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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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PlayStation 2 (2006)

This compilation includes the following games: Bloxeed Flashpoint Tetris

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Columns gets its release in the SEGA AGES remake series. The classic action-puzzle hit gets a polygonal makeover with new...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.9: Gain Ground PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

This is a remake of SEGA's arcade/strategy hybrid Gain Ground for the AGES 2500 budget series.A top-down action game, the...

SEGA Master System (1991)

Sega Chess is a chess game for one or two players.The game follows the standard chess rules. There are 11...

Windows (1999), Dreamcast (2000) and Palm OS (2001)

In an interesting publicity maneuver for their newly-released Dreamcast video game system, SEGA of America released a free game for...

Dreamcast (2000) and Arcade (1999)

Sega Tetris is an officially licensed Tetris game originally made for arcades that can be played in both single player...

DOS (1992)

Segyun-jeon is a board game similar in concept to Reversi and notable for being the first game with VGA graphics...

DOS (1995)

Segyun-jeon 95 is a follow-up to Segyun-jeon. Like its predecessor, it is a board game similar to Reversi, where opponents...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

In a medieval land where a country's power and prosperity depended on mahjong-playing skills of its inhabitants, the Darol army...

DOS (1994) and PC-98 (1993)

Akira Daidōji was just an ordinary teenager until one night he had a strange dream. When he woke up he...

DOS (1995) and PC-98 (1994)

The sequel to Sei Shōjo Sentai Lakers directly continues the story from the previous game. Akira and his team of...

DOS (1996) and PC-98 (1996)

In the sequel to Sei Shōjo Sentai Lakers II Akira and his team have successfully fended off Rayott's assault and...

Semper Fi Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

A tactical wargame simulating the action faced by the U.S. Marine Corps.The game is composed of 3 non dynamic campaigns...

Semper Fidelis: Marine Corps Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Although marketed by the publisher as a completely new game, Semper Fidelis: Marine Corps bundles Söldner: Secret Wars (which already...

Windows (1995)

This is a shareware version of Senet (also known as the Game of Thirty Squares), an ancient egyptian board game...

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Senet is a race game, like Backgammon or Sorry. The object is to move all of your pawns off the...

Sengoku Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Sengoku is a character-driven real-time strategy game set in 16th century Japan. The player takes on the role as a...

Windows (2007)

Sengoku Gensokyo is doujin game. It is a combination of turn-based strategy and a visual novel, with gameplay similar to...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Sengoku Kantō Sangokushi is a turn-based historical strategy game set during the Sengoku period of the Japanese history. The player...

Sengoku Mahjong PlayStation 3 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), Wii (2007) and PS Vita (2011)

Sengoku Mahjong is a mahjong game that takes place in feudal Japan. There are 12 different opponents, and two different...

Windows (2006)

Sengoku Rance is the seventh installment of the Rance role-playing series. Unlike its predecessors however, this game is primarily a...

Sensational Soccer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Browser (2008)

Sensational Soccer is a football game that makes use of the match engine from New Star Soccer 3. The game...

Sentient Windows Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1997)

You are sent to investigate an outbreak of radiation sickness aboard the space station Icarus, but once aboard, you realize...

Sentinel Returns Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1998)

Enter a surreal world where you must battle the Sentinel and his sentries over 650 chequered, 3D landscapes. Energy and...

Windows (1998) and J2ME (2005)

Sentry is a freeware remake of Geoff Crammond's all-time classic, The Sentinel. Gameplay remains true to the original, in this...

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