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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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Art Detective Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

You are John Cromwell, an investigator who works with the FBI, specializing in high-profile theft. You are after a shadowy...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Artifact is a puzzlegame based on the principles of the Chinese tilegame Mahjongg. In this game three variations are combined...

Artifact Quest Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2011)

You, Jess, finally have your dream home on a tropical island so now you can gather artifacts to your hearts...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Artillery is an adaptation of the well known formula. Players take turn firing their artillery shots at the enemy. They...

Artillery Duel ColecoVision Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), VIC-20 (1983) and Bally Astrocade (1982)

In this two player game each player controls an artillery gun set in a mountain landscape with the goal of...

Wii (2010)

Art of Balance is an stacking puzzle game. The player is given a set of shapes to carefully place onto...

Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2014)

Art of Balance TOUCH! is an update of Art of Balance in which the player stacks blocks on a small...

Amiga (1987)

This chess simulation can be played in 2D or 3D, from multiple viewing angles and a wide choice of display...

Art Stories Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Go on a color adventure through various styles of art. Art Stories' level art styles change through the game from...

Art Style: Aquia Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Prepare for a trip to the murky depths of the ocean with Aquia, a game in the Art Style series....

Art Style: Base 10 Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2008)

Art Style: Base 10 is a match-three dynamic puzzle game, played by rotating the console by ninety degrees. Numbers come...

Art Style: Boxlife Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Art Style: Boxlife is a puzzle game. Paper squares are on the game field, visualized from a 45 degree isometric...

Art Style: Pictobits Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Take on the challenge of Pictobits, where you reconstruct iconic 8-bit art from an assortment of retro Nintendo titles, including...

Arxon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Arxon is a game of logic in which you match colored scarab beetles. To make a match, you move a...

Asami's Sushi Shop Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Your grandfather, a master sushi chef, is retiring and handing the business over to you. Master the art of making...

Ascendancy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Ascendancy is similar to, but nevertheless very different from, Master of Orion. You play one of many races, each with...

Ascension to the Throne Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In Ascension to the Throne the player takes the role of Alexander, king of Airath. After the betrayal of the...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

A Scrambled Word Game lets the player guess at the word that is being scrambled. The game keeps track of...

Asea Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Asea is a tile matching game with three modes, where the player has to make straight lines of three or...

A Series of Unfortunate Events Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Inspired by the series of children's novels by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events is a logic game full...

Ashes of Empire DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1992)

The Confederation of Syndicalist Republics is the setting for this strategy and combat game. Much like the similar looking USSR...

Ashley Jones and the Heart of Egypt Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2009)

Ashley Jones is a young student in archaeology who agrees to fly to Egypt for leading excavations for her professor....

A-Sock-Ellipse Now! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

A-Sock-Ellipse Now! was the result of a contest ran by Astral Entertainment to make more games in their Pea-Guy series....

Amiga (1993)

ASokoban is an Amiga implementation of classic puzzle game Sokoban originally by Thinking Rabbit. As a warehouse keeper, your job...

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2011)

Assassin's Creed: Recollection is a free-to-play real-time strategy card battle game based on the Assassin's Creed series. It is played...

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