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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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...

Gary Grigsby's War in Russia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

A World War 2 strategy game covering the war on the eastern front from 1941 to 1945. Game-scale is set...

Gary Grigsby's War in the East: Don to the Danube Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: Don to the Danube is an expansion for GaryGrigsby's War in the East: The...

Gary Grigsby's War in the East: Lost Battles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: Lost Battles is an expansion for GaryGrigsby's War in the East: The German-Soviet War...

Gary Grigsby's War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Gary Grigsby’s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945 is a turn-based World War II strategy game down to...

Gary Grigsby's World At War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

The World at War system is a unique hybrid of a game that brings in classic area movement wargaming and...

Gary Grigsby's World at War: A World Divided Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Gary Grigsby's World at War: A World Divided is the successor to Gary Grigsby's World At War. This turn-based strategy...

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

In Gasparilla: Quest for the Key you are hunting treasures while avoiding hazards similar to playing Minesweeper.Depending on the difficulty...

Macintosh (2007)

A simulation so spare it can barely be called a game, this game puts the player in charge of a...

Linux (2004), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Gate 88 is a real-time strategy game with a twist -- you are in direct control of an individual unit,...

ZX Spectrum (1984), Amstrad CPC (1985), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

Gatecrasher is a puzzle game where the player has to roll barrels through a maze into the right baskets. The...

Gates of Troy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

Gates of Troy is an empire building Turn Based Strategy game. It is a stand-alone expansion for Spartan. When the...

Gazillionaire Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994)

Gazillionaire is an intergalactic game of wheeling and dealing! It was selected as a FINALIST in the Ziff-Davis Shareware of...

Gazillionaire Deluxe DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1997)

An update of the previous Gazillionaire space-trading game. Gazillionaire Deluxe includes the existing gameplay of that title and offers the...

Gazza II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

This edition of the second game licensed around England footballer Paul Gascoigne combines arcade action and management. A four-division Super...

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