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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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Ginga Ojōsama Densetsu Yuna FX: Kanashimi no Sirene PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1996)

The third game in the Galaxy Fräulein Yuna series, Kanashimi no Sirene picks up where the last game ended. After...

PC-98 (1998)

GiriGiri Paradise has a rather simple story: the protagonist, a teenager named Keiichi, is having a vacation. Together with three...

MSX (1989) and PC-98 (1989)

The protagonist of the game is an eighteen-year-old boy whose destiny is to defeat a legendary demon, thus ending the...

Glass Rose PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Cast in the role of Takashi Kagetani, a reporter for the Tonichi Times, you get interested in a case offered...

Global Conflicts: Latin America Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Global Conflicts: Latin America is an educational game which deals with the political and social situation in South America. The...

Globetrotter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Globetrotter plays similar to the Backpacker series. You start the game as a new member in the Globetrotter Club. Your...

Globetrotter 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Globetrotter 2 is the second opus of the Globetrotter series and the spiritual sequel of Backpacker. Once again the player's...

Windows (1997) and PC-98 (1996)

In Gloria, the player controls a British exchange student with a good reputation in an American university, soon employed by...

Gnome Ranger Atari 8-bit Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Macintosh (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1987)

Ingrid Bottomlow stands out from her family of gnomes - she's a gifted student, with a degree from the Institute...

The Goat in the Grey Fedora Browser Front Cover

Windows (2005), Macintosh (2005) and Browser (2005)

This is detective Nick Bounty's second adventure, and a sequel to A Case of the Crabs!. A traditional Point 'n'...

Gobliiins DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Macintosh (1991) and iPhone (2010)

Gobliiins is an adventure game where the player controls a team of three goblins: Oups, Ignatius and Asgard (Hooter, Dwayne,...

Gobliiins 4 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Almost eighteen years after the release of Gobliiins for the PC and Amiga platforms, series father Pierre Gilhodes sends his...

Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows 3.x (1995), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and iPhone (2011)

The second in the series of adventure-puzzle games. In this installation, you only have two imps to control instead of...

Goblins Quest 3 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1993)

The third in the series of the weird adventure-puzzle games. This time you only have one Goblin to control. This...

Goblin Towers Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983)

Goblin Towers is a text based treasure hunting adventure. A large and ancient castle stands in a large and ancient...

Windows (2006)

The player controls a luminescent nugget of ectoplasm, a lost soul trapped in the cave between this world and the...

PC-98 (1994)

Goice contains three episodes, which tell three separate stories, but share the same villains: human-looking aliens under the command of...

Goin' Downtown Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

New York in the year 2072 isn't a very nice place to live. The population is divided into two groups:...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

The story of Gokko Vol. 01: Doctor is quite simple: the protagonist is a young man who dreams of becoming...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

Gokko Vol. 02: School Gal's (sic) is very similar in structure to the previous volume, but - as the title...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

"Etcetera" describes quite well the content of this game, which is the third volume in the Gokko series. While the...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

Mandala is a mystical circle in Buddhist sacred art, while Gokuraku is the Japanese term for Sukhavati, "Pure Land", the...

Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado is an adventure game very much similar to Monkey Island. This game...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

This is the fifth game in Artic's Adventure Series . The player takes the role of an adventurer who is...

The Golden Baton Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1982), ZX Spectrum (1983) and Browser (2001)

Your mission is to retrieve the Golden Baton, a priceless artifact worshipped by your race for eons. It maintains balance...

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