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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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Love Love iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Love Love is a puzzle game in the style of Tetris and Dr. Mario. Blocks of two pieces moving from...

Love's Power Mahjong Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

You are the fairy Ariel. Your fiancé, Tarlan, has been captured. Use your puzzle-solving skills to find and rescue him.Love's...

DOS (1992)

L. Runner II is a single-player, shareware platform puzzle game. The player is presented with a series of screens on...

Windows 3.x (1990)

Lucas's Puzzle was invented by Édouard Lucas, a French mathematician in the late 19th century.You are given a board with...

Lucid Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Lucid is a puzzle game played on a 10x8 board filled with colored gems, in the same vein of many...

Luck Charm Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

So, you be wanting to become a leprechaun, do ya? Well, laddie, it is not as easy as it seems....

Commodore 64 (1992)

Another game based on the comics good cowboy Lucky Luke, who draws his gun faster than his shadow. This time...

DOS (1993)

The game is a compilation of several Casino games with ability to play a Single Game, win a Tournament, or...

DOS (1990)

Lucky Seven simulates a turn-based card game, played against the computer. After placing a bet, the player may draw up...

DOS (1991)

Lucky Streak is a single player, shareware, set of gambling games comprising:Horseracing: The player is given a list of ten...

DOS (1995)

Lucullus is a Hebrew adaptation of the classic board game Risk, renamed after a Roman general who, according to legend...

Ludo Park Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Ludo Park is a serious game for business simulation focused in management and entrepreneurship. The player controls a stand in...

Lumen Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Reflect the laser from the emitter to the receptor in each level. The player is armed with rotatable mirrors, and...

LUMINES Base + Advance Pack  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

LUMINES Base + Advance Pack is a bundle containing Lumines and Lumines Advance Pack.

PS Vita (2012)

Lumines: Electronic Symphony continues the stylish music puzzle game series. This title retains the same base gameplay of the previous...

Lumines II PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

The sequel to the Lumines stays close the original puzzle game, but add some twists. The gameplay is identical: you...

Lumines Live! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Lumines Live! is the Xbox Live Arcade version of the popular PSP launch title, Lumines: Puzzle Fusion. The basic idea...

Lumines Mobile J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006)

Lumines Mobile is an adaptation of the PSP launch title Lumines: Puzzle Fusion. In this puzzle game, you arrange coloured...

Lumines: Puzzle Fusion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2007) and PSP (2004)

A puzzle game in which the goal is to place as many 2-color falling blocks (a la Tetris) on the...

Luminous Arc Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Luminous Arc is a strategy role-playing game. The story is set in a world in which there are two groups...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Luminous Arc 2 is the sequel to the original Luminous Arc, but takes place in what appears to be a...

Lumosity Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007), iPhone (2013), Android (2014) and iPad (2013)

Lumosity is a web site that helps you improve your mental functions. Lumosity describes it as "training for you brain"....

Windows 3.x (1995)

Lunacy for Windows is a single-player, shareware, puzzle game. The game is reminiscent of Pipe Mania! in that the player...

Lunar Command DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Lunar Command is the updated version of Moonbase, a Lunar Colony Simulator where you have to supply the oxygen, water,...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Lunar Lander is a typical variant of the classic game of the same name. The lunar lander is falling to...

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