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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Missing Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

Jack Lorski, a journalist, and his girlfriend Karen Gijman have gone missing while investigating a serial killer. The only clue...

Missing Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Ex-cop Melvin travels to the Greenview Inn, where his wife Elle and his son David have gone missing. They have...

Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Episode 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2015), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

This is the first episode of Missing: An Interactive Thriller, a game released in five installments. It tells a short...

Missing on Lost Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Lost Island is a German 3rd POV point-and-click adventure game with English dialogues and subtitles.Tim and Diana, walking home at...

Missing: The 13th Victim Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

One year after the Lorski/Gijman case, the Phoenix has resurfaced. The serial killer has announced his return with a new...

Mission 9 Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995)

You are aboard the DSC Littrow, a spaceship with an attached cargo ship of the Pentland Mining Group. You are...

Mission Critical DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Mission Critical is a first-person graphic adventure. It is 2134, and the human race has been at war for 50...

Mission: Impossible DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

Mission: Impossible is an adventure game that puts you in command of a 4-man spy team. You can control separate...

Mission Supernova DOS Front Cover First episode

DOS (1994)

Mission Supernova is a shareware adventure in German. The player is "Horst Hummel", the spaceship's chef de cuisine. Usually this...

Miss Spider's Scavenger Hunt Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

Miss Spider's Scavenger Hunt is based on Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, a children's TV series which in turn is...

Miss Spider's Tea Party PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (2000)

Miss Spider's Tea Party invites children 3 to 7 years old to enter children's book author David Kirk's world of...

Miss Teri Tale: Episode I - Where's Jason Windows Front Cover OUAT Entertainment release

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Miss Teri Tale is a hidden object game. Like all games of this genre, the main objective is to find...

Miss Teri Tale: Vote 4 Me! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Miss Teri Tale: Vote 4 Me is a hidden object game, where the player must search and click on items...

The Mist DOS Front Cover

DOS (1985), Apple II (1985) and Macintosh (1985)

This adventure is adapted from the 150-page novella "The Mist" by Stephen King.While you are on a routine visit to...

FM Towns (1989)

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

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...

Commodore 64 (1994)

You have been dumped on Misty Island, in a semi-conscious state by spies for knowing too much, and left too...

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...

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