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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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House of 1000 Doors: Serpent Flame (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2014) and iPad (2013)

This collector's edition contains: House of 1000 Doors: Serpent Flame Bonus chapter Concept art Integrated strategy guide Wallpapers

Windows (2012)

House of 1,000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster is the sequel to House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets. It is...

House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover German version

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

This collector's edition contains: House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Bonus gameplay Concept art Integrated strategy guide

House of Death Oric Front Cover

Oric (1984)

House of Death is a text adventure game. The player reads the description of what the character sees, and types...

House of Hell Android Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

An adaptation of the #10 gamebook, first released in 1984, of the Fighting Fantasy series, extraordinarily set in present-day Earth...

House of Wonders: Babies Come Home Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2010)

Larry's wife is about to give birth to quintuplets, and must have supplies for the delivery and nursing of the...

House of Wonders: Kitty Kat Wedding Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

A tomcat called Mr. Bones wants to marry Ms. Felicity, the neighbor's cat. Larry, Mr. Bones' owner, must collect enough...

The House Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

In the year 1970, living in a little house was a happy family - including a mother, a father, a...

Browser (2010)

An abstract sci-fi interactive movie, this unusual game has players watch video clips on YouTube and strategically click on hot...

Windows (2008)

How Many... is a short AGS game developed for the fifth One Room, One Week competition that was run between...

How to be a Complete Bastard Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

This game is based around cult ‘alternative comedian’ Ade Edmondson’s book of the same name. Having gate-crashed a party full...

How to Raise a Dragon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

In How to Raise a Dragon, players guide a dragon through its life phases, shaping its abilities and behavior.The game...

Hugo III: Jungle of Doom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Hugo III: Jungle of Doom is the third and final installment in the EGA adventure series Hugo. The game features...

Hugo II: Whodunit? DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This time help Hugo and Penelope solve a murder mystery in Hugo's uncle's mansion.

Hugo's House of Horrors DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990) and Windows (1995)

You are Hugo and you have to save your girlfriend, who had went to babysit a baby in a haunted...

The Hulk Atari 8-bit Front Cover

DOS (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), Browser (2002), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

1st in the Questprobe Marvel Comics series. Play Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk through this interactive fiction game with...

The Humble Botanicula Debut Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

The Humble Botanicula Debut is a collection of several games / minigames and a movie, most of them from developer...

DOS (1990)

You might be mistaken for thinking that the "treasure hunt in a mansion full of secrets" theme had been played...

Windows 3.x (1995)

This is a collection of four Humongous Entertainment games on one CD, packed in with Creative and Acer hardware circa...

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

As they went on to demonstrate with Nightbreed, Ocean wasn't afraid to try a few different approaches to licensed material...

Hungry Ghosts PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

You are dead. In life, you were a warrior who took many other lives. But now, your own life at...

Hunter Dan's Bowfishing Survival Gauntlet Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

A unique game based on the sport of bowfishing. Players can bowfish from land, or drive a boat through three...

Browser (2000)

Revisiting the proto-text adventure Hunt the Wumpus, this game gathers the essential elements -- pursuing a monster through a bat-infested...

BBC Micro (1987) and Electron (1987)

Your search for the kidnapper of your crew member Shauna is nearly over. You have searched all over the Galaxy...

Windows (1997)

Hup-choo is an edutainment game about gorps - small humanlike creatures. They've been infected by a sneezing spell, and you...

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