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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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Enlightenus II: The Timeless Tower Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

A journalist is contacted by genius clockmaker Clarence Flatt, to make an investigative report on his work and legacy. In...

Enlightenus II: The Timeless Tower (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Collector's Edition of Enlightenus II: The Timeless Tower comes with several exclusive features: a bonus adventure with new scenes...

Enter the Story: Volume 1 - Victor Hugo's Les Misérables Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is the first entry in Enter the Story, an interactive world of classic novels of which...

Enter the Story: Volume 2 - Dante's Divine Comedy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Dante's Divine Comedy is the second entry in Enter the Story, an interactive world of classic novels of which the...

Entombed Windows Front Cover

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

Entombed is a puzzle-solving (Myst-like) adventure game. The objective is to help a trapped archaeologist escape from a subterranean tomb...

Entombed Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994)

In this adventure game the player controls an archaeologist who is looking for artifacts on Tarsus. But while searching the...

Commodore 64 (1985)

In this sequel to The Staff of Karnath you once again play as explorer Sir Arthur Pendragon. You are in...

Windows (1998)

Eol-ui Hwansang-ui Seom Guchul Jakjeon is a follow-up to Eol-ui Moheom. The cute yellow anthropomorphic animal Eol travels to the...

Epic Adventures: La Jangada Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Minha, the daughter of a rich South-American family in the early 20th century, is introduced to one of her brother's...

Epic Escapes: Dark Seas Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Epic Escapes: Dark Seas is a puzzle adventure hidden object game, set in a sinking capsized ship.The storyline follows the...

Epic RPG iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Branded with ironic overstatement, this game provides a curious play mechanic -- presenting the player with a precarious written situation,...

Windows (2001)

Erevos is a story about two different persons. Giannos Romar was born in 1814 and is Japanese martial arts expert....

Eric the Unready DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

A tongue-in-cheek graphic text adventure/point and click adventure hybrid. You are a chivalrous knight attempting to save a princess; your...

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Two children, the girl Erika and the boy Satoru, live together in a small house somewhere in modern Japan. One...

Erotica Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Aristocratic playboy, Reggie Rich, has unfortunately crashed his helicopter on a mysterious island. Stranded miles away from his luxury yacht,...

PC-98 (1993)

The protagonist of this game, a nameless young man, receives a phone call from his girlfriend. She is distressed and...

es Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2001)

es is a realistic Japanese psycho-drama. The government is working on a project, attempting to extract a serial killer's memory...

PC-98 (1996)

In Escape, the player assumes the role of an ordinary teenager named Root. He is returning from a long journey,...

Commodore 64 (1985) and Apple II (1985)

This is a collection of three mini-games loosely adapting the May, 1983 Choose Your Own Adventure gamebook number 8 of...

Escape! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Escape! is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all games from this series,...

Escape from Byron Bay iPhone Front Cover

Browser (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

In this text adventure, the player controls 34-year-old genetic engineer Hudson Brune, employee of BrynEli-Med in the Australian tourist town...

Amiga (1991)

Loosely based around the Gibson Games board-game, you are in control of a team of 4 POWs – a Brit,...

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...

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