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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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Escape from Delirium DOS Front Cover As part of Power 6 Pack

DOS (1995)

Amateur made, shareware imitation of Monkey Island 2 / Simon the Sorceror. But don't let that put you off -...

Escape from Frankenstein's Castle Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

While traveling through Vienna in her boyfriend's bike, Hannah suffers a terrible road accident and wakes up in a strange...

Escape from Lost Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

A woman is enjoying her vacation trip aboard a cruise ship, when suddenly the boat hits a coral reef and...

ZX81 (1983)

Escape From Manhattan is a game inspired by the movie Escape From New York. The year is 1999 and Manhattan...

Escape from Monkey Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

Guybrush Threepwood has finally defeated the zombie pirate LeChuck, and married his sweetheart Elaine Marley. The happy couple is returning...

Escape from Pulsar 7 ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), Browser (2001), BBC Micro (1983) and Electron (1986)

Escape From Pulsar 7 is the fourth title in the Mysterious Adventure series of illustrated text adventures by Brian Howarth....

Escape from Rungistan Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982), PC-88 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

While trying to sneak across the border to Rungistan you were caught and thrown in jail. You must use all...

ZX81 (1983)

Escape from Shazzar! is a text adventure where you have to recover a thruster from your spacecraft from the Temple...

Atari 2600 (1982) and ColecoVision (1990)

You've been abducted! Kidnapped! Shanghaied! You find yourself in a huge maze being watched by the Mindmaster. He is testing...

Escape from Traam Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1981) and TRS-80 CoCo (1981)

Escape from Traam is the third game in the Other Venture series, by Jyym Pearson. It uses an adapted version...

Escape MCP Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

In this game you play the role of a man who has been deatomized by a rogue 6502 processor and...

Escape Rosecliff Island Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Escape Rosecliff Island is a hidden object game where the player takes the role of a castaway stranded on a...

Escape The Emerald Star Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

The theme in Escape the Emerald Star is that you are alone and lost at sea aboard a mid-century luxury...

Macintosh (2011)

Escape the House is a brief first-person adventure game in which the player is trapped inside of a house, having...

Escape the Lost Kingdom (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Collector's Edition of Escape the Lost Kingdom is promoted as being the first casual game with 3D effects through...

Escape the Museum Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2010), Macintosh (2008) and Wii (2009)

Escape The Museum is a hidden object game with some elements of the adventure genre. Besides the usual gameplay mechanic...

Escape the Museum 2 Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Escape The Museum 2 is the sequel to a hidden object game where a mother and daughter got trapped inside...

Escape The Toilet: A Triple Flush Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2011) and Windows Mobile (2011)

Escape The Toilet: A Triple Flush is a quest-puzzle indie game. You are locked inside a small room with a...

Escape Whisper Valley Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The theme in Escape Whisper Valley is you are trapped in a remote mountain type region of some American town...

Windows (1997) and PC-98 (1996)

Es no Hōteishiki is the second game in the Detective Suzusaki series. The events described in the previous game, The...

Espionage Island Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1982), Amstrad CPC (1985) and ZX81 (1982)

While on a recce mission to investigate a secret enemy location, your plane is shot down and you are sent...

Essex DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and Atari 8-bit (1985)

In this real time all-text game, a sightseeing tour of the Starship Essex turns into hard work when a dying...

DOS (1995)

Like VariTale before it, TEA is a BBS door for automating the infrastructure permitting the playing of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure type plot-forking...

Eternam DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and FM Towns (1993)

Eternam is a combination of 3rd-person graphic adventure gameplay with 1st-person 3D travel sections, interspersed with plenty of cartoon animations.You...

Eternity Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The protagonist is called by his/her scientist grandfather to help finishing the work of his lifetime, the invention of a...

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