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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Final Fantasy XI Online2002PlayStation 2, WindowsSony Computer Entertainment Inc.2.89
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.79
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.00
Gothic2001WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.4.06
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer2000PlayStation 2, Windows3DO Company, The3.75
Neopets1999BrowserNeopets Inc....
EverQuest1999Macintosh, Windows989 Studios3.54
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor1999Windows3DO Company, The3.68
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.82
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.54
Achaea1997BrowserIron Realms Entertainment...
Ultima Online1997WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny1997DOS, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.37
Realms of Arkania III: Shadows over Riva1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.3.99
The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II - Daggerfall1996DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.97
Secret of Evermore1995SNESSquare Soft, Inc.3.87
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.03
Ancient Domains of Mystery1994Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Windows3.90
Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity1994Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, WindowsSilmarils3.73
Pagan: Ultima VIII1994DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.87
Flink1994Amiga CD32, Genesis, SEGA CDVic Tokai, Inc.3.88
Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom1993Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSilmarils3.72
Wiz 'n' Liz1993Amiga, GenesisPsygnosis Limited3.66
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsVirgin Games, Inc.4.00
Darklands1992DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
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Selected Covers

Achaea Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Achaea
Return to Krondor Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Return to Krondor
Gothic Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Gothic
Darklands DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Darklands

Selected Screenshots

Login page.
Screenshot from Achaea
Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Krondor
Title screen
Screenshot from Gothic
Introduction - one of the gargoyles comes to life...
Screenshot from Darklands
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