Group

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Player is part of a group and can issue some form of instructions to (or, in some instances, assume full control of) the other members.

1169
games
68
platforms

Alternate names: Squad-based, Party-based

Applicable to strategy games where the player is in control of single squad (or few small ones). Usually these are squad tactics games.

Requires that single player is in control or lead of multiple characters (excluding other human controlled characters). So this is not for MMOs where you can form a party with other players without having those additional characters.

Pets do not count unless they're represented as actual characters by the game (not tied to the existence of the actual player character).

Usually groups have the added benefit that you can't truly die unless the whole group is wiped out, though sometimes it is enough that the protagonist dies (though this is usually the case when you can't directly control the others).
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The first Group video game was released in 1975.

SSI, Electronic Arts and Spiderweb Software published most of these games.

Parent groups

Companions and subordinates, RPG elements

Child groups

Group subset, Group leader, Switch control within group, Multiple groups, Ragtag gang, Natural leader, Group creation

Related group

Other
Minions

Platforms

Windows 272
Linux 178
MS-DOS 126
Mac OS X 58
Amiga 50
Atari ST 26
NEC PC9801 26
Mac OS Classic 26
X360 26
PS2 25
PS3 24
Apple II E 22
C64 22
Xbox 19
NES 18
SNES 16
Nintendo DS 14
PS Vita 13
PS 13
Mega Drive 12
FM Towns 11
Android 11
PSP 9
X68000 9
NEC PC8801 8
iOS 8
PS4 7
Win3.1 7
GBA 7
Saturn 6

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