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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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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...

Hotel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The plot of the game revolves around the NYPD detective Bridget Brightstone, who visits a medieval castle (now a luxury...

Hotel (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The plot of the game is twisted around NYPD detective Bridget Brightstone, who visited medieval castle (now luxury hotel) in...

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Kyle Hyde, a former New York cop, gets by with a salesman's job. He's sent to Hotel Dusk, a hotel...

The Hound of Shadow DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

A text adventure game set in HP Lovecraft themes in 1920's. The game's character generation routine was unusual. It was...

DOS (1990)

When your eccentric uncle dies he leaves behind his vast fortune to you. The catch? You've gotta spend one chilling...

House M.D. (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Collector's Edition of House M.D. is sold exclusively by Legacy Interactive with five cases, two more than the regular...

House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2014)

In House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets the player takes the role of Kate Reed an author who feels that...

House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

This collector's edition includes: House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets Bonus gameplay Integrated strategy guide Wallpapers

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

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2014), 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

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