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Gameplay feature: Alchemy

Group Description

Games that feature alchemy as a part of gameplay. For purposes of this game group, alchemy is defined as:

"The use of one or several ingredients with or without the use of certain apparatus to create a certain outcome in the form of a potion, spell, or similar devices".

Acquiring ingredients for alchemy purposes within the game may be through herb gathering via adventuring, defeating monsters, or buying at a local shop/alchemist. Alchemy also often require the use of certain apparatus other than ingredients or recipes (e.g. philosopher's stone, alchemist bench, disposable refrigerator, etc.).


An alchemist apparatus with an ingredient shelf from the game Dragon Lord/Dragon's Breath.

Limitations
  • The inventory of alchemy used in the game has to be somewhat large. Thus, games that only have two leaves just to create a potion (and only those two leaves in the game) are excluded from this group. Any game that identifies more than 10 (ten) ingredients that can be used for alchemy should qualify for this game group.

  • The player must be the active alchemist in the game and not requiring the use of a third party or NPC (Non-Player Character) to do the mixing for him/her. Thus, usually the player can just mix the ingredients for example directly from his or her inventory, at an alchemist laboratory, or other means of storage.

  • This game group is limited to the classical or modern use of alchemy (though not limited for its traditional use of transmutating iron into gold) that require certain ingredients or recipes for the formula to work, so games that simply combine any two (or more) items of non-alchemic value (i.e. blueberry pie with a rock) are excluded from this game group.

  • This is not an alchemy-themed based game group. Games must include the process of alchemy as part of the game play. So puzzle games or adventure games where the player chases an alchemist around (without actually doing any alchemy) are out.
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sorted in descending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Worlds of Legend: Son of the Empire1992Amiga, DOSMindscape, Inc.3.44
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Collector's Edition)2008Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.4.75
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King2008Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.94
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Collector's Edition)2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.4.43
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.94
World of Warcraft (Collector's Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.68
World of Warcraft: Battle Chest2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.43
World of Warcraft2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.66
Wiz 'n' Liz1993Amiga, GenesisPsygnosis Limited3.77
The Witcher2007WindowsAtari, Inc.4.11
The Witcher (Limited Edition)2007WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.44
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings2011WindowsAtari, Inc.4.29
Wakfu2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.83
Ultima Online1997WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Two Worlds (Royal Edition)2007Windows, Xbox 360TopWare Interactive GmbH4.00
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Two Worlds: Game of the Year Edition2008WindowsZUXXEZ Entertainment AG3.36
Two Worlds: Epic Edition2008WindowsSouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.80
Two Worlds (Collector's Edition)2007Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC...
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.48
Terraria2011Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360505 Games (U.S.), Inc.3.54
The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge2008Windows3.83
SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor1992DOSASCII Entertainment Software, Inc.3.48
Shinobido: Way of the Ninja2005PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.3.62
Secret of Evermore1995SNESSquare Soft, Inc.3.79
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Selected Covers

Two Worlds Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Two Worlds
Two Worlds II Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Two Worlds II
The Witcher Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Witcher

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Two Worlds
Main menu.
Screenshot from Two Worlds II
A castle - obviously. (Intro)
Screenshot from The Witcher