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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
Final Fantasy XI Online2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.1.67
The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine2006Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.65
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.4.00
Final Fantasy XI Online: Vana'Diel Collection 20082007PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.2.29
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.97
Final Fantasy XI Online: Wings of the Goddess2007PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.00
Arx Fatalis (Collector Edition)2007WindowsElektrogames Limited Company3.86
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.48
GODS: Lands of Infinity (Special Edition)2007WindowsStrategy First, Inc.2.93
Final Fantasy XI Online Starter Pack2007WindowsSquare Enix, Inc....
Two Worlds (Collector's Edition)2007Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC...
Two Worlds (Royal Edition)2007Windows, Xbox 360TopWare Interactive GmbH4.00
The Witcher2007WindowsAtari, Inc.4.11
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Collector's Edition)2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.4.43
The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.71
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.94
World of Warcraft: Battle Chest2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.43
The Witcher (Limited Edition)2007WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.44
Two Worlds: Game of the Year Edition2008WindowsZUXXEZ Entertainment AG3.36
The Dark Eye: Drakensang (Limited Collector's Edition)2008Windowsdtp entertainment AG4.00
Two Worlds: Epic Edition2008WindowsSouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.80
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Collector's Edition)2008Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.4.75
The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge2008Windows3.83
Gothic 3 (Gold Edition)2008Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH...
The Princess Bride Game2008Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWorldwide Biggies Inc.2.30
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Selected Covers

Eschalon: Book I Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Eschalon: Book I
The Princess Bride Game Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Princess Bride Game

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Eschalon: Book I
Starting a new mini-game (demo)
Screenshot from The Princess Bride Game