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Strategy

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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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Kyumi Puzzle iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Kyumi Puzzle is a 2D item matching puzzle game. The objective is to remove all the items from the screen...

Windows (2001)

This is a download-only game in which you control a rat who is required to run around a maze until...

Labyrinth Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Labyrinth is the sequel to a SNES game called On the Ball. The object of the game is to manipulate...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Labyrinth is a first person maze game. The player can enter the size of labyrinth he wants to solve and...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Labyrinth is an exploration game in which the player is placed in an ever changing labyrinth. The game plays in...

Labyrinth of Crete CD-i Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995), CD-i (1997) and Macintosh (1996)

Labyrinth of Crete is a puzzle game that takes place within Greek mythology. In the game the player has offended...

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1992)

La Colmena is inspired by an erotic table game (The Pyramid of Love), the purpose of which is to join...

DOS (1992)

Ladder Man I is a puzzle game that was distributed freely, i.e. without a registration fee, to publicise Soleau Software's...

DOS (1992)

Ladder Man II is a the second Ladder Man in Soleau Software's Mindscape series.In terms of game play it is...

DOS (1995)

Help Ladder Man collect all the light bulbs in each of the 30 puzzle rooms and then try to reach...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

In a galaxy called Urora, two star systems were engaged in a prolonged war for domination: the federation of Soron...

DOS (1995)

La escoba (Broom) is an electronic version of known Spanish card game of the same name. This variant of La...

Lagoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

In Lagoon you command a series of sea creatures in a turn-based battle at a coral reef.The 8x8 playfield is...

Land der Hoffnung Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In Land der Hoffnung (Land of Hope), you are the leader of the small country Breehn, which is in a...

DOS (1989)

The Starship has depleted all its energy near the orbit of the planet. A decision is made as a last...

Windows (2005)

Land of Legends is a turn-based fantasy strategy game where eight unique races vie for supremacy using a combination of...

Landwirtschafts Gigant Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Landwirtschafts Gigant is a managerial simulation in which the player takes control over a farm. The basics follow the usual...

Windows (2013)

Landwirtschafts Gigant: AddOn 1 is an add-on for Landwirtschafts Gigant. It does not add new mechanics to the game, just...

Langrisser II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), Genesis (1994) and Wii (2007)

Langrisser II is a sequel to Warsong (whose original title is Langrisser). The events of the game take place several...

Langrisser III SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

This is a prequel to the two Langrisser games (the first one is known in the US as Warsong). The...

Langrisser I & II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1998), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

This is a remake of two games: Langrisser (known as Warsong in USA) and its sequel, Langrisser II – or,...

SEGA Saturn (1996)

The Limited Edition of Langrisser III has a custom 3D holographic cover, and comes with a Fan Book that has...

Langrisser IV SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997)

Langrisser IV is the fourth in the long-running Japanese strategy RPG series.Cleons, the king of the country Regenburg, offers his...

Langrisser IV (Limited Edition) SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997)

The Limited Edition of Langrisser IV comes in a custom cardboard box. It also includes a Special Fan Book and...

Langrisser IV & V: Final Edition PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

This is a Playstation release of two Saturn games bundled together: Langrisser IV and Langrisser V: The End of Legend....

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