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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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Windows (2003)

Space Empires: Starfury is a new installment in the long-lasting Space Empires series. No more tiny 2D graphics this time...

Space Empires V Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Space Empires V is the fifth main game in the Space Empires series. Established as a 4X game, the SE...

Spaceforce: Captains Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Spaceforce: Captains, the sequel to Spaceforce: Rogue Universe, is a classic turn-based strategy game set in the future, but it...

Windows (2002)

Space HoRSE is essentially a modern PC remake of the classic game M.U.L.E. Four players each control a team of...

Space Hulk DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993) and PC-98 (1995)

Space Hulk is a real-time conversion of the original board game by Games Workshop set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.Players...

Space Hulk Linux Front Cover

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

Space Hulk is a strategy game based on the 1989 board game of the same name (which is set in...

Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and 3DO (1995)

Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels is a mix of a First-Person-Shooter and a tactical fighting game. It is...

Space Job DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1993)

In an unique and interesting experiment, German department store giant Karstadt created a game that was advertisement and job recruitment...

Space Marines: Der stählerne Kaiser DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Space Marines is a tactical strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle or Nectaris. In the 50 missions of...

Atari 2600 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

You are an assault ship that was designed to destroy Hyperion military bases.You must shoot the bases enough so that...

Space M+A+X DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986) and Amiga (1992)

Space M+A+X is a strategy game in which the player constructs and manages a commercial space station; similar to Project:...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Space NIM is a variant on NIM. The player and the computer take turns picking a number of fuel containers....

Space Pirates and Zombies Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2012)

Space Pirates And Zombies is a top-down open-world science-fiction space action / combat RPG somewhat reminiscent of classic games like...

SpacePod Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

SpacePod is a space shooter that can be played either as a single player game or as a multiplayer game...

Space Raiders Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981)

Space Raiders is an early Star Raiders clone. You begin the game viewing a map of the galaxy, which shows...

Space Rangers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Space Rangers sets you up as a member of the Space Rangers, a small group of individuals who are there...

Space Rangers 2 Complete Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This is a collection of Space Rangers 2: Dominators and Space Rangers 2: Reboot released on Impulse.

Space Rangers 2: Dominators Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Space Rangers 2: Dominators is a blend of space exploration and trading, role-playing and real-time strategy, played from many different...

Space Rangers 2: Dominators. Reboot Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Space Rangers 2: Dominators. Reboot includes: Space Rangers Space Rangers 2: Dominators Space Rangers 2: Reboot Exclusive game developing materials....

Space Rangers 2: Reboot Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This is an expansion to the Space Rangers 2: Dominators game.It adds: Five new text quests. 27 new planetary battle...

Space School Simulator: The Academy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1987), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1988)

Pete Cooke's follow-up to the previous space shooter-explorer takes things away from the Tau Ceti setting. Players take the role...

Space Spartans Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1982)

Like the ancient Spartans that fought (and won) the Persian army in the battle of the Thermopylae, you are the...

Space Station Oblivion DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

A 3D strategy / action game featuring scaling and rotating polygon graphics. You're the sole voyager happening upon an abandoned...

Space Station Zulu Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

You are in command of Space Station Zulu and its 43 man crew orbiting a huge gaseous giant in a...

Windows (2003)

SpaceTanks is a Artillery Duel variant where two players sit on two different planets and shoot at each other with...

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