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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The Mansion of Hidden Souls SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1994)

This Saturn-exclusive game is actually a sequel to the Sega CD game Mansion of Hidden Souls, even though the title...

Maple Colors: Kessen wa Gakuensai! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Originally released for PC (Windows) under title Maple Colors in 2003 featuring erotic content, this PlayStation 2 port was done...

PC-98 (1993)

Marginal Storys (sic) is composed of two short visual novels, which are accessible from the main menu and are not...

Margrave Manor 2: The Lost Ship Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Edwina Margrave receives a letter about the "Aurora Dusk", a derelict ship found offshore that belongs to her family. She...

Maria: Kimitachi ga Umareta Wake SEGA Saturn Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

In this game, you play as a young psychiatrist named Takano. One day a new patient is brought into the...

PC-98 (1995)

A young man named Kenji decides to have a vacation on the beautiful island together with his sister Hiromi. Taking...

Marionette Company PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (1999), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

One day, you stumble upon a broken Marionette, an android girl. Crying for help from inside a box in a...

Marionette Company 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000), Dreamcast (2000), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Marionette Company 2 is a direct sequel to Marionette Company and you play as a same high-school student from the...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

Marionette Mind is a collection of three interrelated short stories depicting the adventures of an artificially created young woman. Each...

Mario's Time Machine SNES Front Cover

DOS (1993), SNES (1993), NES (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

Bowser is at it again! He's using a time machine, called a Timulator, to loot historical artifacts from the past,...

Mark and Mandi's Love Story Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Mark and Mandi's Love Story is a spot-the-differences game, where most of the time the screen is split in two...

Browser (2012)

A bold new gambit for game publishers: why not announce a game -- with another game? This is a brief...

Atari ST (1992)

Marlowe is an interactive adventure game in which the player assumes the role of a private detective who has to...

Marooned Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

A woman wakes up on a mysterious island, without any recollection of who she is and how she ended up...

DOS (1990)

Your useless ship has crash landed, yet again, on a hostile alien planet. Thankfully your on board computers have located...

Commodore 64 (1982), VIC-20 (1982), TRS-80 (1982) and Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

In Mars the player is stranded with his or her spaceship on the planet Mars. The player must recover the...

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Marsport is the first (and ultimately only) game in an unfinished trilogy set in the 25th century. Humanity is at...

PC-98 (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

Masahito is a Japanese teenager who studies martial arts. However, instead of studying, he prefers to chase pretty girls. Finally,...

Martian Memorandum Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1991), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Martian Memorandum is the sequel to Mean Streets. Six years have found the private investigator Tex Murphy broke, down on...

Marvel Comics Spider-Man: The Sinister Six DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Marvel Comics Spider-Man: The Sinister Six features the wall-crawling superhero Spider-Man, trying to defeat six of his arch-enemies, The Sinister...

Windows (2007)

Mrs Morsel and her children, Martha and little Nelson are three titular little mice of the game. In this adventure,...

Marvelous: Mōhitotsu no Takarajima Wii U Front Cover

SNES (1996) and Wii U (2014)

In Marvelous: Mōhitotsu no Takarajima, the famous pirate Captain Maverick is said to have left behind a great treasure known...

Game Boy Color (2000)

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen star in the portable adventure about junior detectives who can "solve any crime by dinnertime."Each mystery...

Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Dempsey Jo Killebrew gets entangled in a national corruption scandal, which has her lose her job, her home, and her...

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Bram Stoker's Dracula SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994)

Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is an adventure/fighting hybrid based on the 1994 film of the same name. You play as Frankenstein's...

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