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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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...

DOS (1995)

Pong is a one or two player, freeware, keyboard controlled implementation of the classic paddle game.The game has five difficulty...

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...

Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame is a variant of SameGame, a puzzle game concept that was introduced with the game...

Popeye no Eigo Asobi NES Front Cover

NES (1983)

This game aims to help younger Japanese speaking children learn some English vocabulary words. The game features Popeye the Sailorman,...

Pop Fu Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

Pop Fu is the first sequel to Pogo's game Poppit! and one of the five launch titles for its subscription-based...

Pop Minds Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Pop Minds is a humorous quiz game like the You Don't Know Jack series, but instead of general knowledge it...

Pop'n Pop PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), Game Boy Color (2001) and Arcade (1998)

Pop'n Pop is a puzzle game similar to Puzzle Bobble; the player's goal is to release colored bubbles from the...

Browser (2005)

A giant lizard called PoppaZoppa has awoken from a deep slumber, immediately setting out to find his children. The eggs...

Poppit! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2000)

The main goal in Poppit! is to pop out clusters of two or more balloons bearing the same color until...

Poppit! Sprint Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Poppit! Sprint takes the main gameplay mechanics from the original Poppit!, that is popping out groups of identically-colored balloons, and...

Pop Pop Pop! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In this puzzle game, differently colored bubbles are placed on the screen in a hexagonal pattern. Connected groups of bubbles...

ZX Spectrum (1991)

Pop Stars is a single player free-ware Sliding block / tile puzzle game written for the Sinclair User magazine.The story...

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