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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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Fox Hunt Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996) and PlayStation (1996)

Jack Fremont is an ordinary guy with just one unique talent: his knowledge of TV shows. Otherwise, his life isn't...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

One summer day, a young man named Kaname Ōsaka receives a letter with no return address. "If you remember where...

Windows (2004)

In this point-and-click adventure made with AGS you play Jamie, an unemployed simple-minded young man who frequently attracts trouble.One day...

Frankenstein ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

Frankenstein is a text based adventure game by Rod Pike and is the follow-up to his earlier game, Dracula.The story...

Frankenstein iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

The first horror novel, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, is here brought to life in a modern context through the...

DOS (1992), Commodore 64 (1988) and TRS-80 (1981)

As the last living descendant of the storied Frankenstein family, the player has been summoned to the old family estate....

Frankenstein: The Dismembered Bride Windows Front Cover

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

Brad travels to Bavaria in a quest to find his missing fiancee Janet. His car breaks down near an old...

Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

This interactive movie puts a new twist on the Frankenstein tale: you are the monster! You have been falsely accused...

Frankie Goes to Hollywood Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

Playing a thoroughly drab, mundane and predictable character, your aim is to become interesting enough to reach the Pleasuredome. After...

Frasse and the Peas of Kejick Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Frasse and the Peas of Kejick is a freeware, third-person point-and-click adventure game. Frasse, a little blue hairy monster, finds...

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

This updated version of Frasse and the Peas of Kejick now offers support for Mac OS X as well as...

Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

The second episode of the educational game series, this time a ghost haunts Luther's schoolhouse and steals children's toys. In...

Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998), Macintosh (1998), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Freddi Fish and her pal Luther are back in another installment of this animated edutainment adventure series. The Great Conch...

Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Set in an underwater version of the Wild West, The Case of The Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch is the...

Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

It's time for Freddi Fish to solve another mystery in this fifth installment of the kids edutainment series. She (Freddi...

Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1994), Macintosh (1995) and Wii (2008)

Freddi Fish and her pal Luther must find Grandma Grouper's missing kelp seeds. Without them, all the sea creatures will...

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows 3.x (1993) and Macintosh (1993)

Freddy Pharkas was one of the fastest guns in the American West of the 1880's. However in one particular gunfight...

Frederik Pohl's Gateway DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Windows (1995)

Gateway is a text adventure with graphics in which the player explores strange new worlds and locations in the proverbial...

Free D.C! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

With robots now in control of the Earth, the last remaining humans are held in a Zoo. They are alongside...

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

At 35 and single, life is bland and repetitive for our hero. Then, one day, he hears a voice coming...

Windows (1998)

This is graphical point-and-click adventure with simple original engine. The game, like most 3rd Person adventure games, consists of action...

Frotz (included games) iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008) and iPad (2010)

Named after a Zorkian spell to render something luminous (in turn derived from MIT hacker jargon), Frotz has long been...

DOS (1998), Windows (2004) and Atari ST (1998)

This is a parody of the Sierra-style games like Space Quest, King's Quest, etc. Similar interface, sounds, and graphics. This...

DOS (2004) and Windows (2004)

Play the role of Richard, who hasn't had some action for the past two years! After watching some eventful TV,...

Amstrad CPC (1991)

In the quite distant future, the universe is governed by an organisation known as the Foundation. You are Jack Bludfield,...

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