User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Leiji Matsumoto 999 ~ Story of Galaxy Express 999 ~ PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Based on Leiji Matsumoto's universe ("Leijiverse"), the game mixes up the story of the anime classic "Galaxy Express 999" with...

Leisure Suit Larry 1:  In the Land of the Lounge Lizards DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Macintosh (1992)

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is a remake of the first game in the...

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992) and Macintosh (1991)

Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work! is (despite the number) the fourth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry...

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

Shape Up or Slip Out! is the fifth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. All the events from...

Leisure Suit Larry: Collection Series DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

Leisure Suit Larry Collection Series is, as the name implies, a collection of all Leisure Suit Larry games from 1...

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places) is the second game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit...

Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! is the third game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. Larry...

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Apple II (1987), Apple IIgs (1987), TRS-80 CoCo (1988) and Macintosh (1988)

Larry Laffer is a short, tacky, balding, forty-year-old man who has been living with his mother until recently. He used...

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007)

Larry Laffer, a loser, a repellent even, ultimate goal is to pull the most desirable and tantalising girl in the...

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1997)

Love for Sail! is the sixth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. Larry unexpectedly receives a ticket to...

Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded Linux Front Cover

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

Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded is an enhanced remake of Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards...

Leisure Suit Larry's Greatest Hits and Misses! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2013), Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (2013)

In 1994, Sierra published its best selling Quest games once again in order to celebrate the company's 15th birthday. Leisure...

Leisure Suit Larry: Triple Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990) and Amiga (1990)

Leisure Suit Larry: Triple Pack is a compilation of the first 3 Leisure Suit Larry games on floppy disk: Leisure...

Leisure Suit Larry: Ultimate Pleasure Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1999), Windows (1999) and Windows 3.x (1999)

This collection covers Larry's complete anthology of love, starting from early 1987, when he was still just an amateur, right...

DOS (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

The planet Morphintax has been an ally of the Planetary System Union (P.S.U.) for a very long time, until the...

MSX (1992), PC-98 (1991), FM Towns (1991) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

Christmas 1999: an atomic war has begun. Most of the Earth's population was wiped out. Only a few millions remained....

PC-98 (1995)

The protagonist of Lemon Angel is Tomo, a high school student and one of the mahjong opponents in Mahjong Lemon...

Le Mystère de Kikekankoi Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1985) and Oric (1983)

After finding the message in the bottle written by a young woman kidnapped by mad scientist, you as gentleman decide...

Le pays des Pierres Magiques 2: Les brumes de l'oubli Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

"The Mist of Oblivion" is the second in the Land of the Magic Stones series of games for children.The player...

Le Roi des Fjords Macintosh Front Cover

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

Le Roi des Fjords is a game in six steps: the Machine, the Spell, the Glacier, the Enigma, the Trap,...

Les Guignols De L'Info...Le Jeu ! Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995), CD-i (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

Les Guignols De L'Info...Le Jeu ! is a Point & Click game based on a French Satiric TV Program. You...

Les Manley in: Lost in L.A. DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

In the sequel to Les Manley In: Search for the King, Les is searching for Helmut the Human Bean. Les'...

Les Manley in: Search for the King DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990) and Amiga (1991)

This is a classic text-parser-with-moving-onscreen-actors adventure game from the early 90's. In this game you are a tech specalist for...

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

The year is 2112. Scientific base "Neuronix" based on Alaska reported that deadliest virus AX 415 has infected some of...

Les Visiteurs: Le Jeu Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Les Visiteurs Le Jeu is a first-person adventure game and a sequel to the film of the same name. Godefroy...

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