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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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Windows (1999)

This game is based on the TV series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest from 1996, that tells about the...

Windows (2004)

You play as JP, who is relaxing at home watching the news. On it, there's suddenly breaking news, which is...

Windows (2007)

Keith Night wakes up in a gutter. Having no memories of getting there, Keith has to track the events of...

DOS (1990)

This is a short graphical adventure, where the player is tasked to navigate mazes to eventually retrieve the scepter of...

The Adventures of Maddog Williams in the Dungeons of Duridian DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The player takes the role of Maddog Williams who wants to rescue the beautiful Princess Leoria and free her father...

DOS (1993)

The game is made with Game-Maker.In the game you must help a hapless guy named Melvin Q. Freebush to have...

The Adventures of Mosaika iPad Front Cover

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

You wake up in your uncle's house to a strange noise, and discover, through a fireplace, a door to a...

The Adventures of Pinocchio Windows Front Cover

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

This is an interactive movie game based on the 1996 live action movie by the same name. After Pinocchio realizes...

The Adventures of Robin Hood DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

In Robin Hood you must perform many heroic deeds to change the public impression of you from "villain" to "hero."...

Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and iPad (2011)

Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a hidden object game based on Daniel Defoe's classic novel. As the famous castaway, most...

The Adventures of Valdo & Marie Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1997)

The Adventures of Valdo & Marie is an educational game for kids. The player takes the role of Valdo who...

The Adventures of Willy Beamish DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992), SEGA CD (1993) and Macintosh (1992)

Willy Beamish is a kid who likes to goof off and have fun. Naturally all the grown-ups get in the...

ZX81 (1982)

Adventure Tape No. 1 is a collection of three text adventures where each adventure has screens showing text describing your...

DOS (1988)

The Adventure is an interactive fiction game set in a school. Interaction with the game is conducted through a one-letter...

Adventure Value Pack #1 Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1981) and TRS-80 (1981)

This is a compilation of the first three Scott Adams adventures. It contains: Adventureland Pirate Adventure Secret Mission

Adventure Value Pack #2 Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981) and TRS-80 (1981)

This is a compilation of the first three Scott Adams adventures. It contains: Voodoo Castle The Count Strange Odyssey

Adventure Value Pack #3 Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1981) and TRS-80 (1981)

This is a compilation of three Scott Adams adventures. It contains: Mystery Fun House Pyramid of Doom Ghost Town

Adventure Value Pack #4 Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1981) and TRS-80 (1981)

This is a compilation of the final three Scott Adams adventures. It contains: Savage Island Part One Savage Island Part...

Adventure Workshop: 4th-6th Grade Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Adventure Workshop is a collection of three complete titles for the 4th, 5th and 6th school grades: Carmen Sandiego Word...

Adventure Workshop: 4th-6th Grade - 5th Edition Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Adventure Workshop is a collection of four games aimed toward the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Amazon Trail 3rd Edition...

DOS (2007)

The sinister wizard Mordimar, having come into possession of the powerful magical artifact the Orb of Destiny, is slowly sapping...

Ad Verbum Browser Front Cover

DOS (2000), Windows (2000), Macintosh (2000) and Browser (2001)

The city finally having secured an eviction notice, the demolition contractor is contractually obligated to conduct an inventory of the...

Windows (2014)

Affected: The Horror Experience is a horror exploration game, designed to be used with the Oculus Rift VR headset. The...

iPod Classic (2009)

This brief work of hyperfiction concerns itself with preternatural happenings surrounding an early European flight in the '20s. The reader...

A Fork in the Tale Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

A Fork in the Tale is a FMV game starring Rob Schneider who voices the unseen player character. At the...

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