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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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 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015) and 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...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Life as an adolescent for Texas Timmy isn't too great at the moment. Reluctantly moulded into a cowboy by his...

MSX (1985), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1983), Sharp X1 (1984) and FM-7 (1983)

Danchi-zuma no Yūwaku ("Seduction of Condominium Wives") is the first in Koei's self-designated "Strawberry Porno Series". The player takes the...

Dancing Blade: Katte ni Momotenshi! PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), Dreamcast (1999) and PSP (2006)

Momohime is a young girl who was found inside a giant peach as a child. She is traveling with her...

Windows (2000)

In Dancing Cat's (sic), the player takes the role of an ambitious businessman named Kazuhiko. He founds a company named...

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