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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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Rune of Fate Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Rune of Fate is a simple matching game with mahjong elements. The player has to remove piles of stones by...

Runes of Avalon Linux Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2007), Macintosh (2007), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

You are Evelyne, an apprentice to Merlin. You have been studying with the great Merlin to learn the ways of...

Runes of Avalon 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Runes of Avalon 2 is a color-matching where the objective is to remove from the board several tiles with runes...

Runes of Avalon: Path of Magic Linux Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Evelyne, an apprentice to Merlin, needs your help with gathering runes of power to save Avalon.Runes of Avalon: Path of...

Runespell: Overture Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

In 1046 AD, England is under a severe snowstorm which has blanketed the entire country. This blizzard is referred to...

Run for Gold Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Run For Gold is a single player athletics game in which the player trains two athletes for middle distance running,...

R.U.S.E.: The Art of Deception Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

RUSE: The Art of Deception is a real-time strategy game set in World War II. The campaign tells the stories...

Rush for Berlin Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The year is 1944 and the Western Allied and Soviet Red Army forces begin their march towards Berlin. In the...

Rush for Berlin (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Collector's Edition includes: Rush for Berlin Metal-Eagle statue Soundtrack CD Art book Rush for Berlin card game Sticker set...

Rush for Berlin Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Rush for Berlin Gold is a compilation including: Rush for Berlin RftB: Rush for the Bomb

Windows (2004)

Fool (and its variants) appeared in Russia in the nineteenth century and quickly gained widespread popularity. Now Russian Fool (Durak)...

DOS (1990)

A shareware game, based freely on Avalon Hill & Co's board game "Panzerblitz".If you know this game, or any similar...

PC-98 (1995)

Russian Mahjong Harashō! is a one-on-one mahjong game. The protagonist is a young man who loses to a mysterious old...

Commodore 64 (1987) and Apple II (1987)

Russia: The Great War in the East 1941-1945 is a turn & hex-based wargame. The player takes the role of...

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...

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