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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DOS (1986)

Maze Adventures is a collection of four maze games: Diamond Digger Block Five Rogue Runner Maze Machine

Maze Game Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1978)

An early Silas Warner creation which helped pioneer the 3D first-person perspective in home computer games, much like Escape (with...

Maze Heroes: Meikyƫ Densetsu PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

This is a world where humans and monsters coexist. Legend has it that there are four treasures in the world...

Windows 3.x (1992)

Mazemaker is a shareware game which generates mazes through which the player must navigate. The mazes vary in complexity from...

DOS (1991)

The player here controls a secret agent, represented by an "X" in the middle of a textmode map window, searching...

mBlocks Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

mBlocks is a Tetris clone written in JavaScript. The game runs in browsers window. Gameplay is almost the same, as...

Atari ST (1994)

Mc Coy is a variant of Dr. Mario, without Mario and running in a GEM window. The objective is the...

Mean Arenas Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

You have entered a game show where you need to collect all gold coins scattered throughout the 22 arenas in...

Meander Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

Meander is a set of the three following games for younger players: Labirynt - a timed labyrinth game, where the...

Mecha Taisen on Planet Oldskool MSX Front Cover

MSX (2006)

As you can guess by the name, this is a derivate of Banpresto's and Winky Soft's famous Super Robot Taisen...

Mech Brigade Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1987), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1986) and PC-98 (1991)

Mech Brigade is a platoon level tactical simulation of armored warfare, depicting a hypothetical battle between the forces of NATO...

Mech Commander Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

It's time to drive the hated Smoke Jaguar Clan from Port Arthur once and for all! You take on the...

MechCommander 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In a region of space known as the Chaos March, three factions of warriors battle out in Mechs of immense...

Windows (1999)

Mech Commander Gold includes the original Mech Commander along with the new campaign Desperate Measures and several improvements, including completely...

Mecho Wars Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and iPhone (2009)

Mecho Wars is a turn-based strategy game, similar to the GBA title Advance Wars.The game sports three gameplay modes: single...

Mech Platoon Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

A real-time strategy (RTS) game for the GBA. Players build an army of robot mechs to capture 5 planets in...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Medabots AX: Metabee Ver. is a 2D fighting game, featuring platformer-like arenas. Players control a single Medabot and engage in...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Medabots AX: Rokusho Ver. is a 2D fighting game, featuring platformer-like arenas. Players control a single Medabot and engage in...

MedaBots: Metabee Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Welcome to the world of MedaBots. MetaBots are robots that can have various parts upgraded and swapped to change and...

Medieval iPad Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2009), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

In Medieval the player must try to defend his castle from enemy troops while simultaneously trying to destroy the opponents...

Windows (2000)

Medieval 2 is a sequel to the original Medieval, a turn-based hex-grid wargame that simulates the tactical battles in the...

Windows (2004)

Medieval Conquest is a real-time strategy game where you are trying to rid a kingdom of hordes of monsters. To...

Medieval II: Total War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This game takes place during the Middle Ages starting in the year 1080. There are 17 different cultures in the...

Medieval II: Total War (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This collector's edition includes:Medieval II: Total War Exclusive packaging (huge cuboid slipbox) Black & white paper map of the whole...

Medieval II: Total War (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This compilation contains: Medieval II: Total War (base game) Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms (add-on)

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