Gameplay feature: Alchemy
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.
|Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura||2001||Windows||Sierra On-Line, Inc.||4.01|
|Gothic||2001||Windows||Xicat Interactive, Inc.||4.06|
|Final Fantasy XI Online||2002||PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.||2.82|
|The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind||2002||Windows, Xbox||Bethesda Softworks LLC||3.96|
|Gothic II||2002||Windows||JoWooD Productions Software AG||4.01|
|Arx Fatalis||2002||Windows, Xbox||DreamCatcher Interactive Inc.||3.87|
|Final Fantasy XI Online||2003||PlayStation 2, Windows||Square Enix Co., Ltd.||...|
|Gothic II: Night of the Raven||2003||Windows||Akella||4.10|
|Final Fantasy XI Online: Rise of the Zilart||2003||PlayStation 2, Windows||Square Enix Co., Ltd.||2.77|
|Gothic II: Gold Edition||2004||Windows||Aspyr Media, Inc.||4.03|
|Final Fantasy XI Online: The Vana'Diel Collection||2004||PlayStation 2, Windows||Square Enix, Inc.||1.50|
|Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King||2004||PlayStation 2||Square Enix, Inc.||3.93|
|Final Fantasy XI Online: Chains of Promathia||2004||PlayStation 2, Windows||Square Enix, Inc.||2.88|
|World of Warcraft (Collector's Edition)||2004||Macintosh, Windows||Blizzard Entertainment Inc.||3.68|
|World of Warcraft||2004||Macintosh, Windows||Blizzard Entertainment Inc.||3.66|
|Shinobido: Way of the Ninja||2005||PlayStation 2||Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.||3.62|
|Gothic (Collector's Edition)||2005||Windows||JoWooD Productions Software AG||5.00|
|Final Fantasy XI Online: Vana'Diel Collection 2007||2006||PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360||Square Enix, Inc.||1.67|
|GODS: Lands of Infinity||2006||Windows||Strategy First, Inc.||3.29|
|The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine||2006||Windows, Xbox 360||Bethesda Softworks LLC||3.65|
|The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion||2006||PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360||2K Games, Inc.||3.79|
|The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Collector's Edition)||2006||Windows, Xbox 360||2K Games, Inc.||3.90|
|Gothic 3||2006||Windows||Aspyr Media, Inc.||3.57|
|Final Fantasy XI Online: Treasures of Aht Urhgan||2006||PlayStation 2, Windows||Square Enix, Inc.||2.07|
|Gothic 3 (Collector's Edition)||2006||Windows||Deep Silver||...|