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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Arabesque Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Arabesque (previously called Flower Lines) is a puzzle game in the tradition of the Match-3 games. The game offers 100...

Linux (2000), Windows (2000), Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (2008)

Arasan Chess is a freeware chess program, it is informally rated strong enough for players at, or around, Master level...

Arcadecraft Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013)

Arcadecraft is an economic simulation in which the player takes over and manages an arcade from 1980 to 1986. The...

Arcade Horse Racing Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Arcade Horse Racing is a horse race gambling simulation for up to four players. The game offers variations of 3...

Windows (2003)

Arcade Lines is played on a board that fills up during game play with a variety of colored pieces. You...

Windows (2000)

Arcade Poker is one of a package of games produced by The Code Zone. Games from this package were used,...

Arcadia Remix Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Arcadia Remix is a mini-game collection with retro aesthetics. A special feature is that the player is able to play...

Arcangel: The Legacy Of Peace Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Arcangel: The Legacy Of Peace is a turn based, isometric, strategy game.The story is based on the wise and benevolent...

Browser (2008)

Arcanists is an online multiplayer battle game in which hordes of wizards battle it out to prove their magical supremacy....

Archeodroid Apple II Front Cover Illustration accompanying the type-in listing (Home Computer Magazine Vol. 5 No. 4).

DOS (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and TI-99/4A (1985)

To humans of the far future, the forgotten planet Earth is nothing but an old tale. That is, until a...

Archer Maclean's Mercury PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

In Archer Maclean's Mercury, your job is to guide a blob of mercury, or several blobs, along various mazes, by...

Archipelagos DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Archipelagos is a real-time puzzle and strategy game with an unconventional premise and equally unconventional gameplay.In the future, man carelessly...

Archipelagos 2000 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Archipelagos 2000 is a remake of the 1989 original. The official storyline is identical to the European story of the...

Browser (1998)

After the Great Mage War, sages believe the gods used their powers to prevent man from accessing magic in order...

Amiga (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

The Archon Collection contains the following games: Archon: The Light and the Dark Archon II: Adept

Archon II: Adept Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

The sequel to Archon, Archon II: Adept features a more complex board and enhanced gameplay.Each side plays as an Adept...

Archon: The Light and the Dark PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1985), NES (1989), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Palm OS (2000), Macintosh (1986), iPhone (2012), PC-88 (1986), iPad (2012), Sharp X1 (1986) and FM-7 (1988)

Archon: The Light and the Dark is a strategic board game with some similarities to chess. Two sides, a light...

Archon Ultra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Archon Ultra is a complete remake of Archon. The game features a completely rewritten game engine, new graphics and sound...

Arcomage Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Arcomage is a single or two player card game in which the players try to build their tower to a...

Arc the Lad PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

A girl named Kukuru lives in a village controlled by the Sacred Tribe - people who guard an ancient flame...

Arc the Lad: Monster Game with Casino Game PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Arc the Lad Monster Game is a spin-off from the Arc the Lad series and a bonus expansion to Arc...

NES (1990), MSX (1989), PC-88 (1988), PC-98 (1988), Sharp X1 (1988) and FM-7 (1989)

Arctic is an action puzzle game that describes itself as "active rail playing". Each of more than two-dozen stages consists...

Arctic Baron DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993) and Macintosh (1993)

The Viking Union has a very dominant role in your society, as they control the vast railway networks. Could they...

Arcy 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Arcy 2 is a puzzle game in which the player takes control over a smiley face that has to solve...

DOS (1994)

Ardeny is a tactical/operational level turn- and tile-based strategy game set during the Battle of the Bulge in World War...

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