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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Terraria2011Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360505 Games (U.S.), Inc.3.54
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.60
Gothic 32006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.60
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor1999Windows3DO Company, The3.61
Final Fantasy XI Online: Ultimate Collection2009PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.61
Shinobido: Way of the Ninja2005PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.3.62
The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine2006Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.65
Miasmata2012WindowsIonFx Studios, LLC3.67
World of Warcraft2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.67
World of Warcraft (Collector's Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.68
Fallout: New Vegas2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.71
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, The3.74
Dungeons of Dredmor2011Linux, Macintosh, WindowsGaslamp Games, Inc.3.77
Wiz 'n' Liz1993Amiga, GenesisPsygnosis Limited3.77
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.77
Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.78
Secret of Evermore1995SNESSquare Soft, Inc.3.79
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion2006PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.79
Two Worlds: Epic Edition2008WindowsSouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.80
Darklands1992DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.81
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.81
The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge2008Windows3.83
Wakfu2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.83
Risen2009Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.84
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Selected Covers

Wiz 'n' Liz Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Wiz 'n' Liz
Fallout: New Vegas Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout: New Vegas

Selected Screenshots

Sega logo screen featuring the robot from Killing Game Show
Screenshot from Wiz 'n' Liz
This is the menu.  Largely unchanged, but with a cool picture.
Screenshot from Fallout: New Vegas