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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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Windows (2004)

Noah's Adventures, as the name implies, is a game based on the Noah's Ark biblical story. It is comprised by...

CD-i (1991)

Noah's Ark is a an educational title for children in which they learn about the classic story from the old...

DOS (1996)

Noc (Polish for night) is an adventure game. The player takes on the role of a hero whose mission is...

DOS (2001)

Noctis is a game that is very similar to Frontier: Elite II and its sequel, but it is also very...

Noctropolis DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Peter Grey is a lonely bookstore owner who also happens to be a huge fan of the "Darksheer" comic book...

Nocturnal: Boston Nightfall Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008) and iPhone (2009)

Claire is lying on a back alley, bleeding and dying from a mysterious attack. As she is about to pass...

Windows (1997) and PC-98 (1995)

You are a college student named Shinichi Kashiwagi. One day, camping in a forest, you are caught in a terrible...

Noir: A Shadowy Thriller Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996)

Set in the 1940's L.A., you are a classic P.I. and your detective buddy Jack Slayton has gone missing. You...

Windows (2005)

Rick Murdoc is driving back after a hard day at work when he is involved in a car crash. He...

PC-98 (1993)

Noltia contains three scenarios, which are not related to each other story-wise. All the three share traditional Japanese adventure gameplay,...

Nomad of Time Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

Nomad Of Time is a single player real-time text adventure with graphics that is based on Michael Moorcock's trilogy of...

Nonomura Byōin no Hitobito SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

The principal of Nonomura hospital has killed himself. Or so it appears at first sight. But the private detective Takumaro...

PC-98 (1992)

The protagonist of the game is a rather nerdy Japanese teenager named Umechiyo, who impatiently awaits the arrival of his...

PC-98 (1994)

The mystery of Nooch enters its final phase. Umechiyo and his sweetheart, the genius girl Piliru from the fictional country...

PC-98 (1993)

Some time has passed since Umechiyo helped the genius girl Piliru to uncover the conspiracy in her homeland Paru. Now...

Nora Roberts Vision in White Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Mackensie is a professional photographer that runs a wedding planning business with her childhood friends. Her life gets out of...

Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987) and Macintosh (1987)

Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It is a text adventure game revolving around puns and wordplays....

TurboGrafx CD (1988)

No・Ri・Ko is essentially a multimedia title resembling an interactive movie with visual novel elements, containing music clips and digitized snapshots...

Normality DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (2011)

Kent Knutson is a teenager who lives in the city of Neutropolis. The city is controlled by a totalitarian regime,...

Windows (2002)

It's a rainy night in the city. Private Investigator Norman Cooks can't decide whether to stare out his office window...

CDTV (1992)

In North Polar Expedition the player is tasked with leading an expedition to the North Pole. The story and setting...

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

This game shares two major similarities to The Great Escape - firstly, it's licensed around a venerable film, using the...

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

Nostalgia 1907 is a visual novel that takes place in the year 1907 on board the ship "Nostalgia". While the...

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2010)

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a 1st-person point-and-click historical mystery that takes place in 16th century France. After falling victim...

PC-98 (1993)

The protagonist of the game awakens in the cryogenic chamber of a spaceship, unable to remember anything from his past...

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