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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Windows (2004)

In this episode, you again take the role of Professor Samuel Hunt who travels to tropical Madagascar to track the...

AGON: The Lost Sword of Toledo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

AGON: The Lost Sword of Toledo is the fourth installment in the AGON Episodic Adventures series. Professor Samuel Hunt travels...

AGON: The Mysterious Codex Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

This is a compilation of the first three AGON episodic adventures, previously only available as individual downloads, on one CD-Rom:...

Atari ST (1990)

You wake up lying in the street with a severe headache and some memory loss i.e. you have no idea...

Windows (2006)

Donavan Rand is a crime lord hiding in an old hotel where he thinks he is safe. Unfortunately for him...

A Gypsy's Tale: The Tower of Secrets Windows Front Cover

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

Reylin of Winderalth is a mysterious gypsy called upon by a monk to help investigate a cursed tower. The tower...

ZX Spectrum (1993)

A Handful Of Hamsters is a compilation of seven text adventures from Scott Denyer, aka Delbert The Hamster, they are;...

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Visiting Moreton Manor, an old country mansion serving as a tourist attraction, you as a youngster are separated from your...

Ah! Megami-Sama PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1997)

The game is a remake of the computer game of the same name. It adds an animated intro, voice-overs, and...

PC-98 (1993)

Based on the anime series Ah! My Goddess, the game follows the story of a Japanese high-school student named Keiichi,...

A House in California Linux Front Cover

Linux (2010), Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2010)

A House in California is a short, surreal adventure game with a strong emphasis on the narrative. It starts with...

A House of Many Doors Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Air is a Japanese "interactive novel" in which you play as three different characters through three different scenarios. The first...

Air Dreamcast Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and Dreamcast (2001)

Air for Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 is a console port of an adult visual novel with the same name that...

Air PSP Front Cover PSN version

PSP (2007)

The PSP port of Air is similar to the console ports as it has all the adult content removed and...

Air Pressure Browser Front Cover

Linux (2010), Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), Browser (2010) and Ouya (2013)

Air Pressure is a short visual novel that tells a story through text and pictures, with a few moments where...

Windows (2011)

~airwave~: I Fought the Law, and the Law One is a free 2D click-and-point adventure game. It features an inventory...

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

Takehito Nogawa is a young boy whose father is a wealthy businessman, owner of a powerful corporation. The boy is...

Aisle Browser Front Cover

DOS (1999) and Browser (2002)

A common criticism of adventure games generally and works of interactive fiction specifically is that they oftentimes suffer from what...

DOS (1993)

A Journey Into Xanth takes place in the magical world of Xanth known from the books of Piers Anthony. The...

Akagawa Jirō Mystery: Tsuki no Hikari - Shizumeru Kane no Satsujin Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Based on the novel by Akagawa Jirou, the story puts you in a role of a high-school teacher who due...

NES (1991)

The game is based on the detective story Ghost Train, the first one written by the popular Japanese author JirĊ...

Akai Ito PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In this interactive manga-themed novel the player is cast as the female character Kei Hatou who is hunted by goblins...

PSP (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Akatsuki no Goei: Trinity for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable is a non-adult trilogy port of PC (Windows) games from...

PC-98 (1993)

Akiko Yagami is a young woman who has just accepted a teaching job offer from the Noble Girls High School....

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