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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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PC-88 (1990) and PC-98 (1990)

Kazuya Mizukami is a young musician who returns to Japan after having spent four years studying abroad. However, things don't...

MSX (1989), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Misty Vol.1 is a detective mystery adventure game set in modern-day Japan and starring the young private investigator Ryū Kamishiro....

MSX (1989), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Misty Vol.2 is a detective mystery adventure game set in modern-day Japan and starring the young private investigator Ryū Kamishiro....

MSX (1990), PC-88 (1990), PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Misty Vol.3 is a detective mystery adventure game set in modern-day Japan and starring the young private investigator Ryū Kamishiro....

MSX (1990), PC-88 (1990), PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Misty Vol.4 is a detective mystery adventure game set in modern-day Japan and starring the young private investigator Ryū Kamishiro....

MSX (1990), PC-88 (1990), PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Misty Vol.5 is a detective mystery adventure game set in modern-day Japan and starring the young private investigator Ryū Kamishiro....

MSX (1990), PC-88 (1990), PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Misty Vol.6 is a detective mystery adventure game set in modern-day Japan and starring the young private investigator Ryū Kamishiro....

MSX (1991), PC-88 (1991), PC-98 (1991) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

Misty Vol.7 is a detective mystery adventure game set in modern-day Japan and starring the young private investigator Ryū Kamishiro....

Mit Jeans und Hellebarde Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989)

Mit Jeans und Hellebarde is a text adventure in German language. The plot follows a man from today who suddenly...

TurboGrafx CD (1990)

Mitsubachi Gakuen is an adventure game in which the player takes the role of a teacher in the Mitsubachi Academy,...

PC-98 (1995)

Miwaku no Chōsho is a visual novel with a rather abstract plot. The protagonist, a young man named Shinnosuke, discovers...

Mixed Up Fairy Tales DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Bookend has been mixing up Bookwyrm's fairy tales and you have to set things right by aiding well known fairy...

Mixed-Up Mother Goose Apple II Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1987), Apple II (1990) and Apple IIgs (1988)

Mixed-Up Mother Goose is a classic "Sierra-style" adventure game for kids, based on the various classic nursery rhymes (Humpty Dumpty,...

Mixed-Up Mother Goose DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1991)

This is an updated version of Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose. This version utilizes Sierra's SCI game interpreter and features...

Mixed-Up Mother Goose Deluxe Windows Front Cover

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

This is another updated version of Mixed-Up Mother Goose. This version has a new set of graphics, but more "visibly,"...

M: Kimi wo Tsutaete PlayStation Front Cover Also a manual

PlayStation (1996)

M is a love/dating simulation game. The game immediately starts by asking you a series of questions to determine your...

PC-98 (1995)

The main protagonist of Möbius Roid is a young man named Masa Taniyama, who lives alone in a mansion in...

Macintosh (1995)

A text adventure double-feature letting the player bust in the fourth wall and experience for him or herself all the...

Moebius: Empire Rising Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Moebius: Empire Rising is a 3rd-person point-and-click adventure game written by Jane Jensen, creator of Gabriel Knight series and Grey...

Mojib Ribbon PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Mojib Ribbon is the psuedo-sequel to Vib Ribbon. Instead of being based around the tone of your music, it revolves...

Molecule Man Commodore 64 Front Cover

Linux (2003), Windows (2003), Commodore 64 (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

Molecule Man is trapped inside a radioactive maze of 256 screens, and it's your job to get him out. To...

The Moment of Silence Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The year is 2044, and the world has become a globalized, industrialized place where online communication often replaces other forms...

PC-98 (1995)

Momoko-chan for Me: Minarai Kangofu-hen is a visual novel focusing on a young male aspiring physician, the son of a...

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2010)

Welcome to Mondo Medicals! You have applied for research! You will help us help you! Help to find the cure...

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992), Macintosh (1992) and FM Towns (1994)

Guybrush Threepwood, the mighty pirate who can hold his breath for ten minutes, could have lived quietly and happily with...

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