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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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Monster Rancher 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Monster Rancher 2 is at heart an arena fighting game with a lot of ancillary game play thrown in. As...

Monster Rancher 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Monster raising and creature contests move into the 128-bit generation as the popular Tecmo series sets up shop on the...

Monster Rancher 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Raise monsters to explore and battle in this PS2 monster raising sim from Tecmo. This game improves upon previous installments...

Monster Rancher Battle Card Episode II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Monster Rancher BattleCard Episode II is a sequel to the Monster Rancher Battle Card game on Game Boy. But it...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Monster Rancher is one of the longest running monster-breeding game series of all time, comparable even to the Pokémon franchise....

Monster Rancher EVO PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Monster Rancher EVO is totally unlike any other games in this series, so fans beware, this may not be what...

Monstrum Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Monstrum is an adaptation of the classical concept of snake games. The player has to guide a pink snake that...

Monte Carlo Games Compendium PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Monte Carlo Games Compendium features 17 casino and card games. Hence, the jewel case contains two discs. Disc #1 is...

Monty Python's Cow Tossing iPhone Front Cover

J2ME (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

Monty Python's Cow Tossing is a ballistics game similar to Angry Birds and Crush the Castle. The player takes control...

PC-98 (1995)

The peaceful rural people known as "Monzetsu" (the word also means "anguish") have a legend that tells of a cruel...

Jupiter Ace (1983)

Moo + Hangman is a double games pack that contains the following games:Moo: Based on the board game Mastermind, the...

Moonbase Commander Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Moonbase Commander is a turn-based strategy game where players compete to spread a web-like base across a lunar battlefield while...

PC-98 (1993), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

Moonlight-chan Rinshan is an erotic quiz game. The player may select any of the eight available female opponents. He is...

Acorn 32-bit (1992)

Moonquake is a Bomberman variant featuring one and two player modes. The player is an expert in rock blasting and...

DOS (1991)

A strategy game - your aim is to get to the far end of a large grid, filled with enemies,...

Moraff's Maximum Mahjongg: Volume 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Moraff's Maximum Mahjongg: Volume 2 is more of Moraff's Maximum Mahjongg, but this release provides new features, rule variations, stats,...

DOS (1992)

Moraff's Monster Bridge is a single-player card game, with a setting in the Moraff's World universe. The player is depicted...

DOS (1992)

Moraff's Monster Memory is an updated version of Moraff's Memory. It is a one or two player game based on...

DOS (1992)

Moraff's Morejongg is a single player, shareware, Mahjong game. This game has twenty different tile layouts, several different tile sets...

DOS (1992)

In Moraff's Stones you play a human who comes into one of the many taverns in Moraff's World and you...

DOS (1993)

In a move that makes the in-game options menu as formidable and labyrinthine as the trademark Moraffware selection of video...

Morecraft DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

An unofficial add-on to Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Morecraft contains over 200 fan-made levels, both single-player and multi-player, with...

DOS (1992)

Morkin 2 is a not-too-serious freeware role-playing game, written by two brothers. The game is a simple strategy-RPG mix in...

Morph Amiga Front Cover

SNES (1993), Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

Young Morris Rolph has been trapped in limbo due to a malfunction on Dr Krankenpot's new teleport machine. Now he's...

Morph Match Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

An 8x8 grid is laid out before the player, randomly studded with profile pictures of various characters (or "morphs") from...

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