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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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Die große Wimmelbild Box 7 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This compilation contains the following three Hidden-Object-games: Fallen Shadows: Schatten der Kindheit Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (Collector's...

Die Höhlenwelt Saga: Der Leuchtende Kristall DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

After a series of German interactive fiction games (Das Stundenglas, Die Kathedrale, Hexuma), Harald Evers and his Weltenschmiede move on...

Die Kathedrale DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1991)

Die Kathedrale is German interactive fiction with graphics.The second of three German text adventure games by developer Weltenschmiede, Die Kathedrale...

Die Pferdebande und der falsche Ritter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This is another mystery adventure game starring The Horse Gang: Karolin, Chris and Philipp.This time the three young detectives are...

Die Pferdebande: Weiße Stute in Gefahr Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This is a mystery adventure game starring The Horse Gang: Karolin, Chris and Philipp.The three young detectives are enjoying their...

Die phantastische Reise nach Terra-Gon Macintosh Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

In the year 2442 a comet throws earth out of its orbit. It drifts towards the sun which causes almost...

Die Sage von Nietoom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

The German point-and-click adventure Die Sage von Nietoom (English: "The Legend of Nietoom") was released in 1994 by a small...

Die Schule der kleinen Vampire: Knoblauchalarm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

Die Schule der kleinen Vampire: Knoblauchalarm is based on the creepy and funny German TV series for kids of the...

Die Stadt der Löwen Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989)

Stadt der Löwen (City of Lions) is a follow-up to the first so-called Artventure game by Phoenics and Software 2000,...

Dig-Dogs: Factory X Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

The three Dig-Dogs known from Dig-Dogs: Streetbusters are heading for a techno party. At the arrival they try anything for...

Digital: A Love Story Linux Front Cover

Linux (2010), Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Digital: A Love Story is a visual novel set in 1988. The player acts as the protagonist who receives a...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Digital Comic Patlabor is based on the anime series Patlabor. In the near future, officers of Tokyo Metropolitan Police pilot...

The Dig DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (2002) and Macintosh (1996)

A group of scientists discovers an asteroid that is on its way to a collision with the Earth. Is there...

Dilemma Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

In this game, the player acts as the conscience of Alex, a down-on-his-luck young man going through some hard times....

DinerTown Detective Agency Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

DinerTown Detective Agency is a hidden object spin-off of the Diner Dash series of games, with the same characters and...

Windows (2011)

Dinner for Pigeons is an adventure games with puzzles based on discovering the correct hot spots on the screen. The...

BBC Micro (1985)

Dinosaur Discovery is an educational game developed for schools. Teachers use the game in conjunction with teaching materials to provide...

Dinotopia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Dinotopia is an adventure game designed primarily for children which is based upon the books "Dinotopia" and "The World Beneath"...

N-Gage (service) (2008)

Dirk Dagger is a detective in the city of New Heaven. Together with his partner Harry Cannon, they are private...

Dirty Split Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Dirty Split is a classic point-and-click adventure which takes place in the 1960s. It follows the case of a private...

Disaster Report PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Keith Miyamoto is a reporter who works for an important newspaper in Los Angeles. In 2005, he travels to an...

Discworld DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Macintosh (1995)

This adventure game puts the player in the shoes of Rincewind, a wizard whose sole purpose in life is to...

Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996), PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Mortality Bytes casts players again in the role of Rincewind, from the first game.Death, the grim reaper, who normally ushers...

Discworld Noir Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1999)

Ankh-Morpork is a city surrounded by darkness, where the cold river Ankh flows, where it always rains, and where dwarves...

Disgaea Infinite PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Overlord Laharl has decided to cut the Prinnies' salaries after he has been "assassinated". As a Prinny who found a...

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