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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Humans 3: Evolution - Lost in Time Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1995), Amiga (1996) and Amiga CD32 (1996)

Zoo keepers from an alien world have scoured human history to steal 7 important figures from different epochs, and it...

The Humans: Insult to Injury DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1993)

Available in both stand-alone and add-on forms, The Jurassic Levels is presumably named to cash in on the then-current Jurassic...

The Humans: Meet the Ancestors! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Nintendo DS (2009)

Your mission in this puzzle game is to help prehistoric humans to evolve by helping them find tools like spears,...

The Humans DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Game Boy (1992), SNES (1993), Genesis (1992), Jaguar (1994), Lynx (1993), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1993)

The gameplay of The Humans has similarities to Lode Runner and Lemmings. Your job in this action puzzler is to...

The Humble Bundle Mojam Browser Front Cover

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

The Humble Bundle Mojam is a collection of three games made in 60 hours between 17th and 19th February 2012....

Hundred Swords Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Dreamcast (2001)

Hundred Swords is a fantasy real-time strategy game with 3D graphics.Boy prince loves girl princess, but an evil invader spoils...

Hungribles iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Hungribles is a puzzle game based around feeding hungry creatures. Played from a top down 2D viewpoint, a typical level...

SNES (1994)

Hungry Dinosaurs is a variant of the board game Othello with a dinosaur setting. In each turn, one player gets...

Browser (2011)

The player controls the growth rate of a jolly round sumo wrestler floating around a zero-gravity ring by directing the...

Hungry Turtle iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Hungry Turtle is a physics based puzzle game with cartoonish graphics. The goal in the game is to move a...

HuniePop Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015) and Macintosh (2015)

HuniePop is a dating simulation including visual novel aspects and minor RPG elements. The player controls a character who attempted...

Hunters: Episode One iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

In 2981, overpopulation of planet Earth has led mankind to establish colonies in space. These colonies are under total control...

HuntersLunch Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Xbox 360 (2009)

The wastelands are a dangerous place, filled with wolves and monsters ready to turn anyone foolish enough to venture there...

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...

Amiga (1995)

Hydacorn is a timed puzzle-board game. The screen is divided into three windows. First one is a working window, the...

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....

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