Glossary

ARMA 3

ARMA 3

Release date: 2013 (09/12/2013)

Genres: Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Bohemia Interactive

ARMA 3 is an open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooter video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows in September 2013, and later announced for macOS and Linux in August 2015.ARMA 3 takes place in the mid-2030s, on the islands of Altis and Stratis in the Aegean Sea, and the South Pacific island of Tanoa. The islands feature photo-realistic terrain and water environments. Altis is the largest official terrain in the ARMA series with gr…

Achron

Achron

Release date: 2011

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Hazardous Software, Inc.

Achron is a real-time strategy computer game. It is considered to be the first "meta-time strategy game" (Real-time strategy with time travel), notable for being the first game with free-form multiplayer time travel and its themes of concepts like the grandfather paradox. Achron was released on August 29, 2011.

AV-8B Harrier Assault

AV-8B Harrier Assault

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Domark

AV-8B Harrier Assault is a combat flight simulator/realtime strategy game developed by Simis and first published by Domark in 1992.

Adventure Capitalist

Adventure Capitalist

Release date: 2014

Genres: Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

AdVenture Capitalist is a free-to-play incremental video game developed and published by Hyper Hippo Productions. It was first released for browsers and Android in 2014, for iOS (published by Kongregate), Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in 2015, and for PlayStation 4 in 2016. AdVenture Capitalist allows players to live like a capitalist and invest funds into certain products to generate revenue, by starting out with a single lemonade stand. The more revenue generated, the higher the player's …

A Game of Thrones: Genesis

A Game of Thrones: Genesis

Release date: 2011

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Focus Home Interactive

A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a strategy video game developed by Cyanide and published by Focus Home Interactive released exclusively for Microsoft Windows on September 28, 2011 in North America (only on Steam), September 29, 2011 in Europe and October 13, 2011 in Australia. The game is an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin and is the first such video game adaptation. The game takes place over 1,000 years of the fictional history of Westeros, beginning wi…

American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox

Release date: 1996

Genres: Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Interactive Magic

American Civil War: From Sumter to Appomattox is a video game developed by American studio Adanac Command Systems and published by Interactive Magic for Windows.

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Release date: 2003

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (Known as Arc the Lad: Seirei no Tasogare "アークザラッド 精霊の黄昏" in Japan, and Arc: Twilight of the Spirits in Europe) is a 2003 tactical role-playing video game developed by Cattle Call and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the sixth game released in the Arc the Lad series, and the first game in the series released for the PlayStation 2 and made in 3D. The game was re-released in Japan as a premium box set. The game was also produced by certain member…

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault

Release date: 2015

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PS Vita

Publishers:

Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault (絶対迎撃ウォーズ, Zettai Geigeki Wars: Metropolis Defenders) is a 2015 real-time tactics video game developed and published by Acquire in Japan, with a western release by Aksys Games (North America) and PQube (Europe) coming the following year.

Air Support

Air Support

Release date: 1992

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga

Publishers: Psygnosis

Air Support is a 1992 game for the Amiga and Atari ST. It is a top-down strategy game, with a first-person mode available for special missions. The game takes place during a retro-futuristic 21st century where all wars are fought in virtual reality.

Age of Wonders III

Age of Wonders III

Release date: 2014

Genres: Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Triumph Studios → Paradox Interactive

Age of Wonders III is a 4X turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Dutch developer Triumph Studios. It is the fourth game in the Age of Wonders series, following Age of Wonders, Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne and Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic released in 1999, 2002, and 2003 respectively. It was released on March 31, 2014 through digital distribution, as well as through retail in select territories for Microsoft Windows. A port to Linux and OS X was released on April 14,…

Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity

Release date: 2016

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Stardock Entertainment

Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy video game developed by Oxide Games and Stardock Entertainment. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on March 31, 2016. The game features massive battles involving thousands of units on vast battlefields. As such, it requires relatively high-end hardware. A standalone expansion pack, called Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation was released in November 2016, but was later merged into the main game.

Axis & Allies

Release date: 1998

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Hasbro Interactive

Axis & Allies is a 1998 computer wargame closely based on the Axis and Allies: Classic board game. Players take control of one of five world powers at the start of 1942 in WW2, grouped into the opposing factions of the Allies (US, UK, and USSR) and the Axis (Germany and Japan). Victory conditions are set at the start of the game: complete world domination, the capture of enemy capitals, or reaching a set level of economic power by the Axis. The game is turn-based, with the USSR turn first, and t…

Allegiance

Allegiance

Release date: 2000

Genres: Action, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Microsoft

Allegiance is a multiplayer online game providing a mix of real-time strategy and player piloted space combat gameplay. Initially developed by Microsoft Research, the game was later released under a shared source license in 2004 and is maintained and developed by volunteers.On July 27, 2017, Microsoft Research changed the license from MSR shared source license to MIT license.

Army Men: RTS

Army Men: RTS

Release date: 2002

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, GameCube

Publishers:

Army Men: RTS is a real-time strategy video game developed by Pandemic Studios and published by The 3DO Company for PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows and GameCube. In this game, Sarge, his heroes and the Green Army are hungry to put an end to their nemesis once and for all, the tyrannical Tan army, battling them in 15 campaigns missions, 8 special operation missions and 8 great battles in The 3DO Company's farewell to this series. The Greenies hit dirt paths, linoleum floors and carpets and weave…

Age of Sail II

Age of Sail II

Release date: 2001

Genres: Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: TalonSoft

Age of Sail II (Russian: Век Парусников II) is a 2001 computer wargame developed by Akella. It is the sequel to Age of Sail. It has similar historically accurate game play, and is enhanced with 3D graphics and a free-floating camera. Unlike the original Age of Sail, the sequel's maps are embellished with strategic landmasses. Age of Sail II accurately portrays the mighty fighting ships from 1775 to 1820, and has a realistic combat engine. You can play its campaign which includes a full career la…

Age of Empires

Age of Empires

Release date: 1997

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows

Publishers:

Age of Empires (AoE) is a history-based real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft, and the first game in the Age of Empires series. The game uses the Genie Engine, a 2D sprite-based game engine. The game allows the user to act as the leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through four ages (the Stone, Tool, Bronze, and Iron Ages), gaining access to new and improved units with each advance. Originally touted as Civilization meets Warcraft, s…

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Release date: 1983

Genres: Strategy

Platforms: Amiga, Apple Mac, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: IGN

Archon: The Light and the Dark is a 1983 video game developed by Free Fall Associates and one of the first five games published by Electronic Arts. It is superficially similar to chess, in that it takes place on a board with alternating light and dark squares; however, instead of fixed rules when landing on another player's piece, an arcade-style fight takes place to determine the victor, and each piece has different combat abilities. These abilities are enhanced when landing on a square of one…

Act of Aggression

Act of Aggression

Release date: 2015

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Focus Home Interactive

Act of Aggression is a 2015 real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems and published by Focus Home Interactive.

Armies of Exigo

Armies of Exigo

Release date: 2004

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Cinergi Interactive

Armies of Exigo is a real-time strategy video game for Microsoft Windows. The game was developed by Black Hole Entertainment, published by Cinergi Interactive and distributed by Electronic Arts. One unique aspect of the game is that it has an underground mode. This makes the game more challenging as the player has to work on two fronts and might have an army come from an unexpected area. In October 2006, EA shut down the online servers for the game.

Ash of Gods: Redemption

Ash of Gods: Redemption

Release date: 2018

Genres: Card, Novel, Role-playing, Strategy, Turn-based

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, XBox One, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: AurumDustBuka EntertainmentConsole release

Ash of Gods: Redemption is a dark fantasy tactical role-playing video game developed by AurumDust. Gameplay blends elements of the visual novel, roguelike, and computer card game elements. The game is written by Russian author Sergey Malitsky.