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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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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Collector's Edition)2006Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.91
The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.71
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer2000PlayStation 2, Windows3DO Company, The3.76
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor1999Windows3DO Company, The3.62
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.81
Terraria2011Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360505 Games (U.S.), Inc.3.54
EverQuest1999Macintosh, Windows989 Studios3.52
Gothic II: Night of the Raven2003WindowsAkella4.13
Gothic II2002WindowsJoWooD Productions Software AG4.02
Gothic II: Gold Edition2004WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.03
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.71
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.4.00
Wakfu2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.83
SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor1992DOSASCII Entertainment Software, Inc.3.48
The Witcher2007WindowsAtari, Inc.4.11
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.97
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Collector's Edition)2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC4.71
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.77
The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II - Daggerfall1996DOSBethesda Softworks LLC4.00
Craft the World2013Macintosh, WindowsBlack Maple Games4.60
World of Warcraft2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.66
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Collector's Edition)2008Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.4.75
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.94
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Collector's Edition)2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.4.43
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King2008Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.94
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Selected Covers

The Witcher Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Witcher
Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout: New Vegas
Gothic II Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Gothic II

Selected Screenshots

A castle - obviously. (Intro)
Screenshot from The Witcher
This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture.
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas
Main Menu
Screenshot from Gothic II