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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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I/O PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2008) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

April 26, 2032, 12:12 AM, Tokyo. During the first lunar eclipse in three years, the Moon turns blood red, and...

I/O (Special Edition) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This limited-edition release of I/O contains the game along with an artbook featuring production sketches and guest illustrations, a solar-powered...

Iris PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and Dreamcast (2003)

Iris is one of Kid's romantic visual novels with a school setting. This story centers around junior high-school students in...

PC-98 (1992) and FM Towns (1992)

Iris Tei Serenade is set in a medieval fantasy land. For seven years, the two most powerful countries - the...

Iron Roses Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Iron Roses is a 3D adventure game with a rock-and-roll theme, in the "find objects, and use them on other...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Tingle returns in his third game outside of The Legend of Zelda main series. An ordinary 35-year-old man is watching...

Browser (2012)

ir/rational Redux is a revamped version of ir/rational, a short text adventure written and programmed by Tom Jubert.The protagonist is...

PlayStation (1998)

...Iru! is a first person survival horror game in the vein of Clock Tower and Echo Night in which you...

PC-98 (1995)

Kenta is an ordinary Japanese teenager who enjoys his high school life. One day, he receives an anonymous letter, apparently...

Isis Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1996)

The ship Isis was on a mission to bring the peace of music to many worlds. Unfortunately, a cataclysm on...

Browser (2006)

Island Investigation is a Flash game that was used to promote LEGO BIONICLE's 2006 line and the band All-American Rejects...

The Island of Dr. Brain DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

In the sequel to Castle of Dr. Brain, you will have to assist Dr. Brain in retrieving a battery for...

The Island of Lost Hope Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989)

The Island of Lost Hope is a text-adventure with a pirate theme. The parser has standard Infocom-like abilities: it understands...

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), VIC-20 (1984), TRS-80 (1984), Commodore PET/CBM (1984), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

Island of Secrets is a typical early text adventure. The player, as a character named Alphan, must find a number...

Island: The Lost Medallion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

A young archaeologist called Pam returns from a trip to an excavation site with a strange medallion of Pre-Columbian origin,...

Isle of the Dead DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Isle of the Dead is a mixture between a first-person shooter and a traditional point-and-click adventure game. While walking through...

Isles of Derek Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

The sequel to Nacah, Derek is a point and click adventure game with a Christian theme. A group of people...

DOS (2001) and Windows (2001)

When the news of Bill Cosby's death in the town of Reality-on-the-Norm shake the nation, Mika Huy - a tabloid...

I Spy Fun House Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

I Spy Fun House is another digital adaptation of the long-running series of children's books by Walter Wick, this time...

DOS (2001) and Windows (2001)

Mika Huy has received the assignment from her boss at "The Realiser", Reality-on-the-Norm's local newspaper, to make three photographs for...

I Spy Treasure Hunt Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

I Spy Treasure Hunt is the sixth title developed by Black Hammer Productions in the I Spy series of games...

Windows (2002)

Istiden is based on a Swedish TV series for children called "Världens minsta lillasyster". It tells the story of what...

Amiga (1992)

Milano, 1999. A mysterious car crash takes the life of entrepreneur Victor Erni. Private eye Duomo is hired by Erni's...

It Came from the Desert DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990) and Amiga (1989)

It Came From the Desert is an action-adventure game that derives its inspiration from the many cult-horror B-Movies of the...

It Came from the Desert TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

It Came from the Desert is a remake of the the original 1989 Amiga game of the same name, but...

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