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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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Roogoo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Roogoo is a falling blocks puzzle game. Unlike many others in the genre, however, Roogoo is three-dimensional. The levels consist...

Rooms: The Main Building Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2010), Macintosh (2008), Wii (2010), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Rooms: The Main Building is the commercial version of an earlier 2006 Korean freeware title. It is a sliding-tiles puzzle...

Rorke's Drift DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

This game recreates the battle in 1879 where a British outpost at Rorke's Drift manned by 137 men managed to...

Windows (2002)

RotaDim is a puzzle game in which the player has to get each planet into its relevant wormhole. To make...

DOS (1993)

Rotaktix is a single-player, shareware, tile matching game.The game area is divided into a play area with nine columns, a...

Windows (2003)

RotaPicture is more or less a good old puzzle game.When you start RotaPicture, you can choose the picture you want...

Commodore PET/CBM (1978)

Rotate is a puzzle game in which the player must get his ABCs in the right order. The first sixteen...

Browser (2003)

Rotation is a puzzle game where the player is shown a large disc, composed of little balls arranged hexagonally, which...

Rotlicht Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Rotlicht Tycoon the player manages a brothel with the goal to make as much money as possible. The game...

Rotlicht Tycoon 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In Rotlicht Tycoon 2 the player manages a brothel with the goal to make as much money as possible. The...

Rotohex Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Wii (2008)

Dialhex is a simple puzzle game. While it looks similar to Hexic on the surface, it is actually quite different....

J2ME (2003)

In Rover Reunion the members of a family of rovers have gone astray and the player has to help them...

Windows (1996)

The Royal Game of Ur is a computer conversion of one of the most ancient board games known to mankind,...

Windows (2012)

In Roy G Beats the player plays as his/her self installing a new, sound-based Operating System. The existing Operating System...

R-Type Command PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

A mysterious alien race called the Bydo have begun a war with mankind and after losing waves after waves of...

Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game Linux Front Cover

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

Do you have what it takes to turn Rube Goldberg’s humorous comics and cartoons into elaborate and incredible machines? Rube...

J2ME (2006)

Rubik's Bloxx Twister is a match-three puzzle game that despite its license has very little to do with the famous...

DOS (1982)

Rubik's Cube is a simulation of the popular puzzle game. You are given a cube where each side is broken...

Rubik's Cube Challenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Stranded in the depths of outer space, the player has to guide his ship back to Earth. The Robotic User...

J2ME (2007)

Rubik's Numbolution is a math-based puzzle game. Similar to Tetris or Columns, blocks are falling from the top of the...

Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2010), Macintosh (2011), Wii (2009) and Wii U (2013)

Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH is a puzzle game where the flow of rolling cubes needs to be managed to bring...

DOS (1993)

Ruckus Roulette is an electronic version of the gambling game Roulette. The player joins the table with a certain amount...

Rucu Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Rucu is a puzzle-board game. The goal is to arrange the patterns on the cubes, so that both sides were...

Commodore 64 (1989) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

Time to head to the north of England and manage a rugby league team. You view the game sat in...

Rules of Engagement DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1991)

A mouse-driven starship command simulation, with a user interface known as LYCAR, and similar to the LCARS system from the...

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