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Adventure

Description

In adventure games, the emphasis is placed on experiencing a story as seen by one or more user-controlled characters, often by manipulating said character(s) and the environment they exist in. Adventure games are characterized by general lack of reflex-based gameplay (action), though they may feature such segments sporadically.

Adventure games initially featured text input and little to no graphics (interactive fiction). Afterwards, graphical adventures became more prominent and text input was replaced by a limited amount of icons/menus with verb commands.

Two distinct sub-genres of adventure games are Western-style adventures (also referred to as puzzle-solving adventure) and Japanese adventures, which typically have no puzzles and minimal interaction. Visual novels are traditionally also considered a sub-genre of adventure games.
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PC-88 (1986)

The prophet Nostradamus has foreseen that the world as we know it shall end in the year 1999, and the...

1001 Nights: The Adventures of Sindbad Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Sindbad was a poor fisherman that once encountered a fabulous treasure near a sunken ship. He shared his wealth with...

Windows (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

In this 3D adventure game for kids based on the Disney animated movie, you play as a new puppy character...

10 Days Under the Sea Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

10 Days Under the Sea is a hidden object game with a treasure hunt theme, where valuables have to be...

1½ Ritter: Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

1½ Ritter: Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde is a point & click adventure based on the identically named...

1+1 Bonus Pack Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

This game pack consists of the following two adventures: Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Sam & Max: Season One

The 11th Hour DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995) and Macintosh (1997)

The 11th Hour is the sequel to the widely successful game, The 7th Guest. It utilizes a much improved video...

15 Days Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

15 Days is a point-and-click adventure, which revolves around a trio of thieves, Cathryn, Mike, and Bernard. They are political...

1893: A World's Fair Mystery Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

1893: A World's Fair Mystery is a historical mystery text-based adventure game using very detailed factual information regarding the famous...

1912: Titanic Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Nintendo DS (2010) and Macintosh (2011)

On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a replica is launched to complete the maiden voyage interrupted...

1916: Der unbekannte Krieg Browser Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011) and Browser (2011)

1916: Der unbekannte Krieg is a short survival horror student game set in the trenches during World War I. Players...

Windows (2012)

Take the role of 18 year old Scheherazade Keating moments before she starts her new life as an archeology student...

1954: Alcatraz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

It's the 1950s in San Francisco. Joe Lyons is serving a 40-year sentence on the infamous prison island of Alcatraz...

Windows (2006)

The story is simple: you are a mosquito. One day you (randomly) fly through a window into a house. What...

1 Moment of Time: Silentville Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

1 Moment of Time: Silentville begins with narration along a story book or fable setting describing a small village called...

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The game is based on an 1870 novel by Jules Verne.On July 5th, 1867 the government decided to launch the...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

After several attacks to mercantile ships by what was identified as a giant sea monster, the government of the United...

Windows (2004)

2004: Space Becherovka a Czech freeware point and click adventure game that was developed using Macromedia Flash.The story concerns Victor,...

Windows (2001)

Starting from the tarmac at the Chicago Central Spaceport, this text adventure game follows the protagonist through nocturnal adventures during...

221 B Baker St. DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

Based on the board game of the same name, 221 B Baker St. pits up to four players against each...

Windows (2004)

This compilation contains: Riddle of the Sphinx Riddle of the Sphinx: The Omega Stone

Windows (2004)

This compilation contains: The Messenger Traitors Gate

PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1995)

2 Shot Diary is a collection of twelve short episodes of sexual nature, each told by a different young woman,...

PC-98 (1995)

This is the first of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...

PC-98 (1996)

This is the second of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...

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