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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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Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This expansion pack to Railroad Tycoon II concentrates on the second century of railroading, with the newer locomotives like the...

The Railroad Works Apple II Front Cover

DOS (1984), Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1984)

The Railroad Works allows you to construct your own model railroad. Using scenery and shipping/receiving sites, you can make simple...

Rails Across America Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Rails Across America is a game of railroad empires in North America, covering the period from 1830 to the near...

Rails West! Apple II Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Rails West! is a simulation game about the 19th century speculation in railroad financing. It allows for 1-8 players, with...

DOS (1993)

Railway Challenge is a strategy game in which the goal is to build a rail connection between two cities -...

Atari ST (1987)

Railway Motion is a sliding puzzle in high resolution for one or two player. The aim of the game is...

Rainbow Web Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005), Macintosh (2006) and Browser (2006)

Rainbow Web is a color beads matching game. The goal is to align three or more (the more, the better)...

Rainbow Web 2 Macintosh Front Cover

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

Rainbow Web 2 is a matching game where three or more same-color gems have to be aligned in a spider...

Rainforest Cascade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Saving the rainforest involves tile-matching in this arcade puzzler. A matrix of tiles in various forms is presented; swap adjacent...

Rain Talisman Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Can you recover the ancient Rain Talisman?Rain Talisman is a matching game. To make a match, you place your mouse...

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000) and WonderSwan Color (2001)

Raku Jongg is a puzzle game that combines falling-block mechanics of Tetris with the rules of Mahjong, based on a...

Ralph Bosson's High Seas DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1987) and Apple II (1987)

From the days of fighting sail comes this game of combat on the high seas.Although produced very early in the...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Ram is a two-player board game in which both players must try to cross the board with one of their...

DOS (1985)

RAM! is a simulation of combat using Triremes. Triremes were the war ships used in ancient Greece. The game takes...

Rampage Puzzle Attack Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Through a range of different play modes (both single and multiplayer), you must clear the playfield of four different coloured...

Rampart DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Color (1999), SNES (1992), Genesis (1991), Lynx (1991), Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Atari ST (1992), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1992) and Arcade (1990)

Tetris meets shoot-'em-up, Rampart is a game combining strategy and artillery action. Build your castle from Tetris-style pieces, place your...

DOS (1991)

Rampcube is a single player, shareware, falling block puzzle game.The game is entirely keyboard controlled. Coloured tiles slide down a...

Ranch Rush Windows Front Cover

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

In this time-management game, you play Sara, a worker at a greenhouse. Unfortunately, the greenhouse is failing, and the owner...

Windows (2001)

A Japanese real time strategy game with a few RPG elements added in. The story takes place in a dark...

Atari 2600 (2007)

You are presented with a screen full of squares, thirty-two squares wide by twenty squares high. The object of the...

Rasterscan Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Controlling the spherical MSB, a repair droid which has lost most of its capabilities, only you can repair the Rasterscan...

Raszyn 1809 Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

The War of the Fifth Coalition against Napoleon's France have just begun. The Battle of Raszyn was fought on April...

Rats! iPhone Front Cover

Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1994) and iPhone (2009)

In Rats, the player is presented with a maze infested with rats who are capable of producing offspring and overrunning...

Windows 3.x (1991)

Very much a snake game, Rattler Race adds a few twists to the long-held conventions of the genre (those being:...

Raven Squad Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

Set in year 2011, Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Danger puts you in control of a bunch of mercenaries stranded in...

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