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 (1989) and Amiga (1990)

BattleSet 2: North Atlantic Convoys (NACV) was the first add-on for Harpoon, featuring 16 scenarios playable from both sides of...

Harpoon Battleset 3: The MED Conflict DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992) and Macintosh (1991)

Scenario Disk for the modern naval battle simulator based on Larry Bond's popular Harpoon board-game from 1980. Brings 16 new...

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Macintosh (1991)

BattleSet 4: Indian Ocean / Persian Gulf (IOPG) was the last BattleSet (i.e. map) published for the original DOS Harpoon...

Harpoon Challenger Pak (Limited Edition) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This compilation includes floppy diskettes for the Harpoon Master Game, a renowned computer conversion of a tabletop naval strategic game...

DOS (1991) and Macintosh (1991)

This updated Harpoon edition combines all add-ons released to date: Harpoon updated to version 1.3 (includes BattleSet 1: GIUK) Harpoon...

Harpoon Classic DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1994)

A naval battle simulator based on Larry Bond's popular Harpoon board-game from 1980. In addition to the material found in...

Harpoon Classic '97 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Harpoon Classic '97 is a revised version of traditional Harpoon Classic which is in turn, based on Larry Bond's original...

DOS (1992) and Macintosh (1992)

The first of the Harpoon Designer's Series is a collection of scenarios for Harpoon - there are four sets (HDS1,...

DOS (1993)

The second of the Harpoon Designer's Series is a collection of scenarios for Harpoon - there are four sets (HDS5,...

Harpoon II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Macintosh (1995)

Harpoon II is a simulation of modern-era naval combat. A variety of ships such as surface and sub, as well...

Harpoon II: Admiral's Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This collection includes the original Harpoon II, part of the long-running naval strategy series, and seven distinct battle sets:Global Conflicts...

DOS (1994)

This BattleSet for Harpoon II is a mission pack featuring 15 hypothetical post-Cold War scenarios focusing on hostilities between the...

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

This BattleSet for Harpoon II is a mission pack featuring 15 hypothetical scenarios set in the mid-1980s, as the Cold...

DOS (1996)

Harpoon II Deluxe: Multimedia Edition is an updated Harpoon II CD-ROM release expanded with two additional BattleSets: Global Conflicts II...

DOS (1989), Amiga (1991) and Macintosh (1990)

Harpoon Scenario Editor is the same tool that was used by game developers to create missions for Harpoon. The user...

J2ME (2007)

Harry Potter: Mastering Magic is a collection of mini games revolving around Potter's main activity at Hogwarts (yes, that would...

HarshQuad Windows Phone Front Cover

Windows Phone (2013)

HarshQuad is a puzzle game where the player has to find rectangles in a grid of colored tiles. The screen...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Hartenjagen is a card game (hearts) that can be played by a single player against three AI players. Unlike the...

Harukaze Sentai V-Force PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Long ago, civilization flourished on Venus. The environmental protection agency Goa Del maintained the planet. However, in the name of...

Browser (2005)

Harvest Mania is a color-matching game with vegetables. The main objective is to survive as many years as possible. Every...

Harvest: Massive Encounter Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Harvest is a real time defense-strategy game from the independent Swedish developer Oxeye. Harvest's premise is that you colonize one...

Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness is the fourth installment of the Harvest Moon series on the DS. This version has...

Harvey Headbanger Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Rotund drinkers Harvey Headbanger and Hamish Highball are at war in this single-screen action duel with a strategic edge. Walking...

Hasbro Family Game Night Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2008)

Hasbro Family Game Night is a mini-game collection of conversions of Hasbro board games. It contains the classic versions as...

Hasbro Family Game Night 3 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and Wii (2010)

Hasbro Family Game Night 3 is the third installment in the board game-to-video game franchise by Hasbro and EA.All of...

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