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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Commodore 64 (1984)

You are on holiday in the Herefordshire countryside for a week, staying in a farm cottage, sightseeing around the local...

The Count Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Browser (2002), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)

You awaken in a sealed wing of the Count's Transylvanian castle, seemingly restrictive but yielding further avenues of secret passages...

Windows (2004)

Coup de Cup is a point-and-click adventure with classic game elements. It is a short game made for the May...

Covert Front: Episode One - All Quiet on Covert Front Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Browser (2007)

All Quiet on Covert Front is the first episode in the flash-based Covert Front point-and-click adventure series. The game is...

Covert Front: Episode Two - Station on the Horizon Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Browser (2007)

Station on the Horizon is the second episode in the flash-based Covert Front point-and-click adventure series. The player controls secret...

Windows 3.x (1992)

A guest in your Uncle Willy's farmhouse, your relation leaves a note for you asking for you to go to...

Coyote's Tale: Fire and Water Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Two sisters, Tletl and Atl, are vacationing in Mexico. Little did they realize how different this vacation would be. Because...

Cracking the Conspiracy Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

An old friend sends you a mysterious package and pleads for your help in uncovering a massive conspiracy that could...

The Crack of Doom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), Apple II (1989) and Macintosh (1989)

Return to Mordor, where a dull red sky is filled with the dust and heat of Mount Doom. Brave the...

Commodore 64 (1983)

The Dark Lord controls and spreads evil over your land and so it is your quest to destroy him for...

Windows (2007)

Not only mainstream games are parodied, even indie games cannot escape the vile claws. The Crackwell Legacy takes a few...

Atari 8-bit (1984)

The player controls a crewman on the USS Sea Moss, a nuclear submarine patrolling the icy waters of the North...

Crater Raider VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1983)

Crater Raider is a multi-screen action game. The object of the game is to destroy a giant asteroid that is...

Crazy Chicken: The Pharaoh's Treasure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Moorhuhn's first daring leap into the Adventure genre. The game's story leads Scottish archaeologist and adventurer Moorhuhn (in Indiana Jones-style...

TurboGrafx CD (1997)

Crazy Hospital is a short unlicensed adult visual novel. The player controls a young man who feels sick and visits...

Creature Crunch Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

Creature Crunch is an animated point-and-click comedy adventure. The plot is about a boy named Wesley turned into a monster...

The Creed Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Cerberus City is not the place to be - all about "Murder, Death, Carnage" is what it is. But after...

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...

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