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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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World of Warcraft (Collector's Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.68
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings2011WindowsAtari, Inc.4.29
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.48
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion2006PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.80
Risen (Collector's Edition)2009WindowsDeep Silver3.88
Risen2009Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.77
Gothic 32006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.60
The Dark Eye: Drakensang2008WindowsTHQ Inc.3.99
The Dark Eye: Drakensang (Limited Collector's Edition)2008Windowsdtp entertainment AG4.00
Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.38
Dragon Age: Origins2009Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.92
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.04
Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.74
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Ultima Online1997WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Pagan: Ultima VIII: Gold Edition1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.25
Keef the Thief: A Boy and His Lockpick1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.17
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.01
Dragon Age: Origins (Digital Deluxe Edition)2009Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.75
Arx Fatalis (Collector Edition)2007WindowsElektrogames Limited Company3.86
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Dungeons of Dredmor2011Linux, Macintosh, WindowsGaslamp Games, Inc.3.77
Legends of Future Past1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, MacintoshInner Circle Software...
Miasmata2012WindowsIonFx Studios, LLC3.67
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Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Miasmata
Title Screen
Screenshot from Two Worlds
Opening Screen
Screenshot from Dungeons of Dredmor