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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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PlayStation (1999)

Jailbreaker is set in a grim totalitarian futuristic society, and stars a rather physically well-endowed red-headed female thief named Shlla...

Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles is a crime-solving game with a look that resembles that of Phoenix Wright. In the game,...

Jake Hunter: Detective Story - Memories of the Past Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past is not simply a remake of Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles. The three...

Jakers! Let's Explore Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Jakers! Let's Explore is a game for children aged three to six based on the television series Jakers! The Adventures...

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985), Apple II (1985) and Macintosh (1985)

You are James Bond 007 and you must stop Max Zorin from destroying Silicon Valley and dominating the microchip market....

James Bond 007: Goldfinger PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1986), Apple II (1986) and Macintosh (1986)

The player must stop Auric Goldfinger from taking the world's gold supply, stop the destruction of Kentucky, deal with Pussy...

James Clavell's Shogun DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Apple II (1988) and Macintosh (1989)

In this Infocom interactive adaptation of James Clavell's Shogun novel, you play John Blackthorne, the first Englishman to set foot...

James Clavell's Shogun Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Wait, you say, wasn't this an Infocom title? Actually, this one came out first on the budget publisher Mastertronic's catalog....

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

Based on the novel by James Herbert, The Rats is a game combining strategy elements and a text adventure as...

James Noir's Hollywood Crimes iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012), iPad (2012) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

James Noir's Hollywood Crimes is a puzzle adventure game. Set in the sixties of last century, players audition for a...

James Patterson: Women's Murder Club - A Darker Shade of Grey Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A group of female crime investigators has to solve the mystery surrounding the death of a cadet from a prestigious...

James Patterson: Women's Murder Club - Death in Scarlet Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), BREW (2010), J2ME (2010), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2010) and Windows Phone (2011)

Women's Murder Club is a hidden object game that borrows some elements from the adventure genre. The game follows a...

James Patterson: Women's Murder Club - Games of Passion Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion is based on the best-selling novel series by James Patterson. It features hidden object...

James Patterson: Women's Murder Club - Little Black Lies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Best-selling author Regina Blacklock fades in and out of consciousness, after coming very close to solving a 35-year old mystery....

James Patterson: Women's Murder Club - Twice in a Blue Moon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

A serial killer starts to recreate in detail the murders of famous old cases like The Boston Strangler and Jack...

Jane Angel: Templar Mystery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Jane Angel is a FBI agent specialist in art theft that, while on a routine inspection of stolen pieces confiscated...

Jane Croft: The Baker Street Murder Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2011)

Jane Croft: The Baker Street Murder is a classic Hidden Object game written with a story-driven, linear progression. Although the...

Janosch: Das große Panama Spiel Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

A small bear and a small tiger live in their house by a river, minding their own business, when one...

Windows (1997), CD-i (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

Jan Pienkowski Haunted House is an adaptation of the pop-up children's book of the same name by Jan Pienkowski. In...

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

You are Jason, leader of the Argonauts and your quest is to find the Golden Fleece so that you can...

JAWS: The Text Adventure ZX Spectrum Front Cover (original version)

ZX Spectrum (2015) and Browser (2013)

A game inspired by Steven Spielberg's movie "Jaws", played from the shark's point of view. Originally developed as a browser...

Jazz and Faust Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Seek out hidden treasure and uncover a mysterious conspiracy in this 3D adventure game set in the ancient East. It...

Jazzpunk Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Jazzpunk is set in a cold war setting. The player takes the role of a secret agent who has to...

Windows (1995), MSX (1989), PC-88 (1989) and PC-98 (1989)

D.C. Connection, the third entry in the J.B. Harold Series, is - perhaps not very surprisingly - set in Washington,...

J.B. Harold: Blue Chicago Blues SEGA Saturn Front Cover

Windows (1995), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), 3DO (1995), PC-FX (1996) and LaserActive (1994)

Following Murder Club, this is another detective story about the fearless private investigator J.B. Harold. This time, an unknown woman...

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