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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 (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Play as a woman who has just bought a quaint old house in the countryside, not knowing that there's a...

SNES (1992) and Wii (2007)

Otogirisō is a sound novel. This means the game consists mostly of text, with graphics only making up the background....

Otoshi Deka: Keiji-san, Watashi ga Yarimashita Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Otoshi Keiji (meant to be read as Otoshi Deka) is a detective adventure game spanning four cases. You are Jun...

The Outbreak Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Rack your brains before they get racked for you! Hearkening back to Choose-Your-Own-Adventure gamebooks and horror FMV titles like Night...

Outcry Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Outcry is a point and click adventure game which delves into the surreal, philosophical themes and the paranormal.The main character...

Outlaws of the Sierra Nevadas Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

Outlaws of the Sierra Nevadas is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all...

Linux (2008) and Windows (2003)

Hurford Schlitzting cannot sleep through a storm one night and finds out he has been kidnapped in his own bedroom....

Ouverture Facile Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

Ouverture Facile is a flash-based browser puzzle game. The premise of the game is simple, the player has to get...

Overclocked: A History of Violence Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Overclocked is a psychological thriller presented as a point-and-click adventure game. There are 6 playable characters in total, each with...

Over the Hedge Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

A portable adventure game based on the animated movie of the same name and which chronicled the adventures of a...

Oz Orwell and the Crawling Chaos Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

You play as Oz Orwell, founder, director, cameraman and ghost-investigator of the internet portal "Ghosts & Mansions" where weekly a...

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

Oz: The Magical Adventure is based on the well-known book by L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; the...

PachiPara 12: Ōumi to Natsu no Omoide PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

PachiPara 12: Ōumi to Natsu no Omoide is one of the many titles in Irem's long-running pachinko simulation series. It...

PachiPara 13: Super Umi to Pachi-Pro Fūunroku PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

PachPara 13 is one of the many titles in Irem's long-running pachinko simulation series. It features faithful 3D recreations of...

PachiPara 14: Kaze to Kumo to Super Umi in Okinawa PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

PachPara 14 is the last PS2 release in Irem's long-running pachinko simulation series. It features faithful 3D recreations of two...

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Join Pac-Man in a side scrolling adventure where you must guide him through Pac-Land, solving puzzles and finding objects in...

Pac-Man World PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Twenty years after Pac-Man's first adventure in Pac-Land, Pac-Man returns one day to his house only to find it deserted....

Atari 8-bit (2009)

PAC-TXT is a text based clone of Pac-Man game. The gameplay rules remain unchanged. The player must eat all the...

Windows (2008)

Padal proshlogodnij sneg. Zolotoe izdanie is a compilation of the two games, based on famous USSR cartoon «Last Year's Snow...

Paddington: The World Mystery Tour Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Paddington: The World Mystery Tour is an educational title aimed at children aged four and upwards. It uses Paddington and...

Pahelika: Revelations Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2013)

In his previous adventure Sudesh Budkoti recovered the book Pahelika, but this also released an ancient evil. The book is...

Pahelika: Secret Legends Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

The land of Roop Nagar was invaded by the invincible Asura and his demon warriors. The king escaped to the...

Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning aren't so Frightening Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998), Macintosh (1998), iPhone (2012), Android (2014) and iPad (2012)

Sam, it seems, is afraid of thunder and lightning. But not when he's Pajama Sam, superhero! Help PJ Sam as...

Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2000), PlayStation (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

The third and currently the latest game in the Pajama Sam Series, part of the Humongous' popular "Junior Adventure" titles...

Pajama Sam: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Sam is an ordinary kid who, with the help of his red cape, turns into "kid superhero" Pajama Sam. This...

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