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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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BBC Micro (1985)

Dinosaur Discovery is an educational game developed for schools. Teachers use the game in conjunction with teaching materials to provide...

Dinotopia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Dinotopia is an adventure game designed primarily for children which is based upon the books "Dinotopia" and "The World Beneath"...

N-Gage (service) (2008)

Dirk Dagger is a detective in the city of New Heaven. Together with his partner Harry Cannon, they are private...

Dirty Split Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Dirty Split is a classic point-and-click adventure which takes place in the 1960s. It follows the case of a private...

Disaster Report PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Keith Miyamoto is a reporter who works for an important newspaper in Los Angeles. In 2005, he travels to an...

Discworld DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Macintosh (1995)

This adventure game puts the player in the shoes of Rincewind, a wizard whose sole purpose in life is to...

Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996), PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Mortality Bytes casts players again in the role of Rincewind, from the first game.Death, the grim reaper, who normally ushers...

Discworld Noir Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1999)

Ankh-Morpork is a city surrounded by darkness, where the cold river Ankh flows, where it always rains, and where dwarves...

Disgaea Infinite PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010)

Overlord Laharl has decided to cut the Prinnies' salaries after he has been "assassinated". As a Prinny who found a...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Disk 3: Realm of Darkness, The Cup, Witch Hunt is a compilation of three games by River Software: Realm of...

Disney•Pixar's Finding Nemo Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

The computer game based on the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo is a point-and-click adventure intended for younger players.The story...

Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo: Nemo's Underwater World of Fun Windows Front Cover cover w/o jewelcase

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

Finding Nemo: Nemo's Underwater World of Fun involves many of the star characters from the film Finding Nemo, including Nemo,...

Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), Macintosh (2010) and Wii (2007)

Players create their own custom character to explore the worlds of the Disney Princesses. Players travel to the castles of...

Disney Princesses: Collection Blanche-Neige Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Disney Princesses: Collection Blanche-Neige is a compilation of two Disney's games for girls : • Blanche-Neige: Le grimoire de la...

Disney's A Christmas Carol Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man. He never does good things to anyone - he simply refuses their demands...

Disney's Brother Bear Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This is a children's game based on the Disney movie Brother Bear. Take control of Kenai as he makes his...

Disney's Goofy's Fun House PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Goofy stars in this 3D interactive adventure where he notices 5 photos in his home are missing three elements each....

Disney's Hades Challenge Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Disney's Hades Challenge uses properties from Disney's 1997 animated movie Hercules as a backdrop for an adventure game through ancient...

Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

In this third-person game, you play as Mickey Mouse. Mickey is dreaming in his bed and a ghost draws Mickey...

Disney's Mickey Saves the Day: 3D Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The town's mayor has gone missing (Mickey, when playing as Minnie and vice versa) and Mickey's arch-nemesis Pete appoints himself...

Disney's Story Studio: Disney's Mulan PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Mushu is given the task to deliver the magical scrolls which contain the legend of Mulan to the emperor of...

Disney's Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and GameCube (2005)

While taking a walk with his friend Christopher Robin, Pooh's tummy gave out a great rumble. Looks like Pooh's hungry....

Dive: The Conquest of Silver Eye DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

A enchanted adventure in the deeps seas. Search the hidden and mysterious treasure in the fabled pirate's cove of Silver...

Divi-Dead Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The story of Divi-Dead encompasses the horror and Hentai genres, and is designed for adults only. You are trying to...

Doc Apocalypse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

You play as Lewis, renamed to 'Doc Apocalypse' by college friends, a what strange scientist with many successes and achievements:...

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