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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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Little Shop of Treasures 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Little Shop Of Treasures 2 is a hidden object game where the player takes the role of a shop clerk,...

Little Shop: Road Trip Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

A shop owner decides to make a road trip around the United States, finding new items to sell on locations...

Little Shop: World Traveler Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), BREW (2009), J2ME (2010), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2009) and Android (2010)

Little Shop: World Traveler is the sixth entry in the hidden object series by GameHouse. As the main protagonist, the...

Little Things Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and iPad (2010)

Little Things is a plot-less hidden object game with vector graphics. Each level is a drawing made of other, smaller...

Little Wheel Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

In a world full of robots, one day, because of an accident, the main power generator went out, deactivating all...

Living Legends: Ice Rose Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2013)

In Living Legends: Ice Rose you play a young woman that has the challenge of saving her local village of...

Living Legends: Ice Rose (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2013)

The Collector's Edition of Living Legends: Ice Rose has additional features:Bonus gameplay chapter Integrated Strategy Guide Screen Savers Concept art...

DOS (1998)

The plot of the drama, “Lola huele bien y adora el marisco” (Lola smells good and loves seafood), is simple....

PC-88 (1983) and FM-7 (1983)

Lolita 2: Gekō Chase has little to do with its predecessor gameplay-wise. It is a very simple text-only adventure in...

L.O.L.: Lack of Love Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

Lack of Love (or L.O.L.) can be considered a genre-defying game, though it has strong elements of adventure (problem-solving based...

Lone Case: Locomotive Breath Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Locomotive Breath is the first game in the Lone Case trilogy starring Dave Dell. A shadow of his former self,...

DOS (1994)

A point and click adventure in the style of the old Sierra games.You begin your adventure when you learn that...

Lone Survivor Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Lone Survivor is a 2D side-scrolling survival horror game where the player controls a masked protagonist who has to escape...

The Longest Journey (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This special edition is a re-issue of the original game, only for the German territory, to celebrate the April 2006...

The Longest Journey Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

April Ryan is a struggling student artist in the year 2209, recently arrived in the big city of Newport. Lately...

Long Live the Queen Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

When Nova's queen dies under mysterious circumstances, Elodie, crowned princess, must leave her boarding school and embark on a year...

Loom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Windows (2009), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Macintosh (1990), CDTV (1992) and FM Towns (1991)

The Age of the Great Guilds has arrived. Communities and states comprised of people united by a common trade were...

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

The two young Kodama sisters, Nozomi and Hikari, decided to go for a drive in the countryside, to celebrate the...

DOS (1994)

In the year 1179, on a small island off the coast of Wales, Baron Michel de Lustie interrupts the king's...

Lords of Doom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

In the desert town Vertic, werewolves, vampires, mummies and zombies appear suddenly, feasting on the population until only a ghost...

Lords of Karma Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1981) and Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

The first clue as to the unconventional nature of this text adventure is the scant description within the game manual....

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

In The Lords of Tantrazz the player controls agent Veronika Callahan who has to fight an unimaginable evil named "The...

Lords of Time Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1983), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1983), Oric (1983) and Memotech MTX (1984)

Doctor Who references are obvious in this adventure - you play a time travelling hero, who faces a group of...

Losing Your Grip DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998), Windows (1998), Macintosh (1998) and OS/2 (1998)

In Losing Your Grip, the protagonist, Terry, is in rehab for nicotine addiction. When the game begins, Terry is standing...

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The story begins when the detective Pepe Carvalho (or in this case, you), receives a mysterious phone call from Bangkok...

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