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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Inspector Gadget: Mission 1 - Global Terror! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Dr. Claw has kidnapped UN members and replaced them with his robots. Your mission is to find and rescue these...

Inspector Parker in Betrapped! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

After the death of Lord North Vandernot of Ravencourt Castle, a young American girl named May Vandernot was left his...

Inspektor Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Inspektor is a detective adventure game. The player assumes the role of a special CIA agent, named Robert Brass. His...

Inspektor Griffu DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Inspektor Griffu is a German detective mystery and a mixture between a graphical and a text adventure. Features of the...

DOS (1994) and Windows 3.x (1994)

You are playing as Inspector Zebok who has a new case to solve: the death of a notary - natural...

The Institute TRS-80 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and TRS-80 (1981)

In this bizarre text-based mystery, you assume the role of John, a mental patient who is being held against his...

The Interactive Adventures of Blake and Mortimer: The Time Trap Macintosh Front Cover

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

This is an interactive comic book based on the comic with the same name by famed Belgian comics artist Edgar...

Browser (2012)

This is an interactive story putting the player in the role of a Bletchley Park cryptographer, surely at least in...

DOS (1991)

Intergalactic Bar Mans Pub Crawl is a single player, shareware, adventure game.The player takes the role of a bar man...

DOS (2002)

Another text adventure game made with the Computer Novel Construction Set. The player takes a role of alien #28493 (later...

Windows (2002)

Remake of Intergalactic Life keeps the same plot, but proposes a new walkthrough. Starship of the alien #28493 (named Knoffel...

Interpol 2: Most Wanted Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

An Interpol agent must track down the most wanted international criminals operating on several countries.Interpol 2: Most Wanted, like its...

Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2009) and Macintosh (2007)

Dr. Vladimir Chaosky has been missing from the face of the Earth for more than a decade. Now the trail...

The Interview Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

The Interview is a short, experimental game that draws some inspiration from The Stanley Parable. A man called Adam Ridgewell...

In the 1st Degree Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1996)

Did James Tobin really murdered Mr. Barnes or was he only trying to protect himself? In the adventure "In The...

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1994)

In this game you are private investigator Tom Scool. You have been hired by a dishonest jewel collector to sneak...

In the Hall of the Mountain King TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1983)

In a sister game to Voyage of the Valkyrie, developer Leo B. Christopherson puts you back in the role of...

Intrigue! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and Apple II (1986)

A film-noir detective mystery set in Washington D.C. featuring real-world locations and almost real-world actors in the roles. Your detective...

Intrigue At Oakhaven Plantation Windows Front Cover Download Version

Windows (2006)

This point and click adventure game takes place at Oakhaven, a 19th century southern plantation in Louisiana.Daphne's Grand-mère has something...

MSX (1989) and PC-88 (1989)

You are a Japanese young man named Minoru Nakagawa. One day you notice a beautiful girl standing under a blossoming...

Invaders of the Lost Tomb Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985)

The Pharoah's Lost Tomb contains the valuable emerald of Scarabaeus, and you have set off to find it. You walk...

Windows (2002)

Set between Lunchtime of the Damned and Vengeance of the Chicken the game introduces Alec Spherguson, an alien agent from...

iPhone (2013), Android (2012) and iPad (2013)

Inverse Universe: Room Escape is a short adventure game of the 'escape-the-room' kind. The backstory here involves two inversely related...

Windows (2005)

Invincible Island Remake is a freeware adaptation of a text adventure released for the ZX Spectrum in 1983, submitted as...

Invitation Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1987)

Receiving the invitation telegram from some mysterious baron, you as journalist specialized in occult sciences have agreed to visit his...

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