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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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Old Ironsides Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982)

Old Ironsides is a two player game that simulates nineteenth century naval combat. The action takes place on a single...

Oligopoly DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987)

Oligopoly is a turn based strategy game for two to six players which is similar to the board game Monopoly....

Omar Sharif on Bridge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Acorn 32-bit (1992)

This Bridge game has built-in tutorial mode which makes it easy for novice players to start enjoying the game right...

Omega DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), Apple II (1989), Apple IIgs (1990), Macintosh (1989) and PC-98 (1992)

Omega casts the player into the role of a cyber-tank designer and programmer. The goal is to design a powerful...

Omelette Quest Browser Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Browser (2009)

Omelette Quest is a cooperative side-scrolling puzzle game for two players. Both players control a single blob-like figure who have...

Omerta: City of Gangsters Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Omerta: City of Gangsters is a strategy game that takes place in Atlantic City during the 1920's, a time of...

Omerta: City of Gangsters - The Bulgarian Colossus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Jan Koloff is known as the Bulgarian Colossus in boxing circles. He achieved fame through 1,500 victories in illegal boxing...

Omerta: City of Gangsters - The Con Artist Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

New Jersey. February, 1919. Greatest con of all time.A young woman claiming to be Anastasia Romanov, the heir to the...

Omnitrend's Paladin II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

The Order of Paladins are called upon at various times to undertake all sorts of tasks. As the young apprentice...

On a Rainy Day Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

On a Rainy Day is a freeware surrealist game about controlling a tree made out of hands. The player has...

Once Twice Thrice! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Once Twice Thrice is a top-down realtime puzzle game in which the player controls three wizards, each with a unique...

Once Upon a Knight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2005)

Knightshift is a hybrid of the RPG and the RTS genre. The singleplayer RTS part consists of three campaigns, in...

One Piece Mansion PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Welcome to One Piece Mansion, a place full of very different tenants that may or may not get along with...

One Piece: Pirates' Carnival PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and GameCube (2005)

One Piece: Pirates' Carnival is a quirky party game based on the Japanese anime One Piece. You start with seven...

One Step Beyond DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993) and Atari ST (1993)

The star of the game is Colin Curly, a dog, who loves Quavers (snack). It was a stormy night and...

Onimusha Tactics Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Young warrior, Onimaru is given the Oni Gauntlet as he rushes to defend his village from the demon hordes of...

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), Sharp X68000 (1991) and Arcade (1990)

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), Wii (2011), iPhone (2008), Android (2012), iPad (2010), webOS (2011), Acorn 32-bit (2005), GP2X Wiz (2010) and OS/2 (2004)

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...

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