Adventure games emphasize experiencing a story through dialogue and puzzle solving. Gameplay mechanics emphasize decision over action. Puzzle solving usually revolves around combining or manipulating items to advance the story. Some sub-genres like visual novels often skip on the puzzle solving and focus fully on interactive narrative. The name Adventure stems from the game Adventure (a.k.a. Colossal Cave), and not to the unrelated film/book genre Adventure.
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Espionage Island Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1982), Amstrad CPC (1985) and ZX81 (1982)

While on a recce mission to investigate a secret enemy location, your plane is shot down and you are sent...

Essex DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and Atari 8-bit (1985)

In this real time all-text game, a sightseeing tour of the Starship Essex turns into hard work when a dying...

DOS (1995)

Like VariTale before it, TEA is a BBS door for automating the infrastructure permitting the playing of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure type plot-forking...

PSP (2011)

Canvas 4: Eternal Étude for PlayStation Portable is a non-adult port of an adult visual novel for PC (Windows), Canvas...

Windows (2010)

Eternally Us is a short 2D point-and-click adventure game about friendship. You play as Amber. You and your friend Fio...

Eternam DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and FM Towns (1993)

Eternam is a combination of 3rd-person graphic adventure gameplay with 1st-person 3D travel sections, interspersed with plenty of cartoon animations.You...

Eternity Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The protagonist is called by his/her scientist grandfather to help finishing the work of his lifetime, the invention of a...

Ether One Windows Front Cover 2014 cover

Windows (2014)

Ether One is an exploratory adventure game where the player takes on the role of "The Restorer", an employee of...

Ether One Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Ether One: Redux is an enhanced version of Ether One. The gameplay is completely identical and there are no new...

E.T. Phone Home! Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1983)

In E.T. Phone Home! the player controls Elliott, the hero of the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. He has to search...

E.T.: Phone Home Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This was one of three games released as a tie-in to the 20th anniversary re-release in theaters of the movie...

Étude Prologue: Yureugoku Kokoro no Katachi PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and PSP (2007)

While originally released in 1998 for Windows and Sega Saturn, this PlayStation 2 release came out 8 years later and...

Eureka! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Eureka! consists of a series of graphic adventure games set across various points in history. The game has you hunting...

European Mystery: The Face of Envy (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover
EVE Burst Error Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), SEGA Saturn (1997) and PC-98 (1995)

Eve burst error is set in modern-day Japan. The player controls two characters: a young, seemingly careless private investigator Kojiroh,...

EVE Burst Error Plus PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Eve Burst Error Plus is a remake of Eve Burst Error. The main story and most of the gameplay remain...

EVE Burst Error R PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2016)

EVE Burst Error R is a remastered edition of the SEGA Saturn version of EVE Burst Error. Additional and new...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

In this installment of the EVE series, the two protagonists are once again the young careless private detective Kojiroh Amagi,...

Event[0] Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2016) and Macintosh (2016)

Event[0] is an adventure game in which the player is stranded on a space station all alone after escaping his...

Eventide 2: The Sorcerers Mirror Linux Front Cover
Eventide 3: Legacy of Legends Linux Front Cover
Ever17: The Out of Infinity Dreamcast Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Dreamcast (2002)

The game is set in a huge futuristic water amusement park. Built on the ocean, this park is technology's latest...

Ever17: The Out of Infinity - Premium Edition PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

This port of Ever17: The Out of Infinity to the PSP platform comes with several in-game updates, including two new...

PSP (2009)

This limited edition package contains: Ever17: The Out of Infinity - Premium Edition Premium book Soundtrack CD

Everlasting Summer Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), Browser (2015), iPhone (2015), Android (2014) and iPad (2015)

Semyon, a depressed 25-year old shut-in, is on the bus to his high school reunion when he falls asleep and...

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