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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Dead Reefs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This adventure game is an investigative murder mystery set on Dead Reefs, a remote island in the North Atlantic ocean...

Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2013)

Dead Rising 3 takes place ten years after the event of the Dead Rising 2, in the city of Los...

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015) and Macintosh (2015)

In Dead Synchronicity, you play as Michael, a man with no past, who must recover his identity and decode the...

Deadtime Stories Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The plot of Deadtime Stories centers around a dark and creepy area in 19th century New Orleans. The game is...

Dead Zone NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

The earth has become overpopulated so it was decided that space colonies were a must to build. Kirk, a worker...

Dear Esther Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Dear Esther is the commercial remake of a Half-Life 2 modification of the same name first released in 2007. This...

Dear My Friend: Love Like Powdery Snow PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Originally released as an adult romance visual novel for PC (Windows) under Dear my Friend title, the PlayStation 2 version...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In the near future, a UFO crash in Tokyo reveals the existence of aliens to the world. The stranded aliens,...

Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone Novel Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Death and Betrayal in Romania is the fifth installment in the Dana Knightstone hidden object adventure series. Dana Knightstone, a...

Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone Novel (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2015) and iPad (2015)

In this fifth installment in the series, Dana Knightstone, a best-selling mystery novel writer, is captured by a ghost who...

Death at Cape Porto: A Dana Knightstone Novel Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

Death at Cape Porto is the fourth game in the Dana Knightstone hidden object puzzle adventure series. Dana is a...

Death at Cape Porto: A Dana Knightstone Novel (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2015) and iPad (2015)

This Collector's Edition includes: Death at Cape Porto: A Dana Knightstone Novel 40 hidden card collectibles Achievements Bonus chapter: Dana...

Death at Fairing Point: A Dana Knightstone Novel Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Hoping that a trip to Scotland will inspire her latest romance novel, Dana Knightstone checks into an old manor where...

Death at Fairing Point: A Dana Knightstone Novel  (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

The Collector's Edition of Death at Fairing Point: A Dana Knightstone Novel has additional features: Bonus gameplay Built-in Strategy Guide...

Atari ST (1989)

Death Camp is a text adventure created with STAC. The year is 1944 and the player is a major in...

Death Gate DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Two thousand years ago, an advanced race known as Sartan split the world into five realms. The mensch races -...

Death in the Caribbean Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1983)

Death in the Caribbean is an old-style text/graphics adventure. You are an treasure hunter on an unnamed Caribbean island searching...

Death off the Cuff Browser Front Cover IF Comp release

Browser (2010), iPhone (2014) and Android (2013)

In this work of interactive fiction, players direct the investigation of Antoine Saint Germain, the great French detective, into the...

ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Death Stalker is 2D platform/adventure game. The player controls a mysterious man wearing a priest's robe and is armed with...

PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

During the 1980-ies, the relationship between the free world and the socialist block became increasingly tense and hostile. Many countries...

Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel is an adventure game with a variety of hidden object scenes and...

Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

This Collector’s Edition includes: Death Under Tuscan Skies: A Dana Knightstone Novel Bonus gameplay Concept art Integrated strategy guide Soundtrack...

Death Upon an Austrian Sonata: A Dana Knightstone Novel Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

Death Upon an Austrian Sonata: A Dana Knightstone Novel is a adventure game featuring various puzzles and hidden object sequences....

Death Upon An Austrian Sonata: A Dana Knightstone Novel (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

This Collector's Edition includes: Death Upon An Austrian Sonata: A Dana Knightstone Novel Built-in smart strategy guide (follows your progress)...

Decay: Part 1 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Decay: Part 1 is a dark and atmospheric point and click adventure that places you in the role of a...

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