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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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Amiga (1991)

In this game the player takes the role of a detective trying to compile enough evidence to get Paul Robinson...

Commodore 64 (1982) and TRS-80 (1980)

The banker Mr. Klinkoyn has misplaced four treasures throughout his nine-room house and he has called upon you to locate...

Windows (2007)

Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! is a freeware AGS adventure game by Alasdair Beckett made for his girlfriend. The player controls...

Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Macintosh Front Cover

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

In this point-and-click adventure, you play Nelson Tethers, an agent in the puzzle division of the FBI who has been...

Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure DOS Front Cover Slide-in wrapping

DOS (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

A new force has emerged in the world. Known as the Nithos Shadow, it is targeting, for yet inexplicable reasons,...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Nemurenu Yoru no Chiisana O-Hanashi ("Little Stories for Sleepless Nights") is a cartoon-like adventure game designed for children and based...

Neon Genesis Evangelion SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

A Japan-only release of a Neon Genesis Evangelion episode in the form of a video game. Following the story of...

Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2nd Impression SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997)

This is the second Neon Genesis Evangelion "interactive animé" for Saturn. The events of the game take place just after...

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Kōtetsu no Girlfriend SEGA Saturn Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1998), SEGA Saturn (1998) and Macintosh (1997)

This is a Japanese-style adventure game based on the popular TV anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. A girl named Mana...

Nephi's Quest DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

Nephi's Quest is a King's Quest-style adventure game taking place in Jerusalem in 600 B.C. The player follows the adventures...

Neptune's Secret Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

A magical amulet storing the power of the sea god Neptune is passed through generations, until the present days when...

Linux (2008) and Windows (2008)

The player controls the actions of a software developer at Great Sites Inc., where a hacker has recently compromised security...

NES Quest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

NES Quest is a point-and-click adventure developed with the third version of the AGS engine. The game's protagonist let his...

Nettaiteikiatsu Shōjo PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Takashi is a high-school student aspiring to become a weather forecaster. One day, a new transfer student gets transferred to...

NET:Zone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

NET:Zone is a science fiction adventure set in the world of virtual reality. You play Newton, son of Zel Winters,...

Neuromancer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988) and Apple IIgs (1989)

Based on the cyberpunk novel by William Gibson. In a grimy future, you play Case, a cyberspace cowboy who finds...

Never7: The End of Infinity PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Dreamcast (2000) and PSP (2009)

Makoto is a student who never attends the lectures at the school. As a punishment, he has to attend an...

PSP (2009)

This limited edition package contains: Never7: The End of Infinity Never7 soundtrack CD Never7 premium book

Neverending Nightmares Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014) and Ouya (2014)

Neverending Nightmares is a psychological horror game inspired by the developer's real-life battle with OCD and depression. You take the...

The Neverending Story Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

The Neverending Story is a text adventure based on the movie by Wolfgang Petersen (rather than the novel by Michael...

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...

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