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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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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...

Hurrah! Sailor PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

It's been more than 200 years since war broke out, dividing all of known space into two great factions: the...

Hurrah! Sailor (Shokai Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

This limited edition release of Hurrah! Sailor includes the game along with a 2 CD soundtrack set.

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Huygen's Disclosure is set in 2020 when the ozone layer is almost completely destroyed. A member of the Galactic Reconaissance...

Hyakko: Yorozuya Jikenbo! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009)

Hyakko: Yorozuya Jikenbo! is a visual novel adventure game with a high school setting. It features four lead characters from...

Hyakko: Yorozuya Jikenbo! (Shokai Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009)

First Print Limited Edition box package contains: Hyakko: Yorozuya Jikenbo! game Metallic disc case for 20 discs Original soundtrack CD...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

Its sub-title translated as True Scary Stories, Hyaku Monogatari is a video game homage to the parlour game Hyaku Monogatari...

PC-98 (1996)

It's the end of 21st century. Five high-school youngsters are out camping near Tokyo. Suddenly, they are transported into a...

I-0: Jailbait on Interstate Zero DOS Front Cover

Linux (1997), DOS (1997), Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Browser (2003)

You're Tracey Valencia, freshman at the University of Dorado. You're driving through the desert to be home for Thanksgiving, and...

iAdventure iPad Front Cover

iPad (2010)

Because, like Breakout, no platform is complete until it has its own port, this is the iPad's welcome party to...

iCarly: iDream in Toons Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Spencer falls asleep while watching a cartoon marathon on Nickelodeon, and starts dreaming he's trapped inside the television set with...

Commodore 64 (1985)

You are on a quest to retrieve your dead Father's crown to help you destroy the evil Ice Queen and...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

New York is being held to ransom for a Billion dollars by a terrorist group called Stirling. The location of...

Amstrad CPC (1986)

Icon Jon is a game with a unique premise: the player controls Icon Jon who is a programme inside an...

PC Booter (1985) and Apple II (1985)

An interactive fiction game based on a Bantam fantasy novel by R.A. MacAvoy, this was released at a time when...

Commodore 64 (1992)

You are an avid adventure game player but things are starting to get boring and stale and you really would...

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