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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Amiga (1990)

Fatal Heritage lives up to it's name: the protagonist of the game inherits a farm including a big treasure. Unfortunately...

Windows (1998), PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

The protagonist of this game is a young boy named Ken Ohsato, whose parents were killed in a traffic accident....

Fate by Numbers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Set in a futuristic city, the protagonist Alice Sanger, an ex-cop whose career and marriage went down when she tried...

Windows (2005)

Half a year has passed since the events described in the previous game. A female Irish magician named Bazett Fraga...

Windows (2004) and PlayStation 2 (2007)

Fuyuki City is home to an underground battle between sorcerers, each trying to obtain a powerful relic known as the...

DOS (1994)

Father World is an action game with adventure elements. Peace in a megalopolis is threatened by a mysterious demon and...

Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1993), Windows (1995), 3DO (1993) and Macintosh (1992)

Fatty Bear must help the other toys prepare a surprise party for Kayla. He must find the ingredients for a...

FBI: Paranormal Case Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2013) and iPad (2010)

William J. James is an FBI agent recently assigned to the Department of Unclosed Files, a special division dealing with...

Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor is a hidden object puzzle adventure game. It is about a family that...

Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2011)

This collector's edition contains Fear for Sale: Mystery of McInroy Manor along with these additional features: Bonus gameplay Integrated strategy...

Browser (2014)

This is a time-limited "exhibition" or collection of sixteen games made using Twine:Debt, by Tony Perriello,Duck Ted Bundy, by Coleoptera-Kinbote,The...

The Fear PlayStation 2 Front Cover Keep Case 1

PlayStation 2 (2001)

A group of young Japanese filmmakers decide to shoot a horror film in a mansion with a troubled past. But...

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1984) and Oric (1983)

You have been asked by a dying alien race from across the Universe to search for various amount of treasures...

Federation Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Take on the might of the corrupt Empire on behalf of the ailing Federation in this epic future fantasy! Erra...

Fedora Spade: Death Wears a Fedora Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Death Wears a Fedora is the third episode in the freeware hard-boiled, yet humorous Fedora Spade adventure series. Players once...

Fedora Spade: Prologue Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Prologue is the first game in the freeware Fedora Spade episodic detective adventure series. Released simultaneously with the second episode,...

Fedora Spade: The Last Job Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Fedora Spade: The Last Job is the fourth and final game in the series of adventure games starring rogue detective...

Fedora Spade: The Red Ring Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

After the Sandy Fabulous case, Baldie was promoted to patrolman, while hard-boiled detective Fedora Spade is still stuck at the...

The Feeble Files Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), Amiga (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

This is a humorous point and click adventure game from the creator of the Simon the Sorcerer series of games....

Feed the Head iPad Front Cover

Browser (2007), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Feed the Head is a short, surreal puzzle game. The player is presented with a large, blue head, and is...

Browser (2010)

Feign is a first-person maze game based around two colours. The player is only given instructions as to how to...

The Fellowship of the Ring Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1987), BBC Micro (1986) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

The Fellowship of the Ring is an interactive fiction (with graphics) game based on the first volume of J.R.R. Tolkien's...

Windows (2009)

Femspray is a free 2D point-and-click adventure. A mad doctor has developed a spray to turn all men into women....

Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge is a classic point and click adventure game in a full 3D environment. It is the third...

Windows (1996)

The Fennels Figure Math is an educational adventure game. The strange, wacky backstory is about Great-Great-Great Grandfather Bezel Fennel, who...

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