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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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PSP (2008)

Limited Edition release of PSP version of Memories Off game package contains: Memories Off game Soundtrack with BGM from the...

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Memories Off Mix is a bit off the usual games from the series. While the game has a story mode,...

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

Memories Off: Pure is a prequel to Memories Off. The events of the game take place three years before those...

Memories Off: Sorekara PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2004) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

You are a 3rd grade student in Hamasaki high-school. Your girlfriend, Inori Misasagi, is in the same grade as you....

Memories Off: Sorekara PSP Front Cover PSN version

PSP (2008)

PSP port of PS2 release of Memories Off: Sorekara comes with several updates and changes. The game adds new movie...

Memories Off: Sorekara Again PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and PSP (2009)

Sorekara Again is a direct sequel to Memories Off: Sorekara which takes events during the following days to the original...

PlayStation 2 (2006) and PSP (2009)

Limited Edition release which contains: Memories Off: Sorekara Again game Postcard set Drama CD

PSP (2008)

Limited Edition package of PSP game version includes: Memories Off: Sorekara game Soundtrack with BGM from Memories Off: Sorekara Vocal...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

First Print Limited Edition package contains: Memories Off: Sorekara game Soundtrack with BGM collection Memories Off book

Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2013)

The PlayStation Vita release of Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku has all the same content of the regular PS3 and...

Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku PSP Front Cover SEN version

PSP (2011) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Yubikiri no Kioku is the seventh main game in the Memories Off series. The story in this game takes place...

PlayStation 3 (2013)

This limited edition package includes: Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku (Vol.1) soundtrack Memories Off: Yubikiri...

Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku + Sweets Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Yubikiri no Kioku is the seventh main game in the Memories Off series. The story in this game takes place...

Memory Clinic Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Memory Clinic is a hidden object game clearly inspired by brain-training titles like Brain Age. As a new patient of...

ZX Spectrum (1990)

The Menagerie is a text adventure with graphics with a lot of references to The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy....

Windows (2008)

Mental Repairs, Inc. puts you into the shoes of Henrik Liaw, machine psychiatrist. Henrik repairs defective electronic devices with his...

Amiga (1994)

In this retrospective story (the game opens with an interview with the band members) we find out how Romek, our...

Mercenary III: The Dion Crisis Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The Dion Crisis is the third part of the Mercenary trilogy, following on from where Damocles left off. You once...

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

Little Critter is a character created by the author/illustrator Mercer Mayer for a series of children's books: he is an...

DOS (1997)

When the next smallpox pandemic comes, none of our society's hubris will soften its devastating public health impact. You inhabit...

Merlin's Apprentice Windows 3.x Front Cover

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

Merlin's Apprentice is a puzzle game in which you have to become an apprentice to Merlin the Wizard -- but...

PC-98 (1996)

Merry Go Round is set in Yokohama, in year 2197. The city has turned into an international megalopolis, where crime...

FM Towns (1990)

Merrygoround is the sixth installment of The 4th Unit series and a sequel to D-Again, being the second chapter of...

The Messenger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

You are Morgan Sinclair, Secret Service agent. The Dark Templars are attempting to secure 4 artifacts, collectively known as "Satan's...

PC-98 (1995)

Kurou works in a company that specializes in "headhunting", finding and recruiting capable employees for big companies. A new client...

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