DescriptionAdventure games emphasize experiencing a story through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action. Puzzle solving usually revolves around combining or manipulating items to advance the story. Some sub-genres like visual novels often skip on the puzzle solving and focus fully on interactive narrative. The name Adventure stems from the game Adventure (a.k.a. Colossal Cave), and not to the unrelated film/book genre Adventure.
The ninth package of dtp entertainment's Adventure Collection series contains three adventure games that take place at a haunted mansion....
Windows 3.x (1995)
Adventure Gamer for Windows is a shareware authoring program that aided the development of text adventure games, it was also...
Adventure Games Bundle is a Mac exclusive digital compilation of five adventure games which had all previously been ported to...
Adventure Game Toolkit is a tool for creating interactive fiction games. In its basics, the user creates text files in...
Atari 5200 (2007)
This homebrew Atari 5200 cartridge is a direct, yet unofficial sequel to the Atari 2600 action role-playing classic Adventure. The...
Atari 8-bit (1983)
Mostly written in Atari BASIC (with a hint of 6502 assembly), this game was Brian Moriarty's first text adventure. Its...
Adventure in the Magic Land is a donationware interactive fiction game. The player is put into a fantasy scenario (although...
Commodore 64 (1992)
You are a professor who has built a time machine and you have been asked to save the world with...
Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1978), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Commodore PET/CBM (1980), Dragon 32/64 (1985), Browser (2005), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1985), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
Adventureland is the first of Scott Adams' text adventures. Using simple two word commands you explore an enchanted world, solve...
Grandma's obnoxious pug Samson needs to be taken on a walk, and the task naturally falls on the player in...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Adventure of TOKYO DisneySEA is an action adventure game based on the Tokyo DisneySea theme park that was opened in...
In this compilation you can find the following three adventure titles: AmerZone: The Explorer's Legacy Post Mortem Road to India:...
Atari 2600 (2003)
Adventure Plus is a hack of Adventure, with the aim to make the game more interesting to experienced players. It...
Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1982), Oric (1983), Memotech MTX (1984), Camputers Lynx (1983), Enterprise (1985) and Nascom (1982)
The sequel to Colossal Adventure is an interactive fiction game with a VERB NOUN interface. The fantasy setting takes a...
Adventures is a collection of three text adventure games: Dungeon House Intergalactic Dungeon involves searching for treasure in a maze...
This compilation, created exclusively for the TI, contains all the remaining Scott Adams adventures after the first dozen (except Fantastic...
This is a compilation of three games: Dark Fall: The Journal (Classic Edition) Dark Fall: Lights Out (The Director's Cut...
Alien abductions really do happen, but they aren't interested in studying our physique. Rather, they use them instead of clones...
Apple II (1982)
In this prototype video-enhanced text adventure, the player is called upon to find clues scattered throughout an amusement park needed...
As in the Lewis Carroll work, Victorian girlchild Alice Liddell avoids doing her tedious homework ("Could there possibly be" you...
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