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Adventure

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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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DOS (1986)

Cargo ships have been disappearing near the planet Lotis IV, home of the Lumpies: entire crews are missing, and this...

Lunacy SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

A traveler named Fred has lost his memory. The only thing that gives him a clue to his past is...

Windows (2006)

Long ago a civilization of people worshipped the Moon and moved to caverns underground to escape mankind. Their life support...

Windows (2007)

The Special Edition of Lunar Deep: The Adventure Below is an updated version that includes: Realistic looking characters with animated...

Windows (2001)

Teenage magician Davy Jones, and his girlfriend Elandra, perform a resurrection ritual at the graveyard in hopes of bringing a...

Lupercalia Browser Front Cover

Linux (2008), DOS (2008), Windows (2008), Amiga (2008), Atari ST (2008), Macintosh (2008) and Browser (2008)

Lupercalia is an interactive fiction game where you have to save the poor shepherd from the wolves. You'll meet some...

Lupin Sansei: Hong Kong no Mashu - Fukushū wa Meikyū no Hate ni FM Towns Front Cover

FM Towns (1990)

Hong Kong no Mashu is based on the manga Lupin the 3rd and is built like an episode in the...

Lure of the Temptress DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Windows (2008), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Macintosh (2012)

The medieval town of Turnvale has fallen into the hands of the evil sorceress Selena. She is controlling an army...

The Lurking Horror DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Macintosh (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1987)

Despite a terrible snowstorm, a young G.U.E. Tech student travels to the school's computer lab to work on his grad...

Lux-Pain Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

All is not well in Kisaragi City. Many people have been acting strangely, their lives slowly spiraling out of control....

L-Zone Macintosh Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1993), Macintosh (1993) and Pippin (1995)

The player arrives at a mysterious domed city. It is uninhabited but filled with strange machinery which can be operated....

Mabino Style PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Mabino Style is a dating simulation visual novel set in a fantasy world of magic. You are a student in...

Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale begins with you in route to meet your grandfather, having received a rather strange...

Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

The Collector's Edition of Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale has additional features: Integrated Strategy Guide Bonus gameplay Unlocks Video...

Macbeth Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

As detailed and careful an examination as any historical military simulation, Macbeth recreates the challenges faced by Lord and Lady...

Machi SEGA Saturn Front Cover

PlayStation (1999) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

"Machi" literally means "district", "city area". The game was called by their creators a sound novel. The idea of the...

Machinarium Windows Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009), PlayStation 3 (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2014) and PS Vita (2013)

Machinarium is a point-and-click adventure set in a mechanical world where the player controls a small robot that has been...

Machinarium (Collector's Edition) Linux Front Cover

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

The collector's edition contains: Machinarium Some bonus songs Soundtrack disc Booklet with an illustrated walkthrough Double-sided poster (concept art and...

DOS (1997)

In this installment (#40) of the Blender competition, participants were urged to submit works engaging the themes of "Superhero", "robbery"...

Mad Doctor Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985)

In this obscure little game you play as a mad doctor and your goal is to build your very own...

Windows (2012)

Aya Drevis lives alone withe her father Arthur in their mansion in northern Germany. Ayas father is a scientist and...

Mad Martha ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

This (mostly) text adventure game places you in the role of hen-pecked hero, Henry Littlefellow. Seeking entertainment once in his...

Browser (2001)

MadMaze first hit the Prodigy online service in 1989 with its NAPLPS graphics illustrating a plethora of palette-shifted first-person corridor...

Browser (2012)

Mad Men is a YouTube-based choose-your-path game based on the AMC television show of the same name. The player assumes...

Madness & the Minotaur TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1981) and Dragon 32/64 (1982)

A bold adventurer descends into the enormous labyrinth of the Cretan King Minos at Knossos, hoping to part seven mythical...

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