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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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State of Decay Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Xbox 360 (2013)

In State of Decay, the player (initially) takes the role of Marcus who is faced with a sudden problem: the...

State of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In the future, after many wars and struggles, it is decided to set up the U.F.S.C., a federation formed by...

State of War: Warmonger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Warmonger is a stand-alone sequel to the real-time strategy game State of War. In the original game, the UFSC forces...

Statetris Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Statetris aims to teach geography through the gameplay mechanic of Tetris. Instead of forming lines with differently shaped blocks, players...

Amiga (1994)

Seemingly, even with Tetris over 5 years old by the time this game was made, there were new things to...

Atari ST (1986)

ST Checkers is a computer version of the classic board game checkers for one player. There are seven levels of...

Stealth Combat Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

In 2038, a war rages between the EMA ( Economic and Military Alliance) and the Great Empire. You must choose...

Steam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Steam is a color matching game with a strong arcade element.The player controls Tisha, a little girl riding a steampunk...

SteamBirds iPad Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

SteamBirds is a turn-based aircraft combat game set in an alternative XX century with a light steampunk flavour.The scene is...

Steam Brigade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

When the brave General Mackenzie failed to come back home after confronting his nemesis Garr he sent a note to...

Steamroller ColecoVision Front Cover

ColecoVision (2000)

Repair the potholes in the road. If a beach ball gets in the way, pop it! But beware of beach...

Steel Battalion Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Steel Battalion is a 'mech game in which the player takes control of mechanized tanks, known as "VT"s (or Vertical...

Steel Battalion: Line of Contact Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

Steel Battalion: Line of Contact is the sequel to Capcom's 2002 giant mech game Steel Battalion. Where the original game...

Windows (2006)

Steel Beasts Pro Personal Edition is a simulation of modern company-level armoured combat. The player can command other units or...

Steel Diver Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Steel Diver is a launch title accompanying Nintendo's 3DS system to the market, and a fresh IP from Nintendo for...

Steel Panthers DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Steel Panthers is a wargame (turn-based strategy game) by Strategic Simulations, Inc (SSI). The game is set in World War...

Steel Panthers: Campaign Disk DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This add on includes three campaigns and thirty-five scenarios to be used with Steel Panthers, covering the period surrounding World...

Steel Panthers: Campaign Disk #2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Steel Panthers: Campaign Disk 2 adds 3 Campaigns and 40 Scenarios to Steel Panthers.

Steel Panthers III: Brigade Command (1939-1999) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

Steel Panthers III is the third in the Steel Panther series, which chronicles the exploits of tanks from a top-down...

Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

While Steel Panthers covered armored warfare from 1939-1945, Steel Panthers 2: Modern Battles focuses on conflicts from 1950-2000. It is...

Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles - Campaign Disk DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

As the name implies this add-on contains new campaigns for Steel Panthers 2: Modern Battles. You get three new campaigns,...

Windows (2000)

The latest in the Steel Panthers series, this game is released FREE by Matrix Games. Covering mainly WW2, you can...

Steel Panthers: World at War - Generals Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Steel Panthers: World At War - Generals Edition includes a free v8.20 of SPWaW and all four Mega-Campaigns: The Screaming...

Steel Soldiers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The action has moved on 500 years since the original game, Z, and an uneasy cease-fire exists between the two...

Steigenberger Hotelmanager Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

After the death of your grand aunt you receive 400.000 DM. With this money you decide to enter the hotel...

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