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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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Herod's Lost Tomb Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2008) and iPad (2010)

Herod's Lost Tomb is a hidden object game from National Geographic, about the famous biblical king. Cutscenes play between the...

Heroes of Karn Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

A long time ago, before the rise of the empire of Karn, evil creatures attacked the lands of Beren, the...

Heroes Rise: The Prodigy Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), Browser (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

In this entirely textual superhero game, the player gets to customize story-relevant attributes of a Power user -- sex, sexual...

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is a tribute game to Sierra's classic Quest for Glory series. You play as...

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and PC-98 (1991)

The little town of Spielburg is populated mostly by beer-drinking humans and some centaurs who like working in the field....

Hexan Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

Hexan is an educational game that tasks the player with solving math problems. The premise is that the player character...

Hexuma: Das Auge des Kal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1992)

Hexuma - Das Auge des Kal is interactive fiction with graphics and a point-and-click interface.This German-only game is the last...

Browser (2011)

An adaptation of the season 2 finale of the video game-themed web series Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?, where star Anthony...

PC-98 (1993)

H.H.G. is set in a futuristic world, in which humans co-exists with androids, highly advanced cybernetic organisms. However, this co-existence...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

Hibernatus is a text adventure game. The protagonist of the game is Zen who wakes up early from hibernation in...

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Sarah Oldman is an art restorer, who spends her time closed in the basement office of her uncle's house. Sarah...

Hidden Expedition: Amazon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2010), Android (2012), iPad (2010) and Kindle (2011)

Hidden Expedition: Amazon is a "seek and find" game with adventure elements. Like all games of this genre, the main...

Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

A scientific organization called H.E.A.T. (Hidden Expedition Adventure Team) sends the experimental submarine Sea-Hawk, powered by a revolutionary device called...

Hidden Expedition: Everest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), BREW (2009), Macintosh (2007), iPhone (2008), iPad (2010) and Kindle (2012)

Hidden Expedition: Everest is an hidden object game with adventure elements. You have a list of objects to find and...

Hidden Expedition: The Uncharted Islands Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2012)

Hidden Expedition: The Uncharted Islands is a hidden object game and the fifth entry into the Hidden Expedition series of...

Hidden Expedition: The Uncharted Islands (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2012)

The collector's edition of Hidden Expedition: The Uncharted Islands contains the main game along with additional features: Bonus gameplay Concept...

Hidden Expedition: Titanic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and iPhone (2009)

Hidden Expedition: Titanic is an hidden object game with adventure elements. You have a list of objects to find and...

Hidden in Time: Mirror Mirror Windows Front Cover

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

The owner of a mysterious mirror, a family heirloom passed through generations, goes to the town of Fairwich to investigate...

Hidden Magic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Hidden Magic is a hidden-object, role-playing battle game.You play as a mage through your journey and you are searching for...

Hidden Mysteries: Buckingham Palace Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2010), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2011)

Hidden Mysteries: Buckingham Palace is a hidden object game with adventure elements. Famous locations of the palace are represented as...

Hidden Mysteries: Notre Dame Secrets of Paris Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Hidden Mysteries: Notre Dame Secrets of Paris begins with the bishop of Notre Dame walking the grounds of the cathedral....

Hidden Mysteries: The Fateful Voyage - Titanic Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Nintendo DS (2010), Macintosh (2010) and Wii (2010)

In 1912 England, Margaret was able to escape poverty by marrying a rich man. The newly couple is moving to...

Hidden Mysteries: Vampire Secrets Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Nintendo DS (2010), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Claire Donnelly is constantly assaulted with bizarre visions of a distant and unknown place. She takes some time off from...

The Hidden Object Show: Season 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

The Hidden Object Show: Season 2 is a hidden object game with a TV show theme. As a contestant in...

The Hidden Prophecies of Nostradamus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Hidden Prophecies of Nostradamus is a hidden object game with puzzles between each stage. Most of the time, the...

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