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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Juice Cubes Android Front Cover

Browser (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Juice Cubes is a fruit themed tile based puzzle game where the player is presented with a grid full of...

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

J.U.L.I.A. Untold is a spin-off games of J.U.L.I.A.. It tells a self-consistent story, unveiling new details about the space mission...

Commodore 64 (1990)

Julius Cäsar is a strategy game in which the player takes the role of Julius Caesar in ancient Rome. The...

Windows (1998)

Hundreds of those "Jumble" scrambled word puzzles that appear in daily newspapers (the ones with four scrambled words, and a...

Atari ST (1994)

Jumble Up is a jigsaw puzzle written in STOS.The game loads a user supplied image and creates a puzzle with...

OS/2 (1993)

JumpEm is an implementation of peg solitaire. The game board is cross shaped, initially containing 45 holes, all but the...

Jumping Jack Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Jumping Jack is an arcade puzzle-solving game. The player's task is to break all the tiles. The number of lines...

Jumpin' Jackson Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Jumpin' Jackson is a top-down puzzle game. Jackson hops around a game board, picking up records (anyone remember vinyl?) and...

Jump Jack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Jump Jack is a classic Jump´n´Run-game, made primarily for younger kids. The gameplay is easy to learn, the graphics are...

DOS (1998), Browser (2011) and GP32 (2003)

A real-time multiplayer-only keyboard-crowding (or network) game, this game pits up to four human-operated cute fuzzy widdle bunnies against each...

Jump Start 1st - 3rd Grade Learning Playground Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

A compilation of the games Jump Start Reading Jump Start Math Jump Start Explorers

Genesis (1990)

Junction is a puzzle game somewhat similar to Pipe Dream where the object of the game is to slide square...

Junction Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991)

Junction on the Game Gear plays much like its Genesis equivalent but the view is top-down rather than isometric. The...

Browser (2003)

Jungle Gin plays a lot like the card game Gin rummy, but this time in a tropical setting. Two players...

Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness, and Bananas iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

Jungle Rumble is a rhythm based game where the player controls a tribe of monkeys. A rival tribe invades to...

TI-99/4A (1986)

Junkman Junior is a clone of the game Jumpman Junior. Your goal is to collect all of the junk on...

The Junkyard Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

The Junkyard is a stacking game where the player uses a construction crane to lift up cars, buses, trucks, and...

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis puts you in the shoes of a Dr. Hammond-type scientist, and challenges you to build a...

DOS (1997)

Jurassic War is an RTS set in prehistoric times that includes RPG elements. It is reminiscent of Warcraft, both in...

Atari ST (1991)

Just Another War in Space is a real-time strategy game in which the player participates in a space war. There...

Just Breed NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

The town of Astholm is protected by a Sapphire, one of the magical stones mentioned in old legends. Generation of...

SNES (1993)

Jyutei Senki is a turn-based strategy game, never released outside of Japan. The game takes place in an alternate universe...

K240 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

A space-based resource management game, loosely a sequel to the earlier Utopia.You start building your community on an asteroid, whose...

Nintendo DS (2008)

K3 en het IJsprinsesje is a game based around the Flemish girl band K3 and particularly the second movie based...

Ka-50 Hokum DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

In this game you are a commander of a Base Ship cruising around Indonesia and a pilot of four helicopters...

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