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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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Online Chess Kingdoms PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Online Chess Kingdoms allows players to go for a game of classic chess on the PSP, or to go online...

OnTarget DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

The game is basically two player. On a 2D map you and your opponent each have a missile tower. You...

On the Ball SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

There's a kind of knick-knack you may find in dusty games rooms, a maze through which you navigate a marble...

On the Ball: World Cup Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1994)

This is an unusual take on the football management game, which features virtually no statistics. Up to four managers can...

Windows 3.x (1995)

This is a computer version of Tangram. Tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle with just a few geometric shapes (to...

Open Doors Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Open Doors is a puzzle game played from a top-down view with 25 levels of gridded blue-prints of buildings. The...

OpenRA Linux Front Cover

Linux (2010), Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

OpenRA (Open Red Alert) is an open source real-time strategy game engine based on a reimagined version of early Westwood...

OpenTTD Linux Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2004), Symbian (2008), Zodiac (2005), Macintosh (2004), iPhone (2008), Android (2012), iPad (2010), webOS (2011), Acorn 32-bit (2005) and GP2X Wiz (2010)

OpenTTD ("Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe") is a freeware, open-source remake of the traffic simulator from 1995. It greatly expands the...

The Operational Art of War: Century of Warfare Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Century of Warfare can be considered a collection of prior Operational Art of War games. Included are: The Operational Art...

Windows (2000)

The Operational Art of War II: Elite Edition is a "gold" release of the original The Operational Art of War...

The Operational Art of War II: Flashpoint Kosovo Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

An expansion pack to The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956-2000, this adds scenarios all around the world,...

The Operational Art of War III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Norm Koger’s The Operational Art of War continues the popular turn-based strategy game series. The previous TOAW games were for...

The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956-2000 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

The Operational Art of War (TOAW), Volume II is a combined simulation and scenario editor covering military campaigns over the...

Windows (2000)

This re-release includes: Norm Koger's the Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 (base game) Norm Koger's the Operational Art...

Operation Apocalypse Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981)

Operation Apocalypse is war simulation game based on WWII land operations. There are four separate solitaire scenarios to choose from:...

Operation Barbarossa: The Struggle for Russia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Operation Barbarossa: The Struggle for Russia is a turn-based strategy game that depicts the Eastern Front of World War II...

DOS (1998)

Operation Cleaner is a Finnish freeware game exploring a very unique genre of gaming: demolition of buildings. The player is...

DOS (1990) and Amiga (1990)

Operation Com●Bat is a basic, turn-based strategy game. Two armies stand against each other on a battlefield with the goal...

Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea & Air DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1993)

Operation Combat II: By Land, Sea and Air is an isometric timed turn-based wargame strategy, similar to Perfect General or...

Operation Crusader DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

A military strategy wargame focusing on the African desert campaign of legendary Irwin Rommel; specifically, the period between November and...

Operation Darkness Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Starting in the African front of WWII, the Wolf Pack, a squad of supernatural soldiers fighting for the Allies, must...

Operation Europe: Path to Victory 1939-45 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), SNES (1993), Genesis (1993), NES (1992), MSX (1992), PC-88 (1991), PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The game is an historical simulation of the European and North African theaters of World War II. The game allows...

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Operation Flashpoint: Red River, players assume control of Outlaw-2-Bravo, a United States Marine Corps fireteam during a fictional conflict...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Operation Iceberg: The Battle for Okinawa is a strategy war game based on a battle in World War II where...

Operation: Inner Space Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994)

Inner Space is an arcade-style shooter taking place inside a rather familiar environment: the player's computer. Evil forces have invaded,...

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