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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PlayStation 2 (2001)

Marl de Jigsaw is an action jigsaw puzzle spinoff of the Marl Kingdom series. It plays much like the other...

Marl de Jigsaw (Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

A limited edition set which includes Marl de Jigsaw along with a 4-disc soundtrack set that includes music from the...

Acorn 32-bit (1997)

Marsquake is a sequel to Moonquake and like its predecessor it's a variant of Bomberman. The player takes the role...

Marvel Puzzle Quest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Marvel Puzzle Quest borrows the concept of the previous Puzzle Quest games, but with characters from the universe of Marvel...

Marvel Trading Card Game Nintendo DS Front Cover

Windows (2007), Nintendo DS (2007) and PSP (2007)

Marvel Trading Card Game is a strict electronic conversion of the Vs. System collectible card game rules by Upper Deck....

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (2000)

Mary King's Riding Star is a managerial simulation set in the equestrian sports business. The game focuses in the athletic...

PC-98 (1991) and FM Towns (1992)

Ma Saiko Jan is a mahjong game with light role-playing elements and a structure reminiscent of board games. The player...

Amiga (1992)

Masa Krytyczna is a puzzle game for two players. The aim of the game is to eliminate all the chips...

Windows 3.x (1994)

Masque Blackjack is a blackjack game for 1 - 4 players in which the player can choose to play by...

Masque ChessNet 3 Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994)

Masque ChessNet 3 is version 3 of Masque's chess program.This version of ChessNet has options that allow the player to...

Windows 3.x (1994)

Masque Solitaire Antics is a compilation of single player card games that was later added to and released as Solitaire...

Windows 3.x (1995)

Masque Video Poker is a single player video poker simulation.The game starts with the player either choosing an existing identity...

Mass Destruction DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Mass Destruction puts players behind the controls of a one-man tank. The environments range from arctic to desert to urban....

Massive Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2005)

Massive Assault is a 3D hex-based wargame. You won't see hexes all over the map, however, as little circles indicating...

Massive Assault Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Massive Assault Collection is a digital compilation of three Massive Assault games: Massive Assault Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance Massive Assault...

Windows (2004)

Massive Assault Network is a turn-based multiplayer game and strongly based on its predecessor Massive Assault. The story details a...

Massive Assault Network 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Massive Assault Network 2 is a turn-based multiplayer strategy game and sequel to Massive Assault Network. Like the previous game...

Master Chess Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

The ancient game of chess is recreated here, with all the traditional rules and game concepts. The game is in...

Master Head Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Master Head is a variant of Soko-Ban. On each level, the player, as a warehouse keeper, must push around crates...

Master Labyrinth CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1994)

Master Labyrinth is a digital version of the 1991 board game of the same name by Ravensburger. The digital version...

Mastermind Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Adapted from the venerable British quiz show, Mastermind allows you to become a contestant on that program, competing against up...

Mastermind iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

As the name suggests, Mastermind is based on the famous board game of the same name. The player's goal is...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

In this Mastermind conversion for the Commodore PET the rules of Mini Mastermind by board game publisher Invicta are used...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

This is a text only version of the classic game Mastermind. The player must guess a code determined by the...

Windows (1996)

Mastermind is a single player, freeware version of the classic, code breaking game Mastermind.Game-play is virtually identical to all other...

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