Strategy Games

Strategy games are games that require “thought” and “planning.” The game’s winner is determined through a “battle of the minds.”

Strategy games differ from other genres because the designer creates rules and goals, but it is the gamer who decides what strategy to use to achieve those goals and outwit the opponent(s).

War games are strategy games although they are simulations of actual or fictitious events.

Strategy games can be played as real-time or turn-based games. In real time, all players including the computer-controlled (AI) players are competing nonstop, simultaneously. In turn based, each player completes his turn before the next player begins.

A typical POV or perspective of strategy games is an overhead view to allow all players to see the entire playing area.

Top-Selling Strategy Games:


Battle Realms, Black & White, Capitalism 2, Civilization 3, Command & Conquer Yuri’s Revenge, Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Europa Universalis 2, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, The Sims, The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack, Tropico, Vietnam Squad Battles


Advance Wars, Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth, Kessen 2, Pikmin, Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader, Twisted Metal: Black

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Republic: The Revolution, Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos

Game Design Foundations
Game Design Foundations (Wordware Game and Graphics Library)
ISBN: 1556229739
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 179

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