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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.

  • 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
World of Warcraft2004Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc.3.71
Gothic II: Night of the Raven2003WindowsAkella4.16
Final Fantasy XI Online2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd.5.00
Final Fantasy XI Online: Rise of the Zilart2003PlayStation 2, WindowsSquare Enix Co., Ltd.3.33
Gothic II2002WindowsJoWooD Productions Software AG3.99
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind2002Windows, XboxBethesda Softworks LLC3.99
Final Fantasy XI Online2002PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox 360Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.2.99
Arx Fatalis2002Windows, XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.88
Gothic2001WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.4.05
Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura2001WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.02
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer2000PlayStation 2, Windows3DO Company, The3.73
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor1999Windows3DO Company, The3.62
EverQuest1999Macintosh, Windows989 Studios3.52
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven1998Windows3DO Company, The3.79
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.59
Ultima Online1997WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Achaea1997BrowserIron Realms Entertainment...
Realms of Arkania Trilogy1997DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.58
Pagan: Ultima VIII: Gold Edition1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Realms of Arkania III: Shadows over Riva1996DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.00
The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II - Daggerfall1996DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.97
Secret of Evermore1995SNESSquare Soft, Inc.3.84
Realms of Arkania: Star Trail1994DOS, WindowsSir-tech Software, Inc.4.04
Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack1994DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.78
Flink1994Amiga CD32, Genesis, SEGA CDVic Tokai, Inc.3.91
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Selected Covers

Final Fantasy XI Online PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy XI Online

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Secret of Evermore
Fighting a Dragon with Magic
Screenshot from EverQuest