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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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Delaware St. John: Volume 3: The Seacliff Tragedy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Seacliff Tragedy is the third game in the Delaware St. John series. It covers a separate case for paranormal...

PC-98 (1996)

Delicious Lunch Pack has nothing to do with lunches (or anything delicious, for that matter); but it is indeed a...

PC-98 (1993)

The Oracle of Delphi was the ultimate place of wisdom, the home of the Seven Great Wisemen of Greece, known...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

On the continent of Barnhedge, there lies a kingdom named Vagrand. The inhabitants of the country are followers of what...

DOS (2004) and Windows (2004)

Demon Day is a funny medium-length adventure game inspired by titles like Zak McKracken, the Monkey Island series and Maniac...

Atom (1980)

The objective of Demon Dungeon is to escape from a dungeon full of monsters. The game is text based and...

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

Ten years ago, the wizard Ashmeard fought the evil Drakon and took his Golden Mask, which allowed Drakon to walk...

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Demoniak is an interactive fiction adventure in which the player guides four superheroes in an attempt to stop the evil...

Demon Knight Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), Dragon 32/64 (1984) and BBC Micro (1983)

Demon Knight is a text based adventure game. The beautiful maiden has been taken by the aforementioned knight and, as...

The Demon's Forge Apple II Front Cover

PC Booter (1987) and Apple II (1981)

For killing four palace guards, the king has banished you to the caverns of Demon's Forge. Now you must fight...

Demon's Tomb: The Awakening DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

A famed archaeologist named Edward Lynton disappears mysteriously. Richard, his teenager son Richard sets out to discover what happened with...

DOS (1992)

Denarius Avaricius Sextus is a text-parser adventure game similar to adventure games such as King's Quest. The game is set...

PC-98 (1992) and FM Towns (1992)

The main hero of the game is a young doctor named Tanchi. One day, his boss, the old professor Akihabara,...

PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

Dengeki Nurse 2 begins where the previous game ended. The heroes of the story, the young doctor Tanchi and his...

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Margaret Thatcher's late husband Denis was known to like a drop of gin, a fact frequently exploited by satirical magazine...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

Four beautiful sisters - Foltjunia, Eindebelle, Leamuroda, and Crealidelle - fight an evil alien race known as Bestia in deep...

Department 42: The Mystery of the Nine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2011)

Alice Wright is an agent for the Department 42, a special government agency that deals with supernatural cases. The agency...

Deponia Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

The world of Deponia is a grim one: the people's home is a huge garbage dump. In the clouds flies...

Browser (2012)

This flash demo version is optimized for web display and does not fully reflect the quality of Deponia. It is...

Deponia: The Complete Journey Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

This digitally released collection contains the three Deponia adventure games: Deponia Chaos on Deponia Goodbye DeponiaIn addition it contains: Bonus...

Depression Quest Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014) and Browser (2013)

This story game puts the player/reader in the shoes of an alienated young person living on their own who has...

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1995)

This expansion disk for The Clue! adds 8 new locations to explore (including Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussaud's wax museum, a...

Commodore 64 (1982), VIC-20 (1982), TRS-80 (1982) and Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Derelict is a text-adventure in which the player's space ship is caught in a tractor beam and placed inside a...

Der Fall John Yesterday (Limitierte Auflage) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This edition is limited to German-speaking countries and contains: Yesterday Poster Ringtones (MP3 format) Soundtrack

Der Fluch der Osterinsel Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010) and Wii (2010)

Der Fluch der Osterinsel is a graphic adventure game and the sequel to Galileo Mystery: Die Krone der Midas.In the...

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