User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Ruzzle iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and Android (2012)

Rumble is a two-player word game where the objective is to create words from letter tiles laid out on a...

rymdkapsel Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

rymdkapsel is an abstract real-time strategy game about construction and resource management. Set in space, the main goals are to...

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014) and Android (2014)

This Monolith Edition contains: rymdkapsel (Android / Linux / Macintosh / Windows - DRM-free) TENNNES (Bonus Windows game by Jan-Willem...

S2: Silent Storm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Silent Storm is a 3D turn-based tactical combat game. Set in 1943 during World War II, Silent Storm plays much...

S2: Silent Storm (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This Gold Edition includes S2: Silent Storm as well as the add-on S3: Silent Storm - Sentinels.

S3: Silent Storm - Sentinels Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

S3: Silent Storm - Sentinels is an add-on for the turn-based combat strategy game S2: Silent Storm which took place...

Saber's Edge Fire OS Front Cover

Fire OS (2014)

Saber's Edge is strategical match-3, turn-based game with RPG elements. The player chooses four characters from a larger selection to...

Sabre Team DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

A Sabre Team is a squad of four elite soldiers charged with some of the toughest hostage-rescue, building-storming and the...

Sacrifice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

In this Real Time Strategy game, the player plays a wizard who escaped his own ruined world, only to arrive...

Sacrifice (Blood Pack) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This Blood Pack edition of Shiny's Sacrifice comes in a big box and offers additionally to the included main game...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Safari Sketch is a match-three puzzle game along the lines of classics such as Bejeweled and Jewel Quest. The main...

Atari ST (1990)

Safe as House is a version of the classic monopoly board game for one to eighth players written in GFA...

Safecracker Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

As the name implies, this game is all about cracking safes. Within an eccentric millionaire's luxurious mansion, thirty-five safes in...

Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Nintendo DS (2009) and Wii (2009)

Very similar to Safecracker, this point-and-click puzzle game brings you more safes to crack in another wealthy man's mansion.Family members...

SAGA Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

SAGA is a persistent online real-time strategy game, where the player builds an army and nation to compete with online...

Windows (2004)

Sagaland is the official PC translation of the eponymous board game. It has three important parts: the town, the forest...

Saga: Rage of the Vikings Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Saga: Rage of the Vikings is a fantasy Real Time Strategy game. The game lets you play six different races:...

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Saint and Greavsie is a sports trivia game where one to four players have to answer sport-related questions. Players start...

Saiyuki: Journey West PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Saiyuki: Journey West is loosely based on one of the four classical novels of Chinese literature, Journey to the West...

Sakura Taisen Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), Dreamcast (1999) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

It is the Taishou Era in Japan, and the Western world has begun to make its way through traditional Japan....

Sakura Taisen 2: Kimi, Shinitamou koto Nakare SEGA Saturn Front Cover

Windows (2001), Dreamcast (1999) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

Japan, 1920's. After having defeated the ultimate evil, the charming ladies of the Hanagumi Squad and their young commander Ichiro...

Sakura Taisen 3: Pari wa Moete iru ka? Dreamcast Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Dreamcast (2001)

In the third installment of the Sakura Taisen series, Ichiro Ogami goes to Paris, to command the pretty girls of...

Sakura Taisen 4: Koi seyo, Otome Dreamcast Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Dreamcast (2002)

In the fourth installment of the Sakura Taisen series, Ichiro Ogami returns to Japan after having defeated the evil that...

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Atsuki Chishio Ni is a remake of the first Sakura Taisen. The game's story and core gameplay remain unchanged from...

Sakura Taisen GB Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

The first handheld Sakura Taisen game, released between the second and the third main ones, takes place in the original...

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