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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Lords of the Realm III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2013)

The third installment in the Lords of the Realm series is a medieval real time strategy game. You are one...

Lords of the Realm II: Royal Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and Macintosh (2013)

The box includes: Lords of the Realm Lords of the Realm II Lords of the Realm II Siege Pack

Lords of the Realm II + Siege Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

This compilation contains: Lords of the Realm II Lords of the Realm II: Siege Pack (expansion)

Lords of the Realm II: Siege Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Lords of the Realm II: Siege Pack is the official expansion to Lords of the Realm II. It features several...

Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), TurboGrafx CD (1992), CD-i (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

Japan, 12th century. After your father has been murdered, you set out on a quest to become Shogun to restore...

Lords of Waterdeep iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Based on the Dungeons & Dragons universe, Lords of Waterdeep is a faithful recreation of the Origins Award winning board...

Lorien's Tomb Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Lorien's Tomb is a timed puzzle board game similar to Puzznic. The player's task is to remove the mysterious objects...

Windows (1997)

"Better than Tetris or your money back!"You line up three marbles of the same colour inside the black square and...

The Lost Admiral DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

A turn-based naval strategy game, take various ships with different capabilities and defeat the enemy fleet. Includes resource system, units...

Windows (2007)

The Lost Castle is a tower defense game in which you have to defend your castle against 21 waves of...

Lost Cities Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Based on the popular card game, Lost Cities for Xbox Live Arcade plays in much the same way. The standard...

Lost City of Aquatica Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

In Lost City of Aquatica, the player controls John, an avid scuba diver who enjoys nothing more than diving deep...

Lost Empire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Lost Empire is the first game in the Lost Empire series.The game is set in a galaxy with a long...

Lost Empire: Immortals Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The story begins with the Eonians, a long lost civilization which has given the knowledge of navigating the stars to...

The Lost Inca Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

At the time of the conquest of the New World, a woman called Acua has recurring dreams about an ancient...

Amiga (1995)

Lost in Mine is a side-scrolling puzzle board game. The action takes place in a mine. The goal is to...

Lost in Reefs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

You have discovered an ancient civilization. You must build and explore the ancient undersea city.Lost in Reefs is a puzzle...

The Lost Kingdom Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

As the Tree of Life withers and dies, the dark wizard Balaak approaches the once peaceful Kingdom of Rosefal, returning...

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

This game is the third in the Dr. Brain series. Solve logic, math, and other puzzling conundrums designed to stress...

Lost Patrol DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

You and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong...

The Lost Tribe DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Apple IIgs (1992) and Macintosh (1992)

In The Lost Tribe you get to go back in time and lead a prehistoric tribe to a new homeland....

The Lost Vikings DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2014), Game Boy Advance (2003), SNES (1992), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Three Vikings, Eric the Swift, Olaf the Stout and Baleog the Fierce, were kidnapped by the alien Tomator, the evil...

Lot Lot NES Front Cover

NES (1985) and MSX (1985)

Lot Lot is a puzzle game. The goal of the game is of extreme simplicity. Manipulate the balls in such...

Browser (2005)

Lottso! is a browser game combining elements of bingo and lottery. It's played by up to twenty players at the...

Windows (2012)

LotusCraft is doujin isometric real-time strategy game in Gensokyo. It mixes elements from the Tōhō series with the real-time strategy...

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