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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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A Dreamland Chronicles Game Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

A Dreamland Chronicles Game is one part comic book, one part trivia game. To begin with, the player must read...

DOS (1988)

This rather lighthearted text adventure game features you as a Harvard University student living in Dudley House. Your goal is...

Linux (2008), Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008) and Browser (2007)

A large re-visitation to Crowther and Woods' Adventure, the first text adventure game, this one works with much of what...

DOS (1989)

A text action adventure game in the same vein as Diablo. Select from 5 character classes ( Paladin, Necromancer, Barbarian,...

MSX (1983)

Taking its title from the English word "adventure" and the squeak of a mouse; "chu", Adven'chuta is an old school...

Advent iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2008) and iPad (2010)

31 years after this trailblazing text adventure's debut on campus mainframes, Crowther & Woods' ADVENTURE is here ported to the...

Adventure Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1980) and iPhone (2008)

A graphic dungeon quest inspired by the old mainframe game of the same name, Adventure is a graphic action-adventure game...

Adventure Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2003)

As a graphical front-end for Don Woods' 1995 v2.5 of the original text adventure game, this port allows Mac players...

ZX81 (1982)

In this text adventure you have been tasked by the Emperor to find the three pieces of his Sceptre and...

Windows (2007)

Hoping to reconnect with his estranged daughters following the collapse of his marriage, in 1977 programmer and spelunker Will Crowther...

Adventure 1 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1982), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1985) and ZX81 (1982)

Classic Adventure is a reworking of the 1978 Will Crowther and Don Woods text adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure which...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Adventure 1: Cavern of Riches is a typical text adventure game in which the player must try to collect the...

Windows (2009)

Adventure 2600 Reboot is a graphical and sound update to the Atari 2600 game Adventure. Play is controlled by the...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Adventure 2: The Great Pyramid, like its predecessor, is a text adventure game with little to no story. The aim...

Commodore 64 (1982) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Adventure 3: Haunted Mansion is a text adventure game in which the player explores a haunted mansion and its immediate...

Adventure: 3 Out-Of-This-World Games Windows 3.x Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

This Sierra adventure compilation includes: Lighthouse: The Dark Being Daryl F. Gates' Police Quest: Open Season Space Quest 6: Roger...

Adventure A Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1982), Amstrad CPC (1985), iPhone (2013), iPad (2013), ZX80 (1981) and ZX81 (1981)

This game is the first in Artic's Adventure series. You play the role of a spaceship pilot in the future...

Adventure at the Chateau d'Or Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

A beautiful princess has chosen you to solve the mystery of a castle named "Chateau d'Or" - "The Golden Castle"....

Adventure B Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1982), Amstrad CPC (1985) and ZX81 (1981)

Starting off in a South American Jungle, near an as yet undisturbed Inca temple, your aim is to enter the...

DOS (2001)

Adventure Book is a suite of applications put together to allow a would-be programmer to compile simple Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style games....

Adventure C Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1982), Amstrad CPC (1985) and ZX81 (1982)

While on a reconnaissance flight, your ship has been drawn by a Graviton Beam onto an Alien Cruiser. Fred, your...

Windows (2005)

The Adventure Chest contains the following three 1-st person adventure games: Crystal Key II: The Far Realm Forever Worlds: Enter...

Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure is the sequel of Escape the Museum, an adventure/hidden object game.Some months after...

Windows (2009)

This collection contains three classic fantasy adventures. The games within this compilation are: Paradise Syberia Syberia II

Adventure Collection 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This compilation contains: The Longest Journey Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

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