User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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PlayStation 2 (2004) and Dreamcast (2004)

First Print Limited Edition of After...: Wasureenu Kizuna contains: After...: Wasureenu Kizuna game Dreamcast version exclusive content: Original music CD...

Again Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Again is an interactive crime novel about FBI special agent Jonathan Weaver, nicknamed "J". He has a special power allowing...

Agapito's Crazy Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Inside a box with cereal, Agapito finds a voucher for a trip for two to an island in the Pacific...

Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Wii (2008)

This is the video game adaptation of one of the world's most renowned mystery stories, written by the illustrious author...

Agatha Christie: Dead Man's Folly Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Based on another work of Agatha Christie and featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the game continues the hidden-object casual adventure...

Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

Sailing down in a cruise ship down the beautiful River Nile on their honeymoon a young couple one night meets...

Agatha Christie: Double Murder Mystery Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This release includes the first two Agatha Christie mystery adventure games in one box: Agatha Christie: And Then There Were...

Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Wii (2008)

In this adventure game, players get the opportunity to step into the shoes of one of Agatha Christie's most illustrious...

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This game is based on one of Agatha Christie's most famous novels. Step aboard the beautiful Orient Express, a 1930s...

Agatha Christie Mysteries Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

This compilation contains the following two adventures: Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun...

Agatha Christie: Peril at End House Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

Based on another work of Agatha Christie and featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the game continues the hidden-object casual adventure...

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders is based on the famous same-titled book. The player assumes the role of Captain Hastings...

Agency 33 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

You are a new recruit in a mysterious company called Agency 33. You are being assigned a new mission when...

The Agency of Anomalies: Mystic Hospital (The Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Agency Of Anomalies: Mystic Hospital (The Collector's Edition) is a version of the single player point and click adventure...

Agent USA Atari 8-bit Front Cover

PC Booter (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Agent USA is a geography enhancement game that centers around a character that travels by train to different U.S. cities....

DOS (1996)

There have seldom been stranger ways of recruiting people: When espionage fan Gunter Bunt takes part in a competition put...

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Ashley is a psychic, or medium, living in a post-apocalyptic world. She has had recent nightmares about a burning house,...

Age of Japan II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

You are the tutor for the young Emperor. You must guide him to uniting Japan so it will be strong.Age...

Age of Oracles: Tara's Journey Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Tara is an apprentice enchantress that must find a series of magical tarot cards with the help of a talking...

Ages of Myst Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Ages of Myst is a compilation which features the first two entries of the Myst series: Myst Riven: The Sequel...

PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

Aggres is a sequel to Zodiac. The search for the space archaeologist D. Dumas, who disappeared five years ago, has...

Agharta: The Hollow Earth Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

In Agharta: The Hollow Earth, set in 1926, the player takes the role of a nameless pilot who gets hired...

AGON: Episode 1 - London Scene Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

You, as Professor Samuel Hunt, a scientist of the British Museum, receive a mysterious letter while working at night, then...

Windows (2003)

The clue found by Professor Hunt in the British Museum in the the first episode pointed to Lapland, land of...

Windows (2004)

In this episode, you again take the role of Professor Samuel Hunt who travels to tropical Madagascar to track the...

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