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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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Echo Night: Beyond PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In the year 2044, Richard Osmond and Claudia Seifer take a flight into space in order to be married on...

ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), Windows Mobile (2006), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Secret of the Lost Cavern is another edutainment Myst-clone adventure in the tradition of old Cryo titles. This game attempts...

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

In EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus, the player is cast into the role of Adam, the twelve-year-old son of the...

EcoRescue: Project Rainforest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

EcoRescue: Project Rainforest is a straightforward hidden object game with a conservationist theme. Most of the time, the objective is...

Windows (2002)

An expedition was sent to the moon, to explore mysterious ancient ruins that were discovered there. Your name is Glenn,...

Eden Blues PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1987), Atari ST (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

In this real-time adventure you are a prisoner of jail guarded by droids. And you know the roster of their...

Eden's Quest: The Hunt for Akua Macintosh Front Cover

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

Eden's Quest is essentially a puzzle game similar to the ones in the Professor Layton series, where the objective is...

Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2012)

Harvey's New Eyes is the successor of Edna & Harvey: The Breakout. This time the player takes the role of...

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2009) and iPad (2012)

Edna has a problem. One day she wakes up in the cell of a nuthouse and remembers nothing. But she...

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

This collector's edition contains: Edna & Harvey: The Breakout Soundtrack disc Poster

Eerie Estate Agent Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Kindle Classic (2012)

Taking an unusual setting and theme for a game, this one puts the player in the old town of Edinburgh,...

Egypt 1156 B.C.: Tomb of the Pharaoh Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1999) and Macintosh (1997)

A number of games allow you to search the tombs of ancient Egypt, but few allow you to do so...

Egypte II: La Prophétie d'Héliopolis (Édition Limitée) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This limited edition contains: Egypt II: The Heliopolis Prophecy Strategy guide

Egypte Kids Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Travel back in time to Ancient Egypt for a adventure in the time of the Mommies and the Pharaohs! Find...

The Egyptian Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Windows Mobile (2005)

Pharaoh Ramses II is dying. Amon-Re, god of the Sun, will extend his life if Ramses erects a magnificent obelisk...

Egypt III: The Fate of Ramses (DVD Collectors Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This collector's edition includes: The Egyptian Prophecy (DVD and EFIGS languages) Documentary database Making-of video (French voices, English subtitles) Gallery...

Egypt II: The Heliopolis Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2001) and Macintosh (2012)

Although named Egypt 2 there are only a few similarities between the first game, Egypt 1156 B.C. and this point...

The Eigyōdō Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

The Eigyōdō (or "The Business Road") is an adventure game that teaches you the business trade. You play Daisuke Suzuki,...

Amiga (1995)

Seamus O'Mally, the stupidest living Irishman, reads an article on a tabloid where the English degrade Ireland. He decides to...

Windows (2011)

An unexpected accident has left Eko, a space mechanic, stranded on a bizarre, unknown world. The player must guide him...

Amiga (1995)

In the year 2068, humanity managed to conquer the fourth dimension: time. Time travel becomes so widespread that a danger...

El Capitán Trueno en la Montaña de los Suspiros Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

The hero par excellence of the Spanish classic comics, Capitán Trueno (Captain Thunder), lives his first graphic adventure in the...

El Capitán Trueno: La Espada del Toledano Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Capitán Trueno and his inseparable friends, Goliath and Crispín, have to help Sigrid to recover La Espada del Toledano, symbol...

MSX (1986)

El Descubrimiento de América is a game which allows you to emulate the feats of the great navigator Christopher Columbus,...

PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985) and FM-7 (1985)

A young Japanese man receives an unexpected call from his friend Akira in the middle of the night. He hurries...

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