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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Hunt & Score Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1978)

Hunt & Score is similar to the game Memory. The player is presented with a numbered grid; behind each grid...

Hunt the Wumpus TI-99/4A Front Cover

TI-99/4A (1981)

A mythical creature called a Wumpus is sleeping somewhere in a series of maze-like caves, and your goal is to...

Browser (2007)

An adaptation of the graphical TI-99/4A version of this traditionally textmode game of exploration, this conversion puts the player in...

Browser (2010)

In this basic (not BASIC, ChoiceScript!) implementation of the original cave-crawling survival horror game, the player is put in the...

Commodore 64 (1983), Commodore PET/CBM (1978) and ZX80 (1981)

Hurkle is a simple game in which the player must find the location of a hidden Hurkle on a ten...

The Hybrid Front Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994) and Wii (2007)

In the 24th century, an galactic trading empire called CoCoON was created through the merger of six large corporations. This...

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Hydraulik is a Pipe Dream clone. The player's task is to close the water cycle by stacking pipes in the...

Hyokkori Hyōtanjima: Daitōryō o Mezase! Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

Hyokkori Hyōtanjima: Daitōryō o Mezase! ("Aim for the Presidency!") is a sugoroku-style board game for up to four players based...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Hyper Aggressive is a strategic puzzle game aiming to provide some sensitivity for the binary numeral system. The playing area...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Hypertrek is a version of Star Trek. The player controls a starship and must navigate space in order to hunt...

iBomber Defense Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2010), iPad (2010) and Windows Phone (2012)

iBomber Defense is a tower defense game with a World War II theme. The gameplay is typical for the genre....

iBomber Defense: Pacific Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

iBomber Defense Pacific is the successor of the game iBomber Defense. The game play as well as the second World...

Browser (2010)

An old friend has preceded the player in a pixelated 2D flooded subterranean cavern complex. In this underground, underwater maze,...

Ice Age: Avalanche iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2015), Android (2015), iPad (2015), Windows Phone (2015) and Windows Apps (2015)

Ice Age: Avalanche is a match-three puzzle game based on the Ice Age animated movie franchise. It borrows many gameplay...

Commodore 64 (2008)

Ice Box was developed for the annual Mini Game Competition and was an entry for the 1k size category.The gameplay...

Icebreaker Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), 3DO (1995) and Macintosh (1996)

Icebreaker is a puzzle/shooter that has the player take control of a flying pyramid who has to navigate through 150...

Icebreaker Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Icebreaker is a Flash-based puzzle game in which the player has to free Vikings frozen solid in the ice, and...

Ice Princess Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

A prince locked inside an ice brick must rescue the princess from being frozen by an evil witch.Ice Princess is...

Windows (2005)

Ice Puzzle Deluxe is a tile matching puzzle game. Unlike other tile matching games the player doesn't move the tiles...

Ichi Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Ichi (Japanese for "one") is a one-button puzzle game. It consists of different levels with a hand-drawn look that are...

Icy Escort Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2013)

In this online flash game your goal is to help Mother Penguin to collect her kids that have gone missing....

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

In this ID4 Mission disk you look out of the eyes of an alien science officer preparing the exoskeletal suits...

Ide Yōsuke no Mahjong Kyōshitsu PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

Ide Yōsuke no Mahjong Kyōshitsu is a Mahjong learning and practice game featuring Mahjong professional Ide Yōsuke. The game has...

TurboGrafx-16 (1991)

Idol Hanafuda Fan Club is a strip hanafuda card game. The available variant of the game is koi-koi, the most...

Dreamcast (1999)

Idol Janshi wo Tsukucchaou is based on the NAOMI arcade game Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai III. However, it isn't a port....

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