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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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High Frontier Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

When High Frontier was created, America was investing heavily in the original 'Star Wars' SDI, to fend off a feared...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

High Grenadier is a turn-based strategy game with role-playing elements. The game has a rather abstract plot that depicts a...

Highland Warriors Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Highland Warriors is a standard 3D real-time strategy based upon medieval Scotland in a very William Wallace/Braveheart-esque themed game. Authentic...

Browser (2008)

High Noon is a simple text-only Western gunfight duel simulation and was originally created as a BASIC game as early...

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), PC-88 (1985) and FM-7 (1984)

Highrise is a puzzle game where the player has to construct a tower out of blocks. The player controls a...

DOS (1983)

High Roller Casino is a text-based casino game consisting of a Slot Machine, a Wheel of Fortune, a Roulette Wheel,...

High Rollers DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1988) and Apple II (1988)

The game is a computer adaptation of an American TV game show, where two competitors should win a game and...

High Seas: The Family Fortune Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

High Seas: The Family Fortune is a tile-matching game. The player drags rows of jewels horizontally to make matches. Four...

High Seas Trader DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1995)

A follow-up to Impressions' earlier game Merchant Colony, High Seas Trader puts you in the shoes of a young impoverished...

High Seize N-Gage Front Cover

N-Gage (2005)

High Seize is a turn-based pirate adventure and war game set in the 17th century Caribbean. The gameplay is similar...

Highway Encounter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Memotech MTX (1985) and Tatung Einstein (1986)

In this isometric 3D action-strategy game, the player uses a Vorton droid to push a bomb to the end of...

Hijack Amstrad CPC Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

You are the head of the US Government’s Hijack Division, and you are called into action when a group of...

Hills and Rivers Remain iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Hills and Rivers Remain is a fast-paced real-time strategy game in which two or more medieval warlords attempt to eliminate...

Hillsea Lido Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1995)

Hillsea Lido puts you in charge of seaside amusement facilities loosely based around a beach near Vulcan's Hampshire base. Each...

Hill Street Blues DOS Front Cover

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

Hill Street Blues is a "cop simulator". You play a police cadet who wants to get to the top. But...

PlayStation (1999)

Masahiko Kutani and Himiko Himejima are two teenagers living in modern-day Japan. One day, Himiko discovers a strange amulet. An...

PC-98 (1997)

Hinadori no Saezuri is a simulation game with touches of strategy. The game is set in a pseudo-historical scenery that...

Hinterland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Hinterland is a game that mixes the gameplay of a city builder and of an action role-playing game (RPG).The king...

Hinterland: Orc Lords Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Hinterland: Orc Lords is an updated version of Hinterland, which was released through digital distribution the year before. For owners...

PC-98 (1992)

The country ruled by the king MacIntyre is attacked by king Macaulay and his underlings. The land is burning, and...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

When Richard MacIntyre, the hero of the first Hiōden, became old, he retired from his duties, intending to spend the...

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2011)

Hipercubo is a puzzle game set in four-dimensional space. The shadow of a 4D cube is projected in a 3D...

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In Africa the Diamond Coast is ruled by a ruthless dictator and everywhere in the country a state of emergency...

Apple II (1980)

A cribbage game that allows one player to compete against a challenging computer opponent. Cards are animated and dealt automatically,...

Browser (2010)

Hispania el Juego is a browser-based game that takes you back to the period of the Roman conquest of Hispania,...

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