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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 (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

FF56! is a historical game based on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Through an interactive graphic novel it tells the...

The Fifth Disciple Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Help Engeor, a student at the University of Magic, save Rovenland from the evil wizard Wahargem. In the beginning of...

Palm OS (2004)

You are a bold swordsman, penetrating deep within the monster-infested depths of the sinister wizard Zagor's catacomb fortress inside Firetop...

Fighting Fantasy: Citadel of Chaos iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

The second Fighting Fantasy gamebook, first published back in 1983, becomes (after Firetop Mountain and Deathtrap Dungeon) the third FF...

Fighting Fantasy: Creature of Havoc iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

A computer adaptation of the 24th Fighting Fantasy gamebook, originally published in 1986, this adventure puts the player in (eventual)...

Fighting Fantasy: Deathtrap Dungeon iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2011)

The second of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks to be the subject of multiple video game adaptations, this conversion (like its...

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2011)

Following quick on the heels of their earlier adaptation of the venerable gamebook property into a 3D action RPG for...

Windows (2005)

You play as Ryo, an ordinary teenager living a happy life with your girlfriend Mio. One day, you are visited...

PC-98 (1995)

An oligarch named Takanashi has built a prestigious girl's high school, known as the Hanatsuki High. Mishima, a young man...

PC-98 (1994)

In File, the player takes the role of young man named Pat, who is working for a powerful state security...

The Filmmaker Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Carson Stiles Gateway Theater has been closed for years following a series of murders. You have been invited by...

The Final Battle Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The Final Battle is the successor to Legend of the Sword. In the last game, five heroes managed to foil...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Scientists managed to engineer a teleportation device which is manufactured on the planet Ipsos III. Unfortunately a mysterious explosion destroyed...

Final Fantasy Type-0 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

Final Fantasy Type-0 was first developed as Final Fantasy Agito XIII. It is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis project...

PSP (2011)

This collector's bundle was released in Japan in a fancy presentation box, and includes: Final Fantasy Type-0 game UMDs A...

DOS (1995)

Final Soul is a text adventure game, where you are stuck in the house, and through puzzles and riddles, must...

PSP (2006)

Finder Love: Aki Hoshino is one of the three Finder Love games that were released simultaneously, each of them starring...

Finding Hope Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Hope relives her memories while browsing an old photo album, remembering moments of her life raising a family through the...

Finding Teddy Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Windows Phone (2013)

Finding Teddy is a 2D point-and-click/tap adventure game with 8-bit retro style graphics. It is about a little girl whose...

Find Your Own Way Home Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Ruby is a TV reporter for an entertainment channel, assigned with the live coverage of a red carpet event for...

DOS (2005)

A rudimentary Christian text adventure with a multiple-choice navigational interface, the game puts in the player (following an introductory throwaway...

Windows (2006)

Firestart is a remake of Project Firestart, an early 'survival horror' title, released in 1989 on the Commodore 64.The setting...

Windows (2002)

In the near future, human beings managed to reach Mars and to colonize it. However, during the last 25 years...

Browser (2011)

A pastiche of several Greek myths, this game puts the player in charge of an ancient Hellenic warrior, seemingly brought...

First Kiss Story PC-FX Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and PC-FX (1998)

Sadly known as the last game originally released for PC-FX (it was later ported to Playstation), First Kiss Story has...

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