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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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Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.60
Risen2009Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.84
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Secret of Evermore1995SNESSquare Soft, Inc.3.79
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SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor1992DOSASCII Entertainment Software, Inc.3.48
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Terraria2011Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox 360505 Games (U.S.), Inc.3.54
Two Worlds2007Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.48
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Two Worlds: Epic Edition2008WindowsSouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.80
Two Worlds: Game of the Year Edition2008WindowsZUXXEZ Entertainment AG3.36
Two Worlds II2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SouthPeak Interactive Corporation3.32
Two Worlds (Royal Edition)2007Windows, Xbox 360TopWare Interactive GmbH4.00
Ultima Online1997WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Wakfu2012Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSquare Enix, Inc.3.83
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings2011WindowsAtari, Inc.4.29
The Witcher (Limited Edition)2007WindowsAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.44
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World of Warcraft2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.67
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Selected Covers

World of Warcraft Macintosh Front Cover Alliance cover
Front cover for World of Warcraft
Two Worlds: Epic Edition Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Two Worlds: Epic Edition

Selected Screenshots

Intro Video - The Dwarf looks real
Screenshot from World of Warcraft
Main menu.
Screenshot from Two Worlds II
Title screen
Screenshot from Terraria