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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Windows (2013)

In Maniac Aracs, two players work together to capture and eat humans. Get the two spiders next to each other...

Atari ST (2008)

Manical Drop is a puzzle game for one or two players based on Magical Drop from Data East. This is...

Windows (2003)

Manic Minefields is a Minesweeper variant. The objective of the game is to carefully select squares on a board, trying...

Mankind Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Mankind is one of the first MMORTS (massively multiplayer online real-time strategy) games. You are responsible for a fleet of...

Man of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Man Of War is comprised of two distinct sections, the turn based setup and plotting stage and the real-time action...

Man of War II: Chains of Command Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

The sequel to Man of War adds improved 3D graphics, allowing you to walk around your ship in a first...

DOS (1986)

Manor is a land management-game, in the vein of Hamurabi/Kingdom/Dukedom. You are the Earl of a medieval English manor: each...

Windows (1995)

Go was invented in China between 2,500 and 4,000 years ago. This game lets you learn and play this ancient...

Browser (2003)

The Maobot is a computer cards opponent specialising in three unusual card games. The first of these is a simplified...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Mapsnatch is a Risk-oriented game, with the difference that in this game the armies belong to current times, the scene...

Maqiupai Dreamcast Front Cover NTSC and PAL

Dreamcast (2005)

Maqiupai - Get into Ancient China's crazy mah-jong (in English)Maqiupai is the classic game of Mahjong with a modern twist....

Windows (2005)

Marathon Manager is a management simulation in which the player gets to coach a marathon runner. It is up to...

Marauder Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Marauder is a tactical strategy game with RPG elements. It is based on the book Marauder written by Berkem Al...

Atari 2600 (2002)

This game is based on the wooden marble labyrinth puzzles. You start at the beginning of the maze and must...

The Marble Journey Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

It is a good day, clear skies and just right temperature, so you and your friends decided to go hiking...

Marble Master DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997), PlayStation (1998) and Game Boy Color (2000)

Swing is a Tetris inspired puzzle game: At the top of the screen you see two lines of eight balls...

Marble Mayhem Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Marble Mayhem is a 3D puzzle platformer similar to Marble Madness or the more contemporary Switchball where the player guides...

Marbles Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991)

Marbles is a puzzle game where you control a blue marble in an abstract tile based world with the aim...

Marbles Deluxe Windows Front Cover Retro64 release

Windows (2002)

Marbles Deluxe is the sequel to a puzzle game on the Amiga simply called Marbles. You guide a blue marble...

Marbly Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Marbly is a puzzle game involving marbles. The object of the game is to make matches of three or more...

March of the Eagles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

March of the Eagles is a grand strategy game taking place during the Napoleonic Wars with 10 years of conflict...

March of the Penguins Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Nintendo DS (2006)

Based on the documentary March of the Penguins, this game follows the story of the emperor penguins as they embark...

March of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

March of War is a turn-based tactical strategy game with grand strategy elements. The game occurs in alternative history period...

PC-98 (1995)

The Western kingdom of Endelunia is in grave danger. The forces of Darkness have invaded the country, threatening to conquer...

Margot's Word Brain PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008), Nintendo DS (2008), Wii (2008) and iPhone (2008)

Margot's Word Brain consists of six different word games (five in the iPhone version) that can be played on their...

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