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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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Cyberswine Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

The protagonist of Cyberswine is, as the title implies, a cybernetic pig on a race to save CyberCity from a...

Commodore 64 (1989)

Cyberworm is an uncomplicated adventure game, where you take control of a cyborg sent to infiltrate a company and retrieve...

Cyborg Apple II Front Cover

PC Booter (1982), Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983) and Macintosh (1984)

A science fiction text adventure game in which an artificial intelligence is electronically merged with your body as the result...

Commodore 64 (1987)

A team of 7 scientists has flown on a spaceship to find a way to stop an asteroid on a...

Cydonia: Mars - The First Manned Mission Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Earth is dying, you, the player must save it by succeeding in the colonization of Mars. This is an adventure...

Jupiter Ace (1984)

The deep space cargo vessel, Cygnus has been attacked by pirates from the planet Retipujeca who have killed all the...

Cylu Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

If you are to be honored with the leadership of the Ostan race, you must explore a virtual reality world,...

Cypher Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Cypher is a cyberpunk text adventure (interactive fiction) set in the dystopian city of Neosushi. As in all text adventures...

D DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995) and 3DO (1995)

The story begins in 1997. It's the dead of night in the city of Los Angeles, and there has been...

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2014)

D4: Dark Dream Don't Die tells a story of David Young – former Boston PD Narcotics Unit turned private detective....

PlayStation 2 (2003)

High-school student Tōya Shinjō is what's known as a "Shinigami" -- an envoy of Hell who guides wandering souls, or...

D→A:BLACK (Shokai Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

First Print Limited Edition package of D→A:BLACK contains: D→A:BLACK game Original DVD with various bonus content

Windows (2010)

Dacey in the Dark is a free side-scrolling adventure game. The game is entirely controlled by keyboard and features an...

Dacha Kota Leopolda ili Osobennosti Myshinoy Okhoty Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Dača kota Leopol'da ili osobennosti myšinoj ohoty is a point-and-click adventure, based on Soviet/Russian animation series Leopold the Cat. Leopold's...

The Daedalus Encounter Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995), 3DO (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

The interstellar war is over, leaving you, a casualty, as a disembodied brain inside a life support system. Your buddies...

Daemonica Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Adventure, action and a bit of role playing blend in Daemonica, a murder mystery set in 14th century medieval England...

PC-98 (1990), FM Towns (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

The criminal trade organization WWWF was finally defeated. The bionic soldier Blon-Win is appointed a high-ranked inspector and sent on...

The Dagger of Amon Ra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Windows 3.x (1993)

One year after the events described in The Colonel's Bequest, Laura Bow, fresh out of college, is hired by a...

NES (1990)

In Dai Meiro: Meikyū no Tatsujin the player must navigate a 3D maze and reach the goal. Along the way,...

Windows (2009)

Daisy Goes Solo is a series of two adventure-platform games inspired by the original Dizzy series. This time it features...

The Dallas Quest Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984) and TRS-80 CoCo (1984)

When a game is faithful to the poor writing and wildly implausible plot conventions of a soap opera, does that...

The Dame Was Loaded DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), CD-i (1996) and Macintosh (1995)

The Dame Was Loaded is a detective mystery adventure game reminiscent of private eye movies of the 1940's. The player...

Damocles: Mercenary II Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In this sequel to the game Mercenary, the planet Eris is in danger: A comet, fittingly named "Damocles", is on...

ZX81 (1981)

The Damsel and the Beast is an arcade adventure where you must search 35 rooms of a a darkened Palace...

Commodore 64 (1988)

With a jolt you wake, reaching from your subconscious mind for a pencil and a clean sheet of paper from...

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