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
Related Game Groups
- 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.
|Feud||1987||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Mastertronic, Inc.||3.32|
|Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick||1989||Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOS||Electronic Arts, Inc.||3.17|
|Dragon Lord||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS||Spotlight Software||3.88|
|SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor||1992||DOS||ASCII Entertainment Software, Inc.||3.48|
|Legends of Future Past||1992||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Macintosh||Inner Circle Software||...|
|Darklands||1992||DOS, Windows||MicroProse Software, Inc.||3.81|
|Wiz 'n' Liz||1993||Amiga, Genesis||Psygnosis Limited||3.77|
|The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate||1993||DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows||Electronic Arts, Inc.||4.01|
|Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack||1994||DOS||Electronic Arts, Inc.||3.74|
|Realms of Arkania: Star Trail||1994||DOS, Windows||Sir-tech Software, Inc.||4.04|
|Pagan: Ultima VIII||1994||DOS, PC-98||ORIGIN Systems, Inc.||3.85|
|Flink||1994||Amiga CD32, Genesis, SEGA CD||Vic Tokai, Inc.||3.95|
|Ancient Domains of Mystery||1994||Amiga, DOS, Linux, Windows||3.88|
|Secret of Evermore||1995||SNES||Square Soft, Inc.||3.79|
|The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II - Daggerfall||1996||DOS||Bethesda Softworks LLC||4.00|
|Pagan: Ultima VIII: Gold Edition||1996||DOS, Macintosh, Windows||Electronic Arts, Inc.||3.25|
|Realms of Arkania III: Shadows over Riva||1996||DOS, Windows||Sir-tech Software, Inc.||4.00|
|Realms of Arkania Trilogy||1997||DOS, Windows||Sir-tech Software, Inc.||4.58|
|Achaea||1997||Browser||Iron Realms Entertainment||...|
|Ultima Online||1997||Windows||Electronic Arts, Inc.||3.90|
|Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven||1998||Windows||3DO Company, The||3.80|
|Raymond E. Feist's Return to Krondor||1998||Windows||Sierra On-Line, Inc.||3.60|
|EverQuest||1999||Macintosh, Windows||989 Studios||3.50|
|Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor||1999||Windows||3DO Company, The||3.62|
|Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer||2000||PlayStation 2, Windows||3DO Company, The||3.76|
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