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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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Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Phil T. Rich has gone missing!Players must find this missing millionaire by solving a series of touchscreen, hidden object puzzles...

Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

This compilation of the Mystery Case Files contains the games Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst and Mystery Case Files: Return to...

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

Once again, the ghost of Emma Ravenhearst summons the detective to the cursed estate to investigate and free ghosts, while...

Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

In Lyon, France, a man called Charles and his wife are killed, and their children disappear. His cousin travels from...

The Mystery Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

The Mystery Collection in Infocom's series combines six interactive text-based adventure games on CD-ROM. The featured titles are: Deadline Lurking...

Mystery Fun House Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1981), Browser (2005), Electron (1984) and FM-7 (1985)

Number 7 in the original Scott Adams adventure series. This one takes place at an amusement park. The first puzzle...

Mystery Games DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995) and Windows 3.x (1995)

This compilation contains the following 2 horror-adventures: The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery Roberta Williams' Phantasmagoria

Mystery in London Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

An antique collector goes to London on a shopping trip and stumbles upon clues about the Jack The Ripper case...

Macintosh (2001)

Mystery Island II is a first-person puzzle-based adventure game in which the player takes the role of Lt. Steven Bushell,...

Mystery Legends: Sleepy Hollow Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and iPad (2010)

Mystery Legends: Sleepy Hollow is a hidden object game based on the 1820 short story by Washington Irving. The game...

Mystery Legends: The Phantom of the Opera Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Mystery Legends: The Phantom of the Opera is a hidden object adventure loosely based on the theme and story of...

Mystery Legends: The Phantom of the Opera (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Collector's Edition of Mystery Legends: The Phantom of the Opera comes with an integrated walkthrough guide, a bonus adventure...

Mystery Mansion DOS Front Cover

DOS (2001), Windows (2000) and Android (2013)

An early (late '70s) HP minicomputer text adventure game, this one begins with the player dropped off by a taxi...

Mystery Masterpiece: The Moonstone Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

In 1799, a gigantic diamond set on the forehead of an Indian statue was stolen and brought to England by...

Mystery of Cleopatra Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Cleopatra sends her advisor to investigate the death of a Roman soldier, a spy for Octavian that broke into the...

Mystery of Mortlake Mansion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Mystery of Mortlake Mansion is a mystery adventure game with a dark alchemical and magical atmosphere, most of which feature...

Mystery of Munroe Manor Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

The Mystery of Munroe Manor is a single person text adventure.Old man Barstow is dead. Munroe Manor stands deserted on...

Mystery of Shark Island Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Mystery of Shark Island is a hidden object game where the player must find shells and pieces of artifacts, half-buried...

The Mystery of the Crystal Portal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), PSP (2010), Macintosh (2011), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2009), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Journalist Nicole Rankvist receives a letter from Robert, her archaeologist father, describing the discovery of the key for a powerful...

The Mystery of the Druids Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Brent Halligan, a Scotland Yard Detective, is on the trail of a murderer whose victims suffered heinous acts of dismemberment....

Commodore 64 (1986)

You are a farmer and arriving at your field one morning you have discovered all your sheep have disappeared and...

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Fighting her fears of drowning, Mary Morehouse embarks in the maiden voyage of the Mary Celeste. While busy exploring the...

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

Mystery of the Mummy is set in the Hamburg of 1912 and the player takes the role of a detective....

The Mystery of the Mummy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Nintendo DS (2009)

The Mystery of the Mummy was inspired by The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The player...

The Mystery of the Nautilus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This adventure game was inspired by the Jules Verne novel "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".The story begins aboard the USS...

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