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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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Sanctum 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Sanctum 2 is a hybrid between first-person shooter and tower defense game. The story is told in comic panels and...

Windows (2009)

The Sandbox of God: Remastered is the commercial enhanced version of the previous freeware installment of the same name. This...

Windows (2004)

The Sandbox of God is a god simulator. Beginning on an empty and barren Earth, you have a set of...

Sand Slides Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2013) and iPad (2011)

Sand Slides is a game based around a cellular automata algorithm that simulates falling grains of sand. Sand enters the...

DOS (1992)

Sand Storm: The Championship Version is an alternate version of the original Sand Storm. People who registered the shareware version...

Wii (2009)

Sandy Beach is a relaxation game released through the Nintendo WiiWare service for the Wii. Up to two players can...

Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

The story takes place during the month of December in 1858 in 19th century Canada. Two feuding brothers must come...

Sango 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Sango 2 is a historical wargame taking place in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms settings. Sango 2 is best...

Sangokushi 11 with Power Up Kit PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

This enhanced version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI includes several new additions over the original release: six new...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Sangokushi: Eiketsu Tenka ni Nozomu is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the Three Kingdoms era of the Chinese...

NES (1992)

Sangokushi II: Haō no Tairiku is a strategy game set during the Three Kingdoms era in China, very similar in...

Genesis (1991)

Sangokushi Retsuden is a turn-based strategy game set in Three Kingdoms-era China. The game takes place on one large map...

Genesis (1994)

Sansan is a conversion of the popular board game Go, which allows the player to play online against distant opponents...

Santa Balls Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

Tis' the season for cheese balls, snow balls, and a holiday game of...Santa Balls!Santa Balls is much like Bejeweled but...

Windows (2002), Macintosh (2002) and Browser (2002)

Sausage balls, shopping malls, prank calls, all we really want this holiday are Santa Balls 2: Bigger, Bolder & Bouncier.Santa...

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

Santa Balls 3D is an update to Santa Balls 2: Bigger, Bolder & Bouncier. The ornaments are still on hexagons...

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Windows (1999), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1979), TRS-80 (1978), Macintosh (2003) and Browser (2006)

An intermediary step in complexity between the brutally basic HAMURABI and more sophisticated modern titles such as Civilization, Santa Paravia...

Atari 7800 (2006)

Santa, a reindeer, a Christmas tree and a snowman will signal you, in a pattern order. Using the joystick, you...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Pachinko Paradise 10 is one of the many titles in Irem's long-running pachinko simulation series. It features faithful 3D recreations...

Symbian (2005)

The Dwarf Aybund has discovered a way to make incorrectly mined gems valuable - now it's up to the player...

Saraba Uchū Senkan Yamato: Ai no Senshitachi PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Ai no Senshitachi is a game based on the Japanese anime series Uchū Senkan Yamato (known as "Star Blazers" in...

Saracen Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

A combination puzzle/action game from Datasoft. In each of the 100 levels, the player moves a crusader through an obstacle...

Sarakon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

A simple variation of the classic game of Mahjongg (also known as Shanghai). Each of the 40 levels consist of...

Apple II (1979) and TRS-80 (1979)

The first great microcomputer chess dynasty began at the 1978 West Coast Computer Faire, where this chess game developed by...

Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

This adaptation of Sargon II allows the player to play chess against the computer with 7 different difficulty levels. Moves...

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