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 (2001)

Shredder 6 is a professional Chess computer game. It contains the Deep Shredder 6 chess engine with multi-processor support for...

Shredder 6 (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Shredder 6 (Special Edition) is a stripped-down version of Shredder 6. It lacks the engine options and offers no support...

Shredder 9 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Shredder 9 is a chess engine embedded in the Fritz interface.Compared to other chess games, Shredder (like other chessbase products)...

Shrek-N-Roll Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Shrek-N-Roll is a small game based off the characters of the animated Shrek films, with Shrek as the giant green...

Shroomz: The Quest for Puppy Browser Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Browser (2004)

Shroomz is a Mr. Driller clone made for the casual market. The gameplay remains the same as in the original:...

Shuffle Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990)

Shuffle is a successor to Atomix and offers the same playing principle: the player has to construct a molecule by...

Shuffle 15 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Shuffle 15 looks like a completed crossword puzzle, with all the columns scrambled. There is a list of words to...

Windows (2010)

ShuffleBomb2 is a Match 3 type game with hundreds of ever challenging levels. The more items you match in one...

Shuffle Bump Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

Shuffle Bump is an unconventional adaptation of shuffleboard. Unlike the original, the scoring zone comes in different configurations with traps....

Amiga (1990)

Shuffle Pix is a sliding puzzle game without variations to the known playing principle. The playfield is a 5x5 grid...

Shuihuzhuan Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1996)

This is a strategy RPG based on the events of the famous classic Chinese novel "Shuihuzhuan" (Water Margins, also known...

Genesis (1992)

Tsukumo Mutsu, a young student of Karate, has come to the city seeking the Jinmukan dojo, looking for a challenge...

Sid & Al's Incredible Toons DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Sid & Al's Incredible Toons is a spin-off of The Incredible Machine series. It features cartoon characters and items instead...

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a turn-based strategy game set in World War I. The player takes the role of...

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

A follow-up to Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, Pacific Skies uses essentially the same hex-grid turn-based mechanics with some tweaks and...

Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire is an expansion pack to Alpha Centauri. It adds seven new factions, two of them the...

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

After the 20th century, humankind reaches its hand out across the stars. Seeking to escape the overcrowded chaos of Earth,...

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack Linux Front Cover

Linux (2001), Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2002)

A bundle containing Alpha Centauri and Alien Crossfire in one package.Both titles have been merged onto one CD containing a...

Sid Meier's Antietam! Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Antietam! is the sequel to Gettysburg!, the first real-time Civil War wargame. Command either the Union or the Confederate side,...

Sid Meier's Civilization DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Windows 3.x (1993), PlayStation (1996), SNES (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1993), Macintosh (1993) and PC-98 (1992)

Civilization has the widest scope of any strategy game of its time. You are a leader of a nation. You...

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Front Cover

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

Based on the engine of Sid Meier's Civilization V, Beyond Earth takes the turn-based strategy of Civilization into space with...

Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A grand collection of the Sid Meier's Civilization games brought together in this compilation. For the game collector or new...

Sid Meier's Civilization II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996), PlayStation (1999) and Macintosh (1997)

Starting out with just a single unit and knowledge of a small local area, your challenge is to guide your...

Sid Meier's Civilization III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

Sid Meier's Civilization III is a turn-based game where the objective is to rule the planet. Players control one of...

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Civilization III: Conquests is the second expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization III. It includes most of the content from the...

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