Adventure

Description

Adventure games emphasize experiencing a story through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action. Puzzle solving usually revolves around combining or manipulating items to advance the story. Some sub-genres like visual novels often skip on the puzzle solving and focus fully on interactive narrative. The name Adventure stems from the game Adventure (a.k.a. Colossal Cave), and not to the unrelated film/book genre Adventure.
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The Detail: Episode 1 - Where the Dead Lie Linux Front Cover

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

Where the Dead Lie is the first episode of a five-part episodic adventure game series. Set in the tradition of...

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) and ZX Spectrum (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: Hidden Darkness iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2015), Android (2015) and iPad (2015)

Dexter: Hidden Darkness is a hidden object and puzzle game based on the US TV series Dexter. Players control Dexter...

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...

De Zaak van Sam CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1997)

De Zaak van Sam is an interactive detective story. The player takes on the role of private detective Sam D....

MSX (1984), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1984), Sharp X1 (1983), FM-7 (1983) and PC-6001 (1984)

Dezeni Land is a text adventure with graphics. The game's nameless protagonist must visit six attractions parodying well-known areas of...

PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985), Sharp X1 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

Dezeni World is a sequel to Dezeni Land. Like its predecessor, it is set in a theme park, this time...

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