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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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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
EverQuest1999Macintosh, Windows989 Studios3.52
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer2000PlayStation 2, Windows3DO Company, The3.76
Gothic2001WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.4.07
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.01
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.88
Gothic II2002WindowsJoWooD Productions Software AG4.02
Final Fantasy XI Online2002PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.82
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind2002Windows, XboxBethesda Softworks LLC3.97
Gothic II: Night of the Raven2003WindowsAkella4.13
Final Fantasy XI Online: Rise of the Zilart2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd.2.77
Final Fantasy XI Online2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Gothic II: Gold Edition2004WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.03
Final Fantasy XI Online: The Vana'Diel Collection2004PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.1.50
World of Warcraft2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.66
Final Fantasy XI Online: Chains of Promathia2004PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.2.88
World of Warcraft (Collector's Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.68
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King2004PlayStation 2Square Enix, Inc.3.93
Shinobido: Way of the Ninja2005PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.3.62
Gothic (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsCD Projekt Sp. z o.o.5.00
Final Fantasy XI Online2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.1.67
GODS: Lands of Infinity2006WindowsStrategy First, Inc.3.29
The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine2006Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.65
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion2006PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.80
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Collector's Edition)2006Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.91
Gothic 32006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

EverQuest Windows Front Cover
Front cover for EverQuest
Final Fantasy XI Online Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy XI Online

Selected Screenshots

Fighting a Dragon with Magic
Screenshot from EverQuest
Main menu.
Screenshot from Gothic 3