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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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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....

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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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....

Hōma Hunter Lime: Perfect Collection SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

This collection contains: Hōma Hunter Lime: Special Collection Vol. 1 Hōma Hunter Lime: Special Collection Vol. 2 The player can...

PlayStation (1994)

Hōma Hunter Lime: Special Collection Vol. 1 contains the following games: Hōma Hunter Lime Hōma Hunter Lime Dai-2 Wa Hōma...

PlayStation (1995)

Hōma Hunter Lime: Special Collection Vol. 2 contains the following games: Hōma Hunter Lime Dai-4 Wa ("Act 5") Hōma Hunter...

Home Alone Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992) and Game Gear (1992)

Macaulay Culkin briefly became a child star following the film Home Alone, in which he played Kevin McCallister, who is...

Browser (2008)

Ghanaian tailor Boubacar Bah died in detention on May 30, 2007, under questionable circumstances brought to light in a 2008...

Homey D. Clown DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

"Homey don't play that!" Take on the role of Homey D. Clown, the most popular Damon Wayans character from Fox's...

Windows (2007)

Kazuya is a Japanese teenager whose father moved abroad, selling his house in Japan. Kazuya is supposed to live in...

Windows (2006)

It looks like the life of Tatsuya Tagami has come to a dead end. He lost a job promotion, and...

Windows (2005)

The protagonist of this game is a high school student who dreams about world domination. His idea of achieving that...

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