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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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Wii (2008)

Puzzle Series Vol. 2: Illust Logic + Colorful Logic is a compilation of picture crosswords puzzles. A picture crossword consists...

Puzzle Soccer iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Puzzle Soccer features classic arcade gameplay of the 1980s and revisits it in soccer theme. The goal of the game...

Puzzle Star Sweep PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and Game Boy (1998)

In this vaguely Tetris-like game, players score points by eliminating "star blocks." A star block is a colored rectangle with...

Puzzle Station Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This puzzle game from NINAI comes with a lot of new features. 100 stages splitted up in two groups, arcade...

Symbian (2013)

A colors based match-3 puzzle game where players create horizontal or vertical lines across the screen. Matches can incorporate gaps...

Puzzle Time Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Puzzle Time is a puzzle game containing Crossword, Sudoku, Code Cruncher, Number Trail, and Anagram. Crossword, Sudoku, and Anagram are...

Puzzle Trooper Android Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Puzzle Trooper is a puzzle RPG game where the player assembles a team of characters and level them up much...

Windows (2000)

Puzzle Trouble is a Tetris variant with coloured squares which fall from the top of the screen. The player's goal...

Puzzle Variety Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Puzzle Variety Pack is a compilation of three titles previously released by eGames and Greenstreet. The pack includes Puzzle Master...

Puzzle & Word Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

A compilation of a large number of games. Special Edition games in this compilation are cut-down versions of the full...

Arcade (1995)

Puzzli is a puzzle game where the goal is to line up three or more fish of the same color...

Arcade (1999)

Puzzli 2 is a puzzle game and sequel to Metro's Puzzli. Gameplay remains the same - when three of the...

Arcade (2001)

Puzzli 2 Super is a puzzle game and update to Puzzli 2. It adds a VS COM mode where you...

Puzzlings Android Front Cover

J2ME (2010), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2010) and Android (2010)

Puzzlings is a match-three puzzle game that involves a cute creature known as a puzzling who lives in the land...

Puzznic DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), PlayStation (2001), Game Boy (1990), Amiga (1990), NES (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990), PC-98 (1990), FM Towns (1990), Sharp X68000 (1990) and Arcade (1989)

The challenge in each level of Puzznic is to manoeuvre a selection of blocks into place so as to clear...

Windows (2007)

Puzznic by ZX Games is a remake of Taito's Puzznic first released in 1989. The game's concept is very simple:...

PuzzPower Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

PuzzPower is a homemade freeware game which introduces a unique and entertaining puzzle concept. Inspired by Supaplex and Chip's Challenge,...

Windows (2006)

Pyoro is a short, unlicensed remake of the Pyoro mini-game from the WarioWare series, offered as a freeware game. The...

PyraCubes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

The evil wizard Mobib uses the energy of the ancient pyracubes to turn King Theban into a beetle. Theban needs...

Pyramid NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Supervision (1992)

Pyramid is a real-time puzzle game similar to Tetris. Stones of various shapes and sizes fall from the top of...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic is a platform puzzle game that casts the player as a young explorer seeking a treasure hidden deep...

Genesis (1991)

Pyramid Magic III is the final title in the Pyramid Magic series of puzzle adventure games, and picks up right...

Genesis (1991)

Want more Pyramid Magic? Pyramid Magic Special eschews the rather thin story of the series and simply offers more puzzles...

Game Boy (1991)

In this game you control an adventuring archaeologist who you navigate through a maze of tombs. Each level consists of...

DOS (1991)

In this solitaire card game, the player is presented with a pyramid of twenty-eight cards. There is also a draw...

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