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Strategy games. Victory depends here on player’s strategy and tactics. Main task is to control resources (e.g. troops, civil workers) in order to defeat an enemy or achieve some other goal. The gameplay can be turn-based or in real time (RTS). Specific types of strategy games are economic games and so called ‘tycoons’. more

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Anno: Create a New World (NDS)
Anno: Create a New World (NDS)

Strategy 20 May 2009

The fourth major installment in the popular series of economy simulators that began in 1998. It was developed by Related Designs, a subsidiary of Ubisoft. As the title says, the action takes place in the Middle Ages during the Age of Discovery, and the players assume the role of colonists who managed to reach the eastern coast of Asia. The gameplay mechanics do not deviate from the well-known standards of the series. Starting out with a modest colony established on a remote island, we have to develop it and transform subsequent cities into metropolises brimming with life. Anno 1404 offers a sophisticated economy model that involves creating complex production chains as well as effective trade and diplomacy. Among this myriad of lesser novelties, especially noteworthy one is the sandbox mode that allows us to play freely without any plot limitations.

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Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (NDS)
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (NDS)

Strategy canceled

A turn-based strategy embedded in the reality of fantasy, which is a direct continuation of Disciples: Sacred Lands. We enter a magical world reminiscent of the Middle Ages, where four races fight for vast territories. Compared to the previous part, graphics, user interface and artificial intelligence of opponents have been improved. The game has a multiplayer mode for up to four players.

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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery (NDS)
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery (NDS)

Strategy 24 August 2007

Anno 1701 is a position that will be of particular interest to lovers of the laborious development and expansion of overseas properties and growing into power through skillful, economical manoeuvres.

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Majesty 2: Pocket Kingdom (NDS)
Majesty 2: Pocket Kingdom (NDS)

Strategy canceled

A long-awaited sequel to an innovative strategy game created by Cyberlore Studios in 2000. This installment was developed by a Russian studio Ino-Co. What is the game's distinctive feature, the player does not have direct control of the characters. Instead, one sets the objectives and prizes for completing them.

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Jagged Alliance (NDS)
Jagged Alliance (NDS)

Strategy 19 May 2009

Jagged Alliance is the first installment of a series of tactical turn-based strategies, for which the development team of Sir-Tech is responsible. The player commands a group of mercenaries to clear Metavira's tropical island of enemies. Branch members have different skills and the success of individual missions depends on their proper use.

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Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (NDS)
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (NDS)

Strategy 14 February 2006

Turn-based strategy game developed by Digital Eclipse for the Nintendo DS console. Players lead one of five nations (Britons, Franks, Saracens, Mongols and Japanese) to victory in unique campaigns. Gameplay focuses on gathering resources, researching new technologies and forming powerful armies. We can choose from 45 various units, as well as heroes like Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and even Robin Hood. Age of Empires: The Age of Kings makes use of the unique features of the handheld, with main screen showing data about units and other information, as well as fights against enemies, while the bottom screen let us navigate on map and plan our next move. Aside from single player, there is a multiplayer mode for up to four players.

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Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (NDS)
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (NDS)

Strategy 01 December 2009

A spin-off of the popular Might & Magic series by Capybara Games, originally released for Nintendo DS, and later also for PC and the eight generation consoles. It is a combination of logic puzzle games and turn-based strategies with significant plot, and visuals-wise it resembles a jRPG. The story was divided into 5 episodes, during which you have to complete quests, explore the world, talk to NPCs, and, of course, fight enemies. The game focuses strongly on creating and managing your team, consisting of e.g. knights, elves, wizards, necromancers, or tamed demons. It allows you to use various strategies and your troops' special abilities in battle. The single player mode is complemented by an online and a local multiplayer mode, in which your team competes against other players' teams.

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The Settlers (1993) (NDS)
The Settlers (1993) (NDS)

Strategy 12 July 2007

The Settlers is the first installment of an extremely popular series of real-time strategy games that takes us to a medieval kingdom torn apart by war between conflicting barons.

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Battles of Prince of Persia (NDS)
Battles of Prince of Persia (NDS)

Strategy 06 December 2005

Battles of Prince of Persia is a tactical game reminiscent of Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. This product is combat-oriented, showing the events taking place between Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.

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Emergency: Disaster Rescue Squad (NDS)
Emergency: Disaster Rescue Squad (NDS)

Strategy 07 April 2009

A strategy game in which we have to deal with disasters and catastrophes. We are in full control of the rescue forces in order to control various situations and save endangered people.

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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (NDS)
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (NDS)

Strategy 01 January 2008

The next installment of the popular series of strategic turn-based games. We command armies of different types of units, trying to take control of the world devastated by the catastrophe.

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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (NDS)
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (NDS)

Strategy 09 February 2010

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a strategic tactical RPG game based on a book and film after the same title. The player takes on the role of Percy Jackson, Poseidon's son, and has to face accusations of stealing Zeus' lightning.

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Age of Empires: Mythologies (NDS)
Age of Empires: Mythologies (NDS)

Strategy 24 November 2008

Another installment in the turn-based strategy game series by Griptonite Games for Nintendo DS. The game utilizes not only the solutions used in Age of Empires: Age of Kings, but also in all of the popular RTS franchise, mostly known for its PC installments. Your task in the game is to lead one of the three available nations: Greeks, Vikings or Egyptians. The gameplay consists on expanding your village, gathering resources and developing new technologies, creating invincible armies (apart from standard units, your army may also include mythical heroes such as Perseus or Ramses, as well as fantastic beasts) and fighting enemies. Age of Empires: Mythologies features both a single player mode and a multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. Compared to the original, the visuals and the enemy AI have been upgraded.

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Zoo Tycoon DS (NDS)
Zoo Tycoon DS (NDS)

Strategy 10 October 2005

Pocket conversion of the first part of the Tycoon Zoo series, which is very popular all over the world (more than 5 million copies sold in total). As in the original, our task is to run the zoo, take care of the animals living there and take care of the facility's finances.

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Zoo Tycoon 2 DS (NDS)
Zoo Tycoon 2 DS (NDS)

Strategy 05 February 2008

The second part of the popular economic strategy. Again we play the role of the person managing the title zoo. The list of novelties includes a new fun mode, better graphics and the presence of multiplayer mode.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (NDS)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (NDS)

Strategy 24 June 2008

Official continuation of the game "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance". Again we visit the land of Ivalice, participating in a large number of fights, played on hexed boards.

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SteamWorld Tower Defense (NDS)
SteamWorld Tower Defense (NDS)

Strategy 05 July 2010

Classic tower defence strategy, set in the original world, combining elements of steampunk and westerns. As a sheriff of the "robotic" town of Cowbot County, we try to stop the invasion of people who are sharpening their teeth on the gold mines in our possession.

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Lock's Quest (NDS)
Lock's Quest (NDS)

Strategy 08 September 2008

Hybrid real-time strategy, RPG and tower defense production, in which the player's task is to protect the sacred artifacts from the temptations of opponents. The pillar of the game is the construction of defensive towers and the construction of various traps, as well as active participation in clashes with successive waves of opponents, in the skin of the title character - Lock.

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Tom Clancy's EndWar (NDS)
Tom Clancy's EndWar (NDS)

Strategy 04 November 2008

Tom Clancy's EndWar, a game signed by the famous writer's name, is an RTS by Ubisoft Shanghai. The plot of Tom Clancy’s EndWar is set in the year 2020 and tells the story of a fictitional conflict between the USA, the EU, and Russia, which sprang from the competition for resources and dominance in space, as well as an attempt to topple the balance of power which had been established between the East and the West. During the game, players take control of one of the sides of this conflict, and the gameplay is conducted on two levels: the first one is the tactical map, depicting the changing situation as in the table top game called "Risk". The other layer is the classical commanding of units in battles, which are held both in open areas and in cities. The players control a number of units divided between infantry, armor, helicopters, and artillery. The campaign is complimented by a complex multiplayer mode.

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Desktop Tower Defense (NDS)
Desktop Tower Defense (NDS)

Strategy 11 May 2009

An addictive tower defense strategy. Our task is to arrange the various defensive structures and towers in such a way that they are able to stop the hordes of enemies passing through the screen.

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Dragon Quest: Wars (NDS)
Dragon Quest: Wars (NDS)

Strategy 28 September 2009

Strategy embedded in the universe of the "Dragon Quest" series, in which we move our units on the board, striving to eliminate the forces of competition.

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Cake Mania 3 (NDS)
Cake Mania 3 (NDS)

Strategy 13 October 2009

You manage a confectionery and serve customers from several different historical eras. You spend your meals using the touch screen and stylus.

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Carcassonne (NDS)
Carcassonne (NDS)

Strategy 23 October 2009

Portable console adaptation of a board game popular in the West, made by the Munich branch of Koch Media group.

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Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance (NDS)
Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance (NDS)

Strategy 23 September 2011

Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance is a combination of a strategy game with an RPG, which is based on the popular animated series and a line of toys. The title draws on the popular tower defense genre and offers thirty levels in six different locations.

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Theme Park (NDS)
Theme Park (NDS)

Strategy 23 March 2007

Theme Park is an economic strategy produced by the Bullfrog Productions studio team. Players take control of the amusement park, and their task is to make it the most attractive and at the same time highly profitable place. The title is considered a precursor of the popular RollerCoaster Tycoon series.

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Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command (NDS)
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command (NDS)

Strategy 07 December 2007

Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command is a game based on the famous figure battle game from the Games Workshop. It is a dynamic and extremely spectacular strategy, organised in a classic turn-based system and depicting the futuristic armed conflict between the Empire and Choas.

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