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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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Dog Star Adventure TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1979) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Dog Star Adventure is a text adventure game inspired by Star Wars. In the commercial TRS-80 release all references to...

Doki Doki Majo Shinpan! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

The angel LuLu asks high school student Akuji Nishimura to locate a witch who has sneaked into his school. There...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Akuji Nishimura, this time in high school, once again must find out if female characters are witches, although this time,...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

Dokidoki Vacation tells the story of a Japanese teenager called Junichi. High school is over, the summer vacation has begun....

Nintendo DS (2009)

The third installment in the Doki Doki Majo Shinpan! series takes place during a holiday break from school on a...

Dōkoku Soshite... SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1998)

In this game, you play the role of a high-school student (whom you can name as you like). A bus...

TurboGrafx CD (1995), PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

In Dōkyūsei, the player takes the role of a high-school student (default name Takurou) in a Japanese town; his parents...

Dōkyūsei 2 SEGA Saturn Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), SNES (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997), PC-FX (1996), PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

Dōkyūsei 2 is a classic "love adventure", a genre that is also referred to (quite erroneously) as "dating simulations". You...

Dollar Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

In Dollar the player takes the role of a female police officer who has to solve a tough case: The...

Windows (2000)

The medieval country of Ouroboros is in trouble. An evil earl has been oppressing the population, imposing heavy taxes and...

Windows (2001)

Doll: Ouroboros 2 continues directly the story of the first game. The evil vampire earl from the first game has...

MSX (1988), PC-88 (1988), PC-98 (1988) and Sharp X68000 (1988)

DOME is based on Shizuko Natsuki's novel of the same name. The original work as well as the game's plot...

Dominic Crane 2: Dark Mystery Revealed Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

After his first adventures, Dominic Crane continues to further explore his subconscious with the help of hypnosis, this time trying...

Dominic Crane's Dreamscape Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Dominic Crane is an artist constantly assaulted by nightmares where he is trapped in a strange place he never visited....

Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" Macintosh Front Cover

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

Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!" is a claymation point-and-click adventure game that is played...

Dondra: A New Beginning DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Commodore 64 (1990) and Apple II (1987)

Dondra: A New Beginning is an adventure game with cartoon-style visuals and text input. The protagonist is called forth from...

Windows (2003)

Donnie Darko: The Adventure Game is an unlicensed AGS adventure game, based on the 2001 film of the same name....

DOS (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

La Mancha, Spain, April of 1605...You are Don Alonso Quijano, a Manchegan nobleman (hidalgo, more concretely) of the XVI century,...

Doors of the Mind: Inner Mysteries Windows Front Cover

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

After suffering recurring nightmares that start to disrupt her daily routine, Hazel goes to a psychoanalyst for hypnosis sessions, where...

PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

DOR features three independent scenarios, which are not connected to each other story-wise and can be accessed directly from the...

DOR Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This edition of DOR is a collection of three short stories, taken from two different DOR games:From the first DOR:...

PC-98 (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The sequel to DOR is structured exactly the same way as the first game: play any of the three unrelated...

PC-98 (1995)

A young treasure hunter named Asuta travels together with his faithful companion, the cute angel-like creature Mink. One day, Mink...

Windows (2005)

This Dora-compilation contains the following three games: Dora the Explorer: Animal Adventures Dora the Explorer: Backpack Adventure Dora the Explorer:...

Dora the Explorer: Animal Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Join Dora the Explorer, boots and cousin Diego for an exciting adventure in the rainforest. There are a variety of...

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