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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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The Neverhood Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and PlayStation (1998)

You are Klaymen. Klaymen wakes up in a building in the strangely empty world of Neverhood. Initially, he does not...

Neverland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Neverland is a hidden object game with a "Alice in Wonderland" inspired plot. Most of the time the objective is...

The New Addams Family Series Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2002)

The New Addams Family Series is an adventure game starring the two young Addams children. The family mansion is going...

The New Adventures of the Time Machine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Inspired by the classic story of H.G. Wells, take the role of an intrepid time adventurer trapped in a mysterious...

Windows (2002)

The New Adventures of Zak McKracken is a fan made sequel to the original Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders...

DOS (1999)

Following a typical plot for its generation of early text adventures on mainframe, Castle challenges its player to explore a...

Newcomer Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1994)

Newcomer is a 3D adventure/RPG hybrid. The protagonist finds himself having been teleported to a jail island. He is accused...

New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Wii U Front Cover

Wii U (2013)

A special bundle pack included in Wii U Mario & Luigi Deluxe Set that includes: New Super Mario Bros. U...

The Next Big Thing Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

The Next Big Thing is an adventure game featuring the reporter duo Elizabeth 'Liz' Allaire and Daniel 'Dan' Murray stumbling...

Next Life Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Next Life is a point-and-click adventure game that involves life after death - or, at least, the afterlife of a...

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

You are a journalist for a paper called The Clarion and you have been sent by your editor to a...

NiBiRu: Age of Secrets Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Sixty years after the defeat of the Nazis, construction workers come upon an old German tunnel complex west of Prague....

Windows (1996)

An Italian adventure game, based on the famous cartoon and comic Nick Carter by Bonvi (dead from an accident one...

Nick Chase: A Detective Story Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPhone (2009), Android (2013) and iPad (2010)

It is a rainy night and you, P. I. Nick Chase, have nowhere to go, no job and no money....

Nick Chase and the Deadly Diamond Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

As its predecessor, Nick Chase and the Deadly Diamond is a hidden object game with adventure elements, where the player...

Nick Contemplates His Naval Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2000)

Nick Contemplates His Naval [sic] is a very brief game focusing on a series of superficial interactions with Nick, a...

Night Café  Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

Night Café is an edutainment game "set in the sensuous world of 19th century Paris". The player will visit well-known...

Macintosh (1999)

In the best tradition of pyramid exploration, you start this contemplative first-person adventure game trapped, with no way to go...

Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Christine travels by boat to a remote island, to rescue her estranged grandfather from an asylum after she discovered he...

Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

An opera troupe is commissioned by Count Vlad Vansig III to perform at his small village. After arriving at the...

Nightlong: Union City Conspiracy Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Amiga (2000)

Set in a futuristic world not unlike that of Blade Runner, you play an ex-intelligence/military operative investigating the disappearance of...

Nightmare Adventures: The Witch's Prison Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Kiera Vale is searching for details about her birth mother. The investigation leads her to the abandoned Blackwater Asylum, after...

PC-98 (1993)

The events of the game take place shortly after the ending of the first game. The devastating zombie invasion, caused...

MSX (1992), PC-98 (1992), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

The day began with great news: the genius scientist Dr. Cooger phoned his friend, a young man named Cole, and...

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

In the first half of the 21st century, humanity started building space satellites, trying to sustain the working conditions in...

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