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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Eric the Unready DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

An ancient prophecy states that King Fudd the Bewildered will die peacefully, his daughter accompanying him during his last hour....

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Two children, the girl Erika and the boy Satoru, live together in a small house somewhere in modern Japan. One...

Erotica Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Aristocratic playboy, Reggie Rich, has unfortunately crashed his helicopter on a mysterious island. Stranded miles away from his luxury yacht,...

PC-98 (1993)

The protagonist of this game, a nameless young man, receives a phone call from his girlfriend. She is distressed and...

es Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2001)

es is a realistic Japanese psycho-drama. The government is working on a project, attempting to extract a serial killer's memory...

PC-98 (1996)

In Escape, the player assumes the role of an ordinary teenager named Root. He is returning from a long journey,...

Commodore 64 (1985) and Apple II (1985)

This is a collection of three mini-games loosely adapting the May, 1983 Choose Your Own Adventure gamebook number 8 of...

Escape! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Escape! is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all games from this series,...

Escape from Byron Bay iPhone Front Cover

Browser (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

In this text adventure, the player controls 34-year-old genetic engineer Hudson Brune, employee of BrynEli-Med in the Australian tourist town...

Amiga (1991)

Loosely based around the Gibson Games board-game, you are in control of a team of 4 POWs – a Brit,...

Amiga (1993)

A small adventure game written in the script language used for the Amiga's standard software installation program, hence masquerading just...

Escape from Delirium DOS Front Cover As part of Power 6 Pack

DOS (1995)

Amateur made, shareware imitation of Monkey Island 2 / Simon the Sorceror. But don't let that put you off -...

Escape from Frankenstein's Castle Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

While traveling through Vienna in her boyfriend's bike, Hannah suffers a terrible road accident and wakes up in a strange...

Escape from Lost Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

A woman is enjoying her vacation trip aboard a cruise ship, when suddenly the boat hits a coral reef and...

ZX81 (1983)

Escape From Manhattan is a game inspired by the movie Escape From New York. The year is 1999 and Manhattan...

Escape from Monkey Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

Guybrush Threepwood has finally defeated the zombie pirate LeChuck, and married his sweetheart Elaine Marley. The happy couple is returning...

Escape from Pulsar 7 ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), Browser (2001), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1986) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Escape From Pulsar 7 is the fourth title in the Mysterious Adventure series of illustrated text adventures by Brian Howarth....

Escape from Rungistan Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982), PC-88 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

While trying to sneak across the border to Rungistan you were caught and thrown in jail. You must use all...

ZX81 (1983)

Escape from Shazzar! is a text adventure where you have to recover a thruster from your spacecraft from the Temple...

Atari 2600 (1982) and ColecoVision (1990)

You've been abducted! Kidnapped! Shanghaied! You find yourself in a huge maze being watched by the Mindmaster. He is testing...

Escape from Traam Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1981) and TRS-80 CoCo (1981)

Escape from Traam is the third game in the Other Venture series, by Jyym Pearson. It uses an adapted version...

Escape MCP Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

In this game you play the role of a man who has been deatomized by a rogue 6502 processor and...

Escape Rosecliff Island Macintosh Front Cover

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

Escape Rosecliff Island is a hidden object game where the player takes the role of a castaway stranded on a...

Escape The Emerald Star Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

The theme in Escape the Emerald Star is that you are alone and lost at sea aboard a mid-century luxury...

Macintosh (2011)

Escape the House is a brief first-person adventure game in which the player is trapped inside of a house, having...

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