Adventure

Description

Adventure games emphasize experiencing a story through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action. Puzzle solving usually revolves around combining or manipulating items to advance the story. Some sub-genres like visual novels often skip on the puzzle solving and focus fully on interactive narrative. The name Adventure stems from the game Adventure (a.k.a. Colossal Cave), and not to the unrelated film/book genre Adventure.
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Crescendo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Crescendo is the sentimental tale of Ryo Sasaki, and the last few days of his high school life before graduation....

PC-98 (1993), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

Crescent is divided into four unrelated stories, which can be accessed directly from the main menu in any order. The...

MSX (1989), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

The protagonist of Crescent Moon Girl is a cat who accidentally walks into a tent and triggers the appearance of...

Commodore 64 (1988)

The secluded Caribbean island of St. Malcolm is getting a visit from a cricket team from the UK to play...

DOS (1985)

This rudimentary (single-word command) text adventure takes a frequent game convention -- plunder and carnage -- and places it in...

Crime City DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

Crime City is a classical point-and-click adventure. You play Mr. White, a poor chap who writes detective stories but wants...

Crime Lab: Body of Evidence Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

An entry in the Art of Murder adventure game series focused on DS and its features. Player once again takes...

Crime Scene Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Crime Scene (also known as Criminology) is a law enforcement detective game with focus on forensics, much like CSI game...

Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

In Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes, the player controls the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. The game is set in the...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1982)

The daughter of Millicent Hyacinth Sizemore, Cartier-Blanche Sizemore a construction heiress has been kidnapped and if she is not found...

Crime Stories: From the Files of Martin Mystère Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

An Italian adventure game based on the famous comic Martin Mystère by Alfredo Castelli.An important M.I.T. researcher, Prof. Eulemberg, was...

Crime Time DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

Crime Time is a more or less classical 3rd person point-and-click adventure, with the major difference that you don't click...

Criminal Case Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Criminal Case is a law enforcement-themed puzzle solving game originally dedicated as a Facebook application game. The player takes on...

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

The BAU (Behaviour Analysis Unit) is a special investigation group within the FBI focused on profiling. Based on the TV...

The Crimson Crown DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Macintosh (1986), PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

In Transylvania we rescued Princess Sabrina, and met Crown Prince Erik. They return upon news of the King John the...

Windows (2007)

Crimsoness is a short visual novel in which you take on the roll of Bakumi Moriyama. When she has three...

Crimson Planet Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

An anonymous traveler of the cosmos finds himself at the foot of a mysterious tower whose doors are ominously marked...

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Critical Bullet: 7th Target is a sequel to Bounty Hunter Sara: Holy Mountain no Teiō. The stage is Neo Tokyo,...

Critical Point Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Early in the 21st century, a sudden shortage of energy and food caused World War III - the most devastating...

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

The Cross Formula is a first-person "lite" adventure. It tells a classic amnesia storyline where the main character awakens in...

DOS (1995)

Croustibat is a game created to advertise the Croustibat line of fish sticks by Findus. It is a point-and-click puzzle...

Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood is a single-player game that plays partly as a point-and-click adventure and partly as a...

DOS (1993)

Made by the Israeli company Makh-Shevet, Cruel World is a tribute to the famous game Prince of Persia, having identical...

Cruise for a Corpse DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

1927. When Inspector Raoul Dusentier is invited to a cruise upon a mighty sailing ship by the wealthy businessman Niklos...

Crusader: Adventure Out of Time Macintosh Front Cover

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

An historical adventure game set in the Middle Ages at the time that the Franks were beginning to be driven...

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