Adventure

Description

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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2010: The Text Adventure Game Coleco Adam Front Cover

Coleco Adam (1985)

2010: The Text Adventure Game is the second game based on the 1984 science fiction film 2010: The Year We...

201 Action Adventure Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

201 Action Adventure Games is a compilation of shareware, freeware and demonstration games for Windows. The games in this package...

Windows (2001)

Starting from the tarmac at the Chicago Central Spaceport, this text adventure game follows the protagonist through nocturnal adventures during...

Dreamcast (2001)

21: Two One is a visual novel adventure game originally released for PC with adult content which is then ported...

221 B Baker St. DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

Based on the board game of the same name, 221 B Baker St. pits up to four players against each...

Windows (2004)

This compilation contains: Riddle of the Sphinx Riddle of the Sphinx: The Omega Stone

Windows (2004)

This compilation contains: The Messenger Traitors Gate

PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1995)

2 Shot Diary is a collection of twelve short episodes of sexual nature, each told by a different young woman,...

PC-98 (1995)

This is the first of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...

PC-98 (1996)

This is the second of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...

PC-98 (1996)

This is the third of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...

PC-98 (1996)

This is the last of the four episodic games that constitute the sequel to first 2 Shot Diary game. Unlike...

PC-98 (1995)

The heroine of this curiously named title is Choko, the princess of the fictional country Baskin, which is mostly a...

PC-98 (1989), FM Towns (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Following a devastating atomic war between USA and Soviet Union, the Earth has plunged into chaos and destruction in the...

The 39 Steps Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013) and iPad (2013)

The 39 Steps is an interactive adaptation of John Buchan's classic man-on-the-run novel. The player follows Richard Hannay as he...

3 Cards to Dead Time Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Jess is a medium whose psychic powers started to manifest after her 30th birthday. Since then, she is constantly haunted...

3 Cards to Midnight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

3 Cards to Midnight is the first title in the 3 Cards series. It is largely story-driven, shown through animated...

3-D Animated Adventure Games Starter Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987)

3-D Animated Adventure Games Starter Pack is a compilation of 3 Sierra adventure games: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land...

3 Days: Zoo Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Anna receives a phone call from her uncle Ben, the manager of her family's zoo, telling that some of the...

Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

The Anniversary Edition is a re-release of the original game 3-D Dinosaur Adventure. New to this version is a separate...

DOS (1992)

3D Trek is a single-player adventure game based, unofficially, on Star Trek, the original series.The game was developed using Domark's...

3 Grandes Aventures Historiques Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

3 Grandes Aventures Historiques is a compilation features three Cryo's historical games: Versailles: Complot à la Cour du Roi Soleil...

3 Skulls of the Toltecs DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

Fenimore Fillmore happens to rescue an old peddler being attacked by some rustlers, but it is also him who accidentally...

3x3 Eyes: Kyūsei Kōshu Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995) and PlayStation (1995)

Kyūsei Kōshu is based on the manga and anime series 3x3 Eyes. It tells the story of a simple Japanese...

3x3 Eyes: Kyūsei Kōshu S SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

3x3 Eyes: Kyūsei Kōshu S is an enhanced version of 3x3 Eyes: Kyūsei Kōshu. It includes new animated sequences, new...

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