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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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Massive Assault Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Massive Assault Collection is a digital compilation of three Massive Assault games: Massive Assault Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance Massive Assault...

Windows (2004)

Massive Assault Network is a turn-based multiplayer game and strongly based on its predecessor Massive Assault. The story details a...

Massive Assault Network 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Massive Assault Network 2 is a turn-based multiplayer strategy game and sequel to Massive Assault Network. Like the previous game...

Master Chess Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

The ancient game of chess is recreated here, with all the traditional rules and game concepts. The game is in...

Master Head Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Master Head is a variant of Soko-Ban. On each level, the player, as a warehouse keeper, must push around crates...

Master Labyrinth CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1994)

Master Labyrinth is a digital version of the 1991 board game of the same name by Ravensburger. The digital version...

Mastermind Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Adapted from the venerable British quiz show, Mastermind allows you to become a contestant on that program, competing against up...

Mastermind iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

As the name suggests, Mastermind is based on the famous board game of the same name. The player's goal is...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

In this Mastermind conversion for the Commodore PET the rules of Mini Mastermind by board game publisher Invicta are used...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

This is a text only version of the classic game Mastermind. The player must guess a code determined by the...

Windows (1996)

Mastermind is a single player, freeware version of the classic, code breaking game Mastermind.Game-play is virtually identical to all other...

DOS (1989)

This is a freeware adaptation of the classic code-breaking board game Mastermind, where the player has to guess a 4-peg...

Amiga (1997)

Master Mind is a simple clone of the classic board game with the same name. A color code is hidden...

DOS (1990)

The objective of the game is to guess a combination of four tokens. The player gets ten tries to guess....

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

One of many conversions of the classic game Mastermind for the Commodore PET. The player has to guess a code...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

Master Mind is an adaptation of the eponymous board game. The goal is to guess a random code of four...

OS/2 (1993)

Master Mind is an implementation of the code-breaking game Mastermind. The player guesses a permutation of four (not necessarily distinct)...

Master Mind Golf iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Master Mind Golf is a classic puzzler combined with golf. Players are tasked with figuring out the correct placements of...

Windows (2005)

Mafia Tycoon is a turn-based strategy game set in the world of organized crime with activities such as smuggling, gambling,...

Mastermind: World Conqueror Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Have you ever dreamed, while watching a Bond movie, how would it be to lead a secret organization bent on...

Master of Defense Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Master of Defense is a 3D strategy game, in which players assume the role of defender of a kingdom invaded...

Master of Illusion Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Master of Illusion is different from other exercise games. This one is a take on magic, teaching the player but...

Master of Magic DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Windows (2010)

The plot of Master of Magic is to become the dominant wizard on two 'planes' of existence, the normal Earth-like...

Master of Monsters Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), TurboGrafx CD (1991), MSX (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X1 (1988)

Master of Monsters is a turn-based strategy game in which you choose one of five different wizards and fight the...

Master of Monsters: Disciples of Gaia PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

Masters of Monsters is an anime, turn bases strategy / combat game. You have the option of Story Mode, Single...

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