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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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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...

E.T. Phone Home! Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1983)

In E.T. Phone Home! the player controls Elliott, the hero of the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. He has to search...

E.T.: Phone Home Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This was one of three games released as a tie-in to the 20th anniversary re-release in theaters of the movie...

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a licensed adventure game, based on the movie. The adventure takes place on several screens with...

E'tude Prologue: Yureugoku Kokoro no Katachi PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

While originally released in 1998 for Windows and Sega Saturn, this PlayStation 2 release came out 8 years later and...

Eureka! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Eureka! consists of a series of graphic adventure games set across various points in history. The game has you hunting...

Eve burst error Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), SEGA Saturn (1997) and PC-98 (1995)

Eve burst error is set in modern-day Japan. The player controls two characters: a young, seemingly careless private investigator Kojiroh,...

SEGA Saturn (1998)

EVE: burst error & EVE: The Lost One Value Pack is a bundle composed of 8 discs (4 for each...

Eve Burst Error Plus PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Eve Burst Error Plus is a remake of Eve Burst Error. The main story and most of the gameplay remain...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

In this installment of the EVE series, the two protagonists are once again the young careless private detective Kojiroh Amagi,...

Ever17: The Out of Infinity Dreamcast Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Dreamcast (2002)

The game is set in a huge futuristic water amusement park. Built on the ocean, this park is technology's latest...

Ever17: The Out of Infinity - Premium Edition PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

This port of Ever17: The Out of Infinity to the PSP platform comes with several in-game updates, including two new...

PSP (2009)

This limited edition package contains: Ever17: The Out of Infinity - Premium Edition Premium book Soundtrack CD

Everlight: Of Magic & Power Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Everlight: Of Magic & Power! is a traditional point-and-click adventure from Germany. It evolves around the story of a daydreamer...

Everybody Dies Browser Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Browser (2008)

This game chops up time and narrative perspective to present to the player a tale of four Rouge River Cost...

Every day the same dream Browser Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009) and Browser (2009)

Every day the same dream is a grim game about the tedious life of an office worker. Every day he...

Windows (2012)

Every Day The Same Faith is a simple RPG Maker VX Ace game made to test out the software's capabilities....

Everyone's A Wally (The Life of Wally) Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Wally Week's third game introduces us to more members of his gang. As well as his lady Wilma, his mates...

EVE: The Fatal Attraction PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

"Eve: The Fatal Attraction" is a chapter in EVE series, and is based on the hentai PC game Adam: The...

EVE: The Lost One SEGA Saturn Front Cover

PlayStation (1998) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

EVE: The Lost One is a sequel to Eve burst error. The events of the game take place three years...

EVE Zero: Ark of the Matter PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Dreamcast (2001)

Eve Zero is a prequel to Eve Burst Error. Once again, the player controls the two main heroes of the...

Evidence: The Last Report DOS Front Cover

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

Evidence: The Last Report is a detective adventure, in which you play Daniel Singer, a reporter for Channel Z. Your...

Evidence: The Last Ritual Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

As a sequel to Missing (In Memoriam in Europe), Evidence: The Last Ritual is an adventure game that continues that...

Evil Days of Luckless John Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Evil Days of Luckless John is a mix of genres, having the point and click adventures as a main reference....

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