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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Island Realms Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

A group of sailors is stranded on an archipelago after their ship was attacked by an hostile vessel. They start...

DOS (1990)

When the pirates of mad Emperor Louis the 30th capture your best friend Jean you must venture through to the...

Island Wars 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Two islands wage war against each other in the South Pacific seas. Their gripe? Each other's palm trees. Island Wars...

Isoball Android Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

Isoball is a single-screen isometric puzzle game where the objective of each level is to build a 'run' out of...

Amstrad CPC (1985)

The purpose of this game, which take place on the 12x12 matrix board is to block the opponent (computer). Every...

Atari 8-bit (2010)

This is a compilation of two puzzle board games: Isora with the isometric view, where the player must step on...

I Spy Junior: Puppet Playhouse Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

I Spy Junior: Puppet Playhouse is an educational game for ages 3-5. Three main games are included.In Puppet Show Riddles,...

SNES (1994)

Itadaki Street 2 is the sequel to Itadaki Street, a Monopoly-style digital board game. It keeps the same basic gameplay...

Itadaki Street 3: Okuman Chōja ni Shite Ageru! - Katei Kyōshi Tsuki! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Itadaki Street 3 is, despite what the name might suggest, the fourth title in the long-running Itadaki Street series. In...

Nintendo DS (2007)

Itadaki Street DS is a Monopoly-style game from the Itadaki Street series, featuring characters from both the Mario series and...

PlayStation (1998)

Gourgeous King is the third title in the Itadaki Street series, and is essentially an expanded remake of Itadaki Street...

NES (1991)

Itadaki Street is a digital board game similar to Monopoly, from the creator of Dragon Quest, Yuji Horii. Much like...

Itch! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Itch! is a tricky puzzle game with simple rules and crazy graphics.The game principle is to simply arrange four equally...

It's Mr Pants Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Rare's website mascot, Mr. Pants, stars in his very own video game for the Game Boy Advance. He's prepared hundreds...

Commodore 64 (1984)

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll is a management game where you are the member of a new Rock Group and...

Ivory Tiles iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Ivory Tiles is a puzzle game. You tilt or touch the screen to move the tiles on the playing field....

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

Iwo jima is a strategy war game based on a battle in World War II where the island of Iwo...

The Jackbox Party Pack Xbox One Front Cover

Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014), Android (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014), Xbox One (2014) and Fire OS (2014)

The Jackbox Party Pack is a compilation of games created by the team from You Don't Know Jack. There are...

Windows (2014)

Jack-o-nine-tails is free 2D adult hentai parody game set in fantasy world. It is similar in style to Slave Maker,...

Jack's Sokoman Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In Jack's Sokoman the task is to move boxes and other items to their designated places in a warehouse. It...

Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1980), TRS-80 (1980) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Summer, 1942. A squadron of German Fw 190 fighters is scrambling to protect a U-Boat base from incoming Allied air...

Jagged Alliance DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Windows (2008)

The land of Metavira needs your help! Contract additional mercenaries as you explore, capture, and hold new territory so the...

Jagged Alliance 1: Gold Edition Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Jagged Alliance 1: Gold Edition includes: Jagged Alliance Jagged Alliance: Deadly GamesThe game were previously not available for the Macintosh...

Jagged Alliance 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2000) and Windows (1999)

The political situation in the democratic monarchy of Arulco has gone from bad to worse. The country has been taken...

Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire is a stand-alone expansion of Jagged Alliance 2. While Wildfire is technically no different from the...

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