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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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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...

Hoodwink Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Hoodwink is an adventure game that takes place in the fictional city Global-01. It is set in a future where...

Hook DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

Peter Banning is an ordinary suburban dad with two kids - or so everyone thinks. What not even his family...

Windows (2001)

The pirate Hooky McPegleg has accepted a proposition made for him in The Lost Treasure of RON to replace a...

Windows (2001) and PlayStation 2 (2002)

Yukito Nogi, a high-school student living by himself in the city, was out walking one night when a strange object...

Hooligan: Kimi no Naka no Yūki (Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

This limited-edition release of Hooligan: Kimi no Naka no Yūki includes the game along with a special limited-edition dress-up doll...

Hope Springs Eternal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In this second Carol Reed game, she has taken over the detective agency from her deceased friend. She doesn't have...

Hopkins FBI Windows Front Cover

Linux (1998), Windows (1998) and OS/2 (1998)

The infamous terrorist Bernie Berckson was sentenced to death and electrocuted twice. Somehow, he remained alive, and managed to escape....

DOS (1998)

Honza Majer is a teenager. He and his beloved dysfunctional family follow the father, a respected botanist, to one of...

Windows (1999)

The Native American tribe Hatanapalats lives peacefully on the edge of the Arizona desert. The story could have ended before...

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Wii (2009)

This game is a mix between an adventure and a party game based on one of the roman volumes of...

Horse Star Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Horse Star is a realistic riding MMO in 3D. You create your avatar, then you choose a horse and you...

PC-88 (1991), PC-98 (1991), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

Gengorou Imai is a 19-year old lad who wants to have a simple life, his only passion being young pretty...

PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The second entry in the adult detective/mystery series describes another case in the life of the young amateur detective and...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

The third entry in the Hoshi no Suna Monogatari series is also the first one not to have Gengorou Imai...

Hoshi o sagashite... SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1988)

The story of Mio begins as you, finally having gone on holidays, arrive on the planet Ilm to see your...

Hoshizora Planet: One Small Step for... PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

This game is a remake of the original Hoshizora Planet released for PC in 2000.It's been seven years since you...

PSP (2011)

Limited Edition package of Hoshizora Planet contains: Hoshizora Planet: One Small Step for... game Vocal album (music CD containing vocal...

Hostile Makeover Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Lacey Smithsonian is a fashion reporter that unwillingly becomes a witness to the murder of Amanda Manville, a famous model...

Browser (2009)

Host Master and the Conquest of Humor is a short point-and-click adventure in the style of early LucasArts adventure games.The...

Windows (2005)

In Hostradamus the player takes the role of Hostradamus, the child of a god and a human woman. Now he...

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