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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Kerwhizz Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Kerwhizz is based of the children's TV show of the same name. It follows the main idea of the show...

Kessen PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

Kessen is a strategy game that tells the story of the events that brought feudal Japan out of a century...

Kessen II PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

It is a time of war. Many leaders from different factions fight to control their land. One such leader, Liu...

Kessen III PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In Kessen III, the player takes control of Nobunaga Oda and unlike the previous two games, the player may not...

Ketchup Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1996)

Ketchup is a puzzle-solving game. The main character of the game is the ruler of the state turned into a...

Browser (2010)

The basic goal of each level in the game is to arrange scattered points on a grid into a smaller,...

ColecoVision (1996)

Kevtris was the first Colecovision game to be developed for almost ten years, and it was a natural choice to...

Odyssey 2 (1981)

Keyboard Creations! lets the player type in a main message which will continually scroll across the screen. The game also...

KeyWords Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

KeyWords is a word creating game, hosted by a chameleon named Chameleon. The game is played by selecting scrolling letters...

Khalaan DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Khalaan is an interesting strategy game of empire building set in the ancient Arabic world. Turn based, it requires you...

Khan Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This unofficial expansion for Ensemble Studios Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is dedicated to Genghis Khan and...

Windows (1996)

The wandering sexually obsessed knight Rance is leading a group of bandits in the rural nation of Helman, raiding cities...

Kick It! MSX Front Cover

MSX (1987)

You are a pair of trousers. The screen is filled with a board game that has been subdivided into blue...

Kickle Cubicle NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Arcade (1988)

Kickle Cubicle is a sliding puzzle game in the vein of Adventures of Lolo where the Wicked Wizard King covered...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

A Puyo Puyo sequel featuring the cast and setting from the Gundam sci-fi series. The game plays exactly the same...

DOS (1990)

This game combines four popular children's card games into one program. For solitaire fun, it offers Memory Match, the classic...

Kiki the Nano Bot Linux Front Cover

Linux (2003), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

Kiki the Nano Bot is a freeware, open-source puzzle game with 3D graphics, described by the developer as a combination...

PC-98 (1990), FM Towns (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

KikĊ Shidan is a strategy game set during World War II, more specifically the year 1944. There are no concrete...

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

Kikou Seiki Unitron is the sequel to Biomotor Unitron. It was only released in Japan.It continues the gameplay of Biomotor...

Killzone: Liberation PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Killzone Liberation is the sequel to the PS2 game Killzone. You once again take the role of Templar, two months...

Kineko: The Monitor Puzzle - Vol. II NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

This follow-up to the Famicom version of Kinetic Connection (Kineko) contains 10 new moving puzzles to solve. Apart from that,...

Game Gear (1991)

The Game Gear version of Kinetic Connection has been rearranged a lot from the original version released 5 years earlier...

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame ties directly to the end of its predecessor: after King Arthur managed to reunite...

King Arthur: Knights and Vassals Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

King Arthur: Knights and Vassals is a DLC for King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame. It adds overall six units which...

King Arthur: Legendary Artifacts  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

King Arthur: Legendary Artifacts is a DLC for King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame. It adds three sets with overall nine...

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