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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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Der Schatz im Silbersee DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Der Schatz im Silbersee is a graphic adventure game with an icon-based point-and-click interface.Based on the novel Der Schatz im...

Windows (1997)

The year is 2156. Tokyo has turned into a crime capital, where violence flourishes. Gang wars, murders, rape, and rampaging...

Desire Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation 2 (2004), SEGA Saturn (1997), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

A research institute is located on a remote island. Apparently the researches being conducted there have some sort of an...

Destination: Treasure Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Macintosh (2009) and iPad (2010)

This pirate adventure game was inspired by the classic 1888 novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Players take the...

Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Crypto is back yet again for the 3rd game in the series. The game takes place sometime in the 1970s,...

Detective Agency Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

A British private investigator named James must retrieve a map, stolen recently from a London museum. The map is rumored...

Detective Barbie 2: The Vacation Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In Detective Barbie 2: The Vacation Mystery, Team Barbie Detective (comprised of Barbie, Ken, and wheelchair-bound computer whiz Kelly) decides...

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Cruise  PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Three pieces of valuable artwork have been stolen from a cruise ship's art gallery. Now it's up to Detective Barbie...

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Of The Carnival Caper! Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Of The Carnival Caper! is a point and click adventure aimed at girls aged five and...

Detective Grimoire: Secret of the Swamp Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Detective Grimoire: Secret of the Swamp is the spiritual successor to a free online flash game Detective Grimoire released in...

Detective Stories: Hollywood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Angela, a Hollywood-based detective, is hired by one of the movie studios to investigate the disappearance of a famous actress,...

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

One of the few Turkish games ever produced, Detective Storm is a comedy adventure with static backgrounds and cartoon animations.As...

The Detective Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

In this mystery, players control Inspector Snide of Scotland Yard who has been sent to MacFungus Mansion to investigate the...

Detonator Orgun SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1992)

Somewhere in space a battle is going on. Mechanized knights of unknown origin battle each other, ending up on the...

Detritus: The Daemons Quest DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Acorn 32-bit (1995)

After a nuclear holocaust in 2005 the last survivors of the civilized world formed a sanctuary on a small island...

Windows (2003) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

Kurō Daijūji is a private detective in Arkham City, down on his luck and dead broke. He gets an offer...

Devil's Crown ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Legend has it that a group of sailors uncovered a buried treasure consisting of seven gems, and split it with...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are being held prisoner on Devil's Island and you plan to escape from your cell and the prison itself....

Devils of the Deep ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Devils Of The Deep is a single player game with keyboard controls.The plot The player takes on the rope if...

Devil's Tuning Fork Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Devil's Tuning Fork is a student project from the DePaul University in Chicago (USA) and it is a first-person exploration...

Devon Aire in the Hidden Diamond Caper Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and CDTV (1991)

An eccentric old millionaire stored all his gems and money in odd places around his mansion. When he dies, his...

Devo Presents: Adventures of the Smart Patrol Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Adventures of the smart patrol is a game basically inspired by the late seventies/early eighties alternative band Devo, and which...

Devyat' princev Ambera DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998) and Windows (2002)

Devyat' princev Ambera is an adventure game based on Nine Princes in Amber (1970), the first novel from the Chronicles...

Browser (2010)

In the year 3000, an evil mastermind has released a plague of alien insects upon our galaxy. If Dex Hamilton,...

Dexter: The Game iPhone Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2010)

Dexter Morgan is a blood-spatter analyst working for the Miami Metro Police Department, but he leads a double life as...

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