (1991) and iPhone (2010)

Gobliiins is an adventure game where the player controls a team of three goblins: Oups, Ignatius and Asgard (Hooter, Dwayne,...

Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003) and GameCube (2003)

Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde is a fast paced action style Real time strategy game set in the fantasy goblin...

The Godfather II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

On New Year's Eve 1958 Hyman Roth not only celebrated his birthday, he also celebrated the successful expansion of the...

God of Light Android Front Cover

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

God of Light is puzzle game based around reflecting light. The player controls Shiny who has to save his universe...

Atari ST (2002)

Godpey, a clone of Gunpey, is all about lines. On a playfield filled with squares, tiles with diagonal and angled...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Godzilla threatens Japan and it’s up to the player to use the combined force of Japan’s army, navy, air force,...

NES (1991)

In a completely different style from the first Nintendo Godzilla game from Toho, you play as japanese military forces fighting...

Game Gear (1995)

Godzilla: Kaijuu no Daishingeki is a turn based strategy game, with some arcade elements. A player can play as Godzilla...

Goemon: Mononoke Sugoroku Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Goemon and his pals take a break from fighting evil and instead get together and play a unique board game...

Go Fetch! Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Ever wish you could play fetch, but without the hassle of a dog, slobber, or requiring ample outdoor space? With...

Go! Go! Break Steady Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Go! Go! Break Steady is a rhythm game similar to Boom Boom Rocket combined with the circle puzzles of the...

Go! Go! Tank Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

A peaceful nation has been invaded by an enemy army, and you must help clear the way for your own...

PC-98 (1992) and FM Towns (1993)

Goh II is a historical turn-based war strategy game that takes place entirely during World War II in Asia. The...

Linux (2010), Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2010)

Thinking back to a bad college job the designer had once had, this game puts the player in a conversation...

Windows (2003)

Gokuraku Jongg is the sequel to Raku Jongg, a puzzle game based on the rules of Mahjong. Mahjong tiles drop...

Gokuraku Jongg Premium PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Gokuraku Jongg Premium is an enhanced port of the mahjong puzzle game Gokuraku Jongg which includes several new modes. Time...

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