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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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Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.88
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Feud1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumMastertronic, Inc.3.32
The Four Crystals of Trazere1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMindscape, Inc.3.51
Worlds of Legend: Son of the Empire1992Amiga, DOSMindscape, Inc.3.44
Minecraft2010Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMojang AB3.44
The Witcher (Limited Edition)2007WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.44
Pagan: Ultima VIII1994DOS, PC-98ORIGIN Systems, Inc.3.86
Wiz 'n' Liz1993Amiga, GenesisPsygnosis Limited3.77
Flink1994Amiga CD32, Genesis, SEGA CDVic Tokai, Inc.3.95
Gothic2001WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.4.08
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.60
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.01
Shinobido: Way of the Ninja2005PlayStation 2Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.3.62
Two Worlds: Epic Edition2008WindowsSouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.80
Two Worlds (Collector's Edition)2007Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC...
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Dragon Lord1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSSpotlight Software3.88
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King2004Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2Square Enix, Inc.3.93
Final Fantasy XI Online: Rise of the Zilart2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd.2.77
Final Fantasy XI Online2002PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.84
Final Fantasy XI Online: Treasures of Aht Urhgan2006PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.2.07
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Selected Covers

Gothic Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Gothic
Minecraft Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Minecraft

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Gothic
Main menu
Screenshot from Minecraft
A ravine on La Theine Plateau
Screenshot from Final Fantasy XI Online
title screen
Screenshot from Feud