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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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Populous: The Beginning - Undiscovered Worlds Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Expansion disk for Populous: The Beginning.Storyline concentrates on what happened after the shaman ascended to the heavens at the end...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Data Disk for Populous. This adds a single new landscape with 500 levels to Populous. The landscape is themed as...

Populous: The Promised Lands DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), TurboGrafx CD (1991), PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

This Data Disk for Populous adds five new landscape types: Wild West, Silly Land, Block Land, Révolution Française and Bit...

Amiga (1991)

Populous: World Editor is an add-on for Populous. It is a construction set which allows one to create new art...

DOS (1993)

PornPipe is a Pipe Dream variant with an adult theme.The player should construct the pipe (simulating the penis) to be...

DOS (1993)

Porntris is a Tetris clone with an adult theme.The player must re-arrange the falling blocks, by rotating and moving them,...

Portal Tetris Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Portal Tetris continues the line of joke "games" by web comic artist Steve Napierski. This time, two games mixed up...

Portal: The Flash Version Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Portal: The Flash Version is - like its name - an unofficial Flash edition of the game Portal.Without much background...

Port Royale 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The Caribbean Sea in the 17th century. England, France, Spain and the Netherlands fight for the leadership of the colonies...

Port Royale 3: Dawn of Pirates Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Dawn of Pirates is the second piece of downloadable content (DLC) for Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants. It adds...

Port Royale 3: Harbour Master Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Harbour Master is the first piece of downloadable content (DLC) for Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants. It updates the...

Port Royale 3: New Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

New Adventures is the third piece of downloadable content (DLC) for Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants. It adds five...

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Set in the 17th century Caribbean, Port Royale 3 is a business simulation game, similar to the Patrician series. The...

Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The Caribbean Sea in 1570. England, France, Spain and the Netherlands fight for leadership of the colonies in the New...

Ports of Call 2008 Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Ports of Call 2008 Deluxe is a remake of the managerial simulation Ports of Call where the player is the...

Portugal 1111 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Portugal 1111 is an real-time strategy game with heavy influences from Age of Empires. The player can take control of...

Poseidon: Zeus Official Expansion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Poseidon is an expansion to Zeus, the third title in Impression's builder series. The game adds the Atlantis civilization to...

DOS (1993)

Dos-based bridge card game. Uses a single bidding system similar to Standard American and includes a series of options that...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

The Postperson's Route is a logical game in which the player must trace certain shapes. There are only two rules:...

Atari 8-bit (1989)

Poszukiwacze is a puzzle solving game. The player competes with the computer in a search of a treasure. The treasure...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Power at Sea is a 2D naval action/strategic game. 1944, war in the pacific. You are the commanding officer of...

DOS (1989)

PowerChess is a single player shareware chess program that runs in DOS. It is entirely keyboard operated; the arrow keys...

Power Chess Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

Power Chess is your basic chess game. It includes internet play and a large array of boards and options. It...

Windows (1999)

Power Chess 2.0 is a chess game and sequel to Power Chess. It allows you to play chess against your...

Windows (1997)

Power Chess 98 is an updated version of Power Chess. It uses the WChess engine to allow you to play...

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