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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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Atari 2600 (2005)

This is a game similar to the Poker Solitaire found in Casino/Poker Plus. The object is to place twenty-five cards...

Poker: Texas Hold'Em 3D Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Poker: Texas Hold'Em 3D is a UK issue of a US Selectsoft title named Texas Hold'em 3D XP Championship. It...

Poker With Bob iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2012)

Poker With Bob is a five-card draw poker game where the player faces off against Bob, a real-time, fully animated...

Polanie DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

The year is 699. Young Slav prince Mirko is returning from a successful war raid only to find his home...

Polarium Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2004)

This is a puzzle game similar to Tetris in that blocks fall from above, and to clear the lines before...

Polarium Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Polarium Advance is basically the same as Polarium for the Nintendo DS, but a couple of new blocks have been...

Pole Chudes: Capital Show Android Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Android (2012)

Pole Chudes: Capital Show is a fan-made recreation of the TV-show of the same name (the Russian version of Wheel...

Atari 8-bit (1991)

Pole Minowe II starts after the emergency landing on an alien planet. Moving the Hektor robot the player must reach...

Atari 8-bit (1991)

Pole Minowe II Edytor is a level editor for Pole Minowe II.

Amiga (1995)

Pole Walki is a tactical turn based strategy for up to four players (humans or computer), played on a side...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

In Police! the player takes on the role of a police agent in his squad car. The game plays in...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Police Connection is a board game with a twist: instead of simply reaching a goal or collecting money, players take...

Police Quest: SWAT 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Police Quest: SWAT 2 is a real-time tactical game in which you control the actions of a SWAT team on...

Police Simulator Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Police Simulator is a single player resource management game that aims to combine simulation and real-time strategy. The player starts...

The Political Machine 2008 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This is your chance to run for president in the 2008 presidential race, set in a turn-based strategy game.Players are...

The Political Machine 2012 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Political Machine 2012 is a strategy game in which the player runs in the 2012 presidential elections of the...

The Political Machine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Have you ever wanted to have a real say in the political system of the United States? Would you like...

Political Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Political Tycoon you are the leader of a nation, be it Germany or the United States. You must enrich...

Amiga (1993)

Pollymorph is a single-player colour-matching puzzle game.In this game the player controls a small ball that can be used move...

Poltergeist TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

"They're here!" This game is based on Tobe Hooper's popular 1982 horror movie where the Freeling family occupy a haunted...

DOS (1983)

For maze maniacs who are bored of rectangular layouts and right angles, PolyMaze generates mazes in a multitude of different...

Windows (2007)

Pony World is a game for children that comes from Poland. It was included in Idigicon's compilation 5 Games For...

DOS (1994)

A demoscene-flavored adaptation of the Peg Solitaire puzzle: a board with a cross-shaped arrangement of holes, some of which are...

Pop Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008) and iPhone (2008)

Pop puts a spin on the classic puzzle concept of popping bubbles. They enter the screen from different directions and...

Windows (2001)

Pop'em is a simplified tile matching puzzle game. Like many Free Lunch Design releases, the game can be played quickly...

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