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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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Apple II (1981), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1983) and FM-7 (1983)

Cranston Manor is one of the first games in On-Line System's Hi-Res Adventures series, along with Mystery House and The...

Hi-Res Adventure #4: Ulysses and the Golden Fleece Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1982), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1982), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1983) and FM-7 (1983)

Ulysses and the Golden Fleece is an adventure game where you play the part of Ulysses in ancient Greece. The...

Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1984), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

The Dark Crystal is closely based on Jim Henson's film of the same name. The game is set in Thra,...

TRS-80 (1980) and Browser (2011)

This game puts the player in the captain's chair of a ship of the British naval fleet circa the Napoleonic...

The History Channel: Lost Worlds Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Lost Worlds will take you on a treasure hunt into three ancient worlds: Rome, Egypt and MesoAmerica (Mayans). You have...

Windows (2010)

Inspired by the 2005 film (itself based on Douglas Adams' 1978 BBC sci-fi radio series), a team of indie developers...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), TI-99/4A (1984), TRS-80 (1984), Amstrad CPC (1986), Commodore 128 (1985), TRS-80 CoCo (1984), Macintosh (1984), Browser (2004), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

You are Arthur Dent, an Englishman with a bad hangover wearing a dressing gown containing a much needed buffered analgesic...

The Hobbit PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), ZX Spectrum (1982), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Macintosh (1987), BBC Micro (1983) and Oric (1983)

Relive Tolkien's The Hobbit as Bilbo Baggins. A piece of Interactive fiction (with graphics to illustrate locations), you follow the...

DOS (1993) and Browser (2004)

Hobbit: The True Story is a tiny adventure, spoofing Tolkien's classic children's book.The game also is one of the first...

DOS (1989)

In its dark mansion the Hogbear awaits its next victim. Guarded by a Vampire, an Ogre, and various other creatures,...

Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

In this game, the player commands the vessel The Horizon of Night; setting forth from the fantastic port of Myrmidal,...

NES (1987), MSX (1985), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1985) and FM-7 (1985)

In Yuji Horii's follow-up to The Portopia Serial Murder Case, you once again play as a Tokyo police detective (whose...

PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986), Sharp X1 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

Hokuto no Ken is based on the manga series Fist of the North Star. The story focuses on Kenshiro, a...

Amiga (1988) and CDTV (1991)

The first of Phoenics' and Software 2000 Artventures series, Holiday Maker tells the story of four young people who decided...

Windows (2005)

Höllische Nachbarn is a humorous 2D point-and-click adventure about feuds with neighbors, with themes and gameplay very similar to the...

Holly 2: Magic Land Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Holly's daughter disappears through the portal of an enchanted storybook, and while desperately searching for her little girl she stumbles...

Hollywood Hijinx DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), TI-99/4A (1989), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

Buddy Burbank was a B-movie actor who one day met the wealthy Hildegarde Montague and married her. His wife's money...

Hollywood Monsters Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

This is an old school-type graphic adventure, right down to the verb-selecting SCUMM-ish interface. Every year the "Hollywood Monsters awards...

DOS (1997)

The Hollywood Murders is an interactive text / graphic shareware adventure designed for gamers who are new to this type...

Hollywood: The Director's Cut Windows Front Cover

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

A new assistant set designer is hired by the boss of a Hollywood movie studio to clean the sets, and...

The Holy Grail PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1984) and Apple II (1985)

The Holy Grail is a text adventure in which the player controls a young prince in search of the famous...

PC-98 (1993), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

A magical world populated by supernatural creatures exists alongside ours. Once in a while a portal between the two opens....

PC-98 (1994), FM Towns (1994) and Sharp X68000 (1994)

A magical world populated by supernatural creatures exists alongside ours. Once in a while a portal between the two opens....

PC-98 (1994), FM Towns (1994) and Sharp X68000 (1994)

A magical world populated by supernatural creatures exists alongside ours. Once in a while a portal between the two opens....

PC-98 (1994), FM Towns (1994) and Sharp X68000 (1994)

A magical world populated by supernatural creatures exists alongside ours. Once in a while a portal between the two opens....

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