Adventure 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.
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Der Schatz im Silbersee DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Der Schatz im Silbersee is a graphic adventure game with an icon-based point-and-click interface.Based on the novel Der Schatz im...

Windows (1997)

The year is 2156. Tokyo has turned into a crime capital, where violence flourishes. Gang wars, murders, rape, and rampaging...

Descendants iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2015), Android (2015), iPad (2015), Windows Phone (2015) and Windows Apps (2015)

Descendants is a mobile game based on the 2015 American musical fantasy Disney Channel television film of the same name....

The Descendant Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2016) and Macintosh (2016)

The Descendant is a narrative-driven adventure game about two janitors in the vein of the Telltale games. After climate change...

Deserving Life Windows Front Cover

Windows (2017)

Desire Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation 2 (2004), SEGA Saturn (1997), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

A research institute is located on a remote island. Apparently the researches being conducted there have some sort of an...

Desmond and Gertrude ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1991)

Desmond and Gertrude is a fairy-tale text adventureThis is a story of two young lovers, the poor Desmond and princess...

Destination: Treasure Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Macintosh (2009) and iPad (2010)

This pirate adventure game was inspired by the classic 1888 novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Players take the...

Destiny's Princess: A War Story, A Love Story Windows Front Cover
The Detail: Episode 1 - Where the Dead Lie Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2015) and iPad (2015)

Where the Dead Lie is the first episode of a five-part episodic adventure game series. Set in the tradition of...

Detective Agency Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

A British private investigator named James must retrieve a map, stolen recently from a London museum. The map is rumored...

Detective Agency 2: The Bankers Wife Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Banker's Wife is a sequel to the Detective Agency hidden-object adventure featuring detective James Casey as the protagonist. His...

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

Detective Agency 3: Ghost Painting is the third game in the Detective Agency series. Investigating the disappearance of a young...

Detective Barbie 2: The Vacation Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In Detective Barbie 2: The Vacation Mystery, Team Barbie Detective (comprised of Barbie, Ken, and wheelchair-bound computer whiz Kelly) decides...

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Cruise  PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Three pieces of valuable artwork have been stolen from a cruise ship's art gallery. Now it's up to Detective Barbie...

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Of The Carnival Caper! Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Detective Barbie: The Mystery Of The Carnival Caper! is a point and click adventure aimed at girls aged five and...

Detective Grimoire: Secret of the Swamp Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Detective Grimoire: Secret of the Swamp is the spiritual successor to a free online flash game Detective Grimoire released in...

Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2016)

Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper Windows Front Cover
Detective Stories: Hollywood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Angela, a Hollywood-based detective, is hired by one of the movie studios to investigate the disappearance of a famous actress,...

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

One of the few Turkish games ever produced, Detective Storm is a comedy adventure with static backgrounds and cartoon animations.As...

The Detective Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

In this mystery, players control Inspector Snide of Scotland Yard who has been sent to MacFungus Mansion to investigate the...

Detention Linux Front Cover

Linux (2017), Windows (2017), Macintosh (2017) and PlayStation 4 (2017)

Detonator Orgun SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1992)

Somewhere in space a battle is going on. Mechanized knights of unknown origin battle each other, ending up on the...

Detritus: The Daemons Quest DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Acorn 32-bit (1995)

After a nuclear holocaust in 2005 the last survivors of the civilized world formed a sanctuary on a small island...

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