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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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 Austen's Estate of Affairs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015)

Jane Austen's Estate of Affairs is a hidden-object adventure game where the player takes on a role of Christiana Austen,...

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...

Japanese School Life Windows Front Cover

Windows (2016)

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Jara-Tava: The Isle of Fire is a traditionally-styled graphical text adventure. Your recently deceased uncle has bequeathed you a map...

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), Macintosh (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2016)

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...

Windows (1995), MSX (1988), PC-88 (1987), PC-98 (1987), Sharp X68000 (1987), Sharp X1 (1987) and FM-7 (1987)

A 24-year-old woman was found dead in her flat in Manhattan, New York. Her skull was crushed - it was...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

An ordinary Japanese young man named Fujibayashi Kotarou was playing a computer game at his friend's house. Upon returning home...

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Heartbroken and enraged by a recent girlfriend's casual dumping of you, you prowl the streets and lanes of a small...

Browser (2007)

This interactive movie told (is no longer available for play) a twisted tale of adventure and abject failure set in...

Jeffrey Archer: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less - The Computer Game ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and BBC Micro (1988)

Jeffrey Archer: Not a Penny More, not a Penny Less - The Computer Game is an interactive fiction game based...

Jeff Wayne's Video Game Version of The War of the Worlds ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

This is a game adaptation of the musical version of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds. It's...

Jekyll & Hyde Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

A mysterious epidemic ravages the slums of London in 1894. Only Children are spared by the deadly plague. Young Dr....

DOS (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Jenny of the Prairie focuses on a girl who stranded in the prairie after being separated from her wagon train...

TRS-80 (1981), TRS-80 CoCo (1981), Dragon 32/64 (1982) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

You are standing in the maze of streets belonging to the city of Jerusalem and your quest is to find...

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