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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Witcher2007WindowsAtari, Inc.4.06
World of Warcraft: Battle Chest2007Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.78
The Witcher (Limited Edition)2007WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.38
Final Fantasy XI Online: Vana'Diel Collection 20082007PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.10
Eschalon: Book I2007Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBasilisk Games3.95
Final Fantasy XI Online: Wings of the Goddess2007PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.4.50
Arx Fatalis (Collector Edition)2007WindowsElektrogames Limited Company3.86
Final Fantasy XI Online Starter Pack2007WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.5.00
Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica2007PlayStation 2NIS America, Inc.4.36
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion2006PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.75
Gothic 3 (Collector's Edition)2006WindowsDeep Silver...
Gothic 32006WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.53
Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia2006PlayStation 2NIS America, Inc.3.98
Final Fantasy XI Online: Treasures of Aht Urhgan2006PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.2.72
The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine2006Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.64
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Collector's Edition)2006Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.91
GODS: Lands of Infinity2006WindowsStrategy First, Inc.3.29
Final Fantasy XI Online2006PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.33
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 Online: Chains of Promathia2004PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.48
Final Fantasy XI Online: The Vana'Diel Collection2004PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.00
Gothic II: Gold Edition2004WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.07
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King2004Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2Square Enix, Inc.3.94
World of Warcraft (Collector's Edition)2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.83
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Selected Covers

The Witcher Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Witcher

Selected Screenshots

A castle - obviously. (Intro)
Screenshot from The Witcher
Title Screen
Screenshot from Eschalon: Book I