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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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Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Desert Specialist Kit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Desert Specialist Kit DLC is one of the three, first downloadable content (DLC) for...

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Jungle Specialist Kit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Jungle Specialist Kit DLC is one of the three, first downloadable content (DLC) for...

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Night Specialist Kit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Night Specialist Kit is one of the first three downloadable content (DLC) for Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, consisting of...

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Point Blank Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Point Blank is the fifth downloadable content (DLC) for Jagged Alliance: Back in Action introducing a new mission set.A group...

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Shades of Red Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Shades of Red is the fourth downloadable content (DLC) for Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, introducing a new mission based...

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action - Urban Specialist Kit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Urban Specialist Kit is the sixth downloadable content (DLC) for Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, consisting of the following new...

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire is an add-on sized successor of Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Deidranna is dead and Arulco is...

Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (2008)

In Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games you take a group of mercenaries (mercs) through a series of missions. Gameplay is almost...

Jagged Farm: Birth of a Hero Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Jagged Farm: Birth of a Hero is an RTS game that draws inspiration from Orwell's Animal Farm.In the game, different...

JAMDAT Sudoku BREW Front Cover

BREW (2005) and J2ME (2005)

Sudoku is a puzzle game. The aim of the puzzle is to enter a number from 1 trough 9 in...

JAMDAT Word Craft Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Word Craft is a word-building game, similar to the Bookworm games. The player has to create words of 3 letters...

James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Windows Front Cover

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

Although James Cameron's Avatar: The Game is named after the movie, the story itself doesn't follow the plot of the...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

Based on the novel by James Herbert, The Rats is a game combining strategy elements and a text adventure as...

Atari 2600 (2002)

You want to steal your dream car. But first you must get those other clunkers out of the way.Jammed is...

Jane's Combat Simulations: Fleet Command Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Take a US fleet and survive the various encounters with the former Soviet Navy, the Chinese Navy, the Indian Navy,...

Jane's Hotel Windows Front Cover English cover

Windows (2007), PSP (2011), Macintosh (2008), PlayStation 3 (2011), iPhone (2010) and Android (2011)

In Jane's Hotel the player controls the protagonist as she operates a bed and breakfast, oddly enough though no one...

MSX (1984)

A basic game of mahjong (Chinese board game) for one player. Pair up the tiles within the time limit and...

DOS (1991)

Jang-gi simulates the Korean two-player board game similar to Chinese Chess and is unofficially called Korean Chess.The game is played...

SEGA CD (1993)

Jangō World Cup is a digital version of the popular competitive table game mahjong, and part of the long-running Jangō...

PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The protagonist of the game, a young Japanese male, visits a small town and witnesses two thugs assaulting a terrified...

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

Jankirō is an adult mahjong game. Only the four-player variant of the Chinese tile game is available. Player-controlled male protagonist...

Genesis (1993) and PC-98 (1989)

Janō Tōryūmon is a digital conversion of the popular competitive table game mahjong, and is officially licensed by the Japan...

Janshin Densetsu: Quest of Jongmaster TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1995), Neo Geo CD (1995) and Arcade (1994)

Quest of Jongmaster is a mahjong game with role-playing elements. The "RPG mode" follows the story of an apprentice "mahjong...

Genesis (1991) and TurboGrafx CD (1990)

A daughter of the chair of a local high school, Yū Honjō, has been kidnapped by someone unknown. Unable to...

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

A direct sequel to Jantei Monogatari 2: Uchū Tantei Divan - Shutsudō-hen, the game continues the overarching plot, following the...

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