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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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Million Dollar Password: 2009 Edition Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009) and iPhone (2008)

Million Dollar Password: 2009 Edition is an adaptation of the TV game show of the same name. The objective remains...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Mind is a Mastermind game. The player must guess a sequence of four colors within a self-defined maximum number of...

Mindbender Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1990) and PC-98 (1991)

Mindbender uses similar gameplay principles to Deflektor, which means that you have indirect control over a beam of light. On...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Mindbenders is a collection of eight games to get the brain-cells working with puzzle, strategy and action games:Repeat After Me:...

Mindbuster Microvision Front Cover

Microvision (1979)

Mindbuster is a puzzle game with an ultimate goal to complete puzzles in the fewest moves possible. There are two...

Minder Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Minder can be seen as a training game for your short-term memory.The playfield consists of a circle, which is split...

MindFeud iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

MindFeud is a two-player board game that resembles Scrabble, but is played with symbols instead of letters. Each player receives...

Mind Fuck Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Mind Fuck is a two-player game about "reading your opponent". The goal is to press a key faster than your...

Mind Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989)

Mind Games is a collection of three games. Waterloo Final Frontier Conflict: Europe

Mind Games Entertainment Pack for Windows Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1997)

Mind Games Entertainment Pack For Windows contains ten classic games for Windows, including Chess, Chinese Chess, Bridge, Backgammon, Reversi, 4...

Windows (1996)

Mind Grind is a one or two player quiz game designed to be played in 256 colours under Windows 95.The...

Mind Machine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Mind Machine is a casual action/puzzle game that puts the player against a time clock in order to succeed in...

Browser (2013)

THE MADNESS! IT POUNDS AT MY MIND! MAKE IT STOP!In Mindpeace, you must, using the mouse, arrange the shapes so...

Mind-Roll DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987) and TRS-80 CoCo (1988)

In Mind-Roll you play a rolling eyeball in an attempt to find your way through numerous mazes. Each maze features...

MindRover: The Europa Project Linux Front Cover

Linux (2001), Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2003)

While doing research on one of Juipter's moons, Europa, the people in the station take small mining machines used for...

3DO (1994)

The game is broken down into three types of puzzle games. First the player chooses from one of nine female...

TRS-80 (1981)

Mind Thrust has only a single-player mode.There are two ways of winning the game: by removal of all opposing playing...

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

This abstract puzzler promises 999,999 different levels, with a game design bearing some relation to sliding-block games. You are presented...

Atari ST (1992)

Mind Warp is a Tetris clone written in STOS. Formations of three or four blocks falls from the top of...

Amiga (1994)

MineClone is a clone of Windows's Minesweeper, written in E language for Workbench 3.0 and upwards. It is totally system...

ZX Spectrum (1983), Dragon 32/64 (1983), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1984), Oric (1984) and Camputers Lynx (1984)

The semi-amusingly-named Mined-Out involves guiding a character across a screen covered with mines. He can move in any of the...

Browser (2008)

Mine Field is a Minesweeper variant. A mine field divided into hexagons is covered by fog of war, making it...

DOS (1989)

A game where you buy equipment, then head beneath the town (built over an very strong layer of rock) and...

Windows 3.x (1990)

Similar in gameplay to Minesweeper, Mines has you finding all the mines in a minefield. Your goal is to cross...

Mines Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

Mines is a Minesweeper clone. In Mines the player must reveal the location of mines by marking them. This is...

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