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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Windows (2003)

In the sequel to Mika’s Surreal Dream the local reporter Mika Huy is trapped in another dream. This time it...

Windows (2002)

Mike's Monstrous Adventure is a point-and-click adventure aimed at young children, similar to other games from Hulabee Entertainment. Taking place...

Milky Season Dreamcast Front Cover Also a manual

Dreamcast (2002)

In Milky Season, the player controls a young student who got appointed as the head of the girls' dormitory. This,...

Commodore 64 (1991)

You awake tied to chair in a large room which looks part of a large mansion. You have a sore...

Million Dollar Quest Windows Front Cover

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

While enjoying her vacation, Sandra reads a newspaper ad promoting a new game show competition with a prize of one...

Milo Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995) and Windows 3.x (1996)

On a world far away, many millennia ago, a race of advanced beings discovered the 'keys to the universe'. This...

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

This is a computer adaptation of a stateless gamebook by Stephen Mooser first published in 1985, #20 in the "Which...

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Sat in your office doing your humdrum job, you receive a phone call that makes you blackout and you end...

Apple II (1984)

Mind Castle I is an educational title that teaches logic and reasoning. You begin by entering the basement of a...

Mindfighter Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Amstrad PCW (1988)

The computer game of an Anna Popkess book (which was originally bundled with the game) uses an interactive fiction System...

Mind: Path to Thalamus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

MIND: Path to Thalamus is a puzzle game with a first person perspective. You have to manipulate natural elements in...

Windows (2005)

This point and click adventure game made with the AGS engine puts you on the role of Noah, a sanitarium...

Mind's Eye: Secrets of the Forgotten Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Gabrielle is a journalist investigating the apparent suicide of Vernida City's mayor. In an effort to uncover hidden information, she...

Mindshadow Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1985), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Macintosh (1985)

At the beginning of Mindshadow you find yourself on a lonely beach in a lifeless hut. With a headache and...

Mindwheel DOS Front Cover

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

This real time all-text game puts you in the role of a Mind Adventurer, asked to journey back through the...

Minecraft: Story Mode Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015) and Xbox One (2015)

Minecraft: Story Mode is a five-part adventure series based on the sandbox building and exploration game Minecraft. Typical for Telltale...

Minecraft: Story Mode - Episode 1: The Order of the Stone Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2015), PlayStation 3 (2015), iPhone (2015), Android (2015), iPad (2015), Windows Phone (2015), Windows Apps (2015), PlayStation 4 (2015) and Xbox One (2015)

The Order of the Stone is the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, a five-part adventure series based on the...

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

The Master had given the order for all dragons to be killed. After the slaughter, it became apparent that one...

ZX81 (1982)

Mines of Saturn / Return to Earth is a double games pack of two text adventures that follow each other...

Minimum Nanonic PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1997)

A scientist has been conducting an experiment that went wrong... very wrong. An explosion shattered the house. Afterwards, a cute...

Ministry of Sound: Ibiza Game DoJa Front Cover

J2ME (2005) and DoJa (2005)

Ministry of Sound: Ibiza Game is an atypical kind of adventure game. Here you must try to work the crowds,...

Atari ST (1987)

Minos is a first person labyrinth game with 40 levels. The aim of each level is to first find a...

Mirage Macintosh Front Cover

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

In the 19th century a young cavalryman gets raided. The robbers kidnap his girlfriend Jenny and now she is about...

PC-98 (1992)

One day, a certain young man notices a little shop labeled "Mirror". When he enters, he encounters a strange, puppet-like...

MirrorMoon EP Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013) and Ouya (2013)

MirrorMoon EP is a puzzle game through the exploration of planets and star systems in outer space. The player takes...

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