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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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...

Populous DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Windows (2011), SNES (1990), Genesis (1990), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), Macintosh (1993), PC-98 (1990), Sharp X68000 (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1992)

You play a god, gaming against other gods in a celestial game of conquest. To win, you must help your...

Populous DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Populous DS is a modern portable version of the classic strategy game. Much like the other, older titles in the...

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2011), SNES (1993), Genesis (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1992), Macintosh (1994), PC-98 (1993), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

Populous II continues the "god game" genre pioneered by Bullfrog's classic Populous. In PII, you're an unproven immortal who must...

Populous / Populous: The Promised Lands DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Windows (2013), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993), Macintosh (2013) and FM Towns (1990)

This compilation contains: Populous (base game) Populous: The Promised Lands (expansion)

Populous: The Beginning Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1999), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

Populous: The Beginning is the third part of the Populous series originally created by Peter Molyneux. This is the first...

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...

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