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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Nancy Drew: The Final Scene Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Nancy Drew rolls up her sleeves to solve her latest case, The Final Scene, which takes place in the historic...

Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

The 8th in the HerInteractive game series based on the Nancy Drew books finds Nancy in Jersey investigating strange happenings...

Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The famous teen detective, Nancy Drew, goes to Ireland to be maid of honor in her friend's wedding. This will...

Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Nancy Drew has been invited to Twin Elms, the home of her friend Helen, to investigate a possible haunting. Ghost...

Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Clue Bender Society Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Nancy Drew receives an invitation from The Clue Bender Society. This is a secret society of the world's greatest detectives...

Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In the 18th installment of this successful series, the Italian police have asked Nancy Drew to assist them in discovering...

Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The famous teenage detective goes on vacation starring in her 10th adventure game - this time out west to a...

Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Wii (2008)

Travel to the snow-covered Canadian Rockies as Nancy Drew, the famous teen detective, in this point-and-click mystery adventure game. When...

Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

The tomb of Nefertari, the Egyptian queen much loved by the famous King Ramses II, has yet to be found....

Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Play as the famous teen detective in Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister who travels to Oklahoma and joins forces...

Nancy Drew: Treasure in the Royal Tower Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

It's long been rumoured that Marie-Antoinette, the famous Queen of France, hid all the treasure she had possessed prior to...

Windows (2008)

The Nancy Drew: Ultimate Bundle is a compilation of 4 Nancy Drew games: The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Mystery #10)...

Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The competition for Valedictorian of the graduating class at Waverly Academy is fierce and has become ugly recently. Some girls...

Nanobots Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

For his thesis project Groovy Greg set out to design robots that know how to love. He created six nanobots:...

Linux (2005), Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Narcissu is a short freeware "visual novel" about the relationship between two terminally ill characters. The protagonist of the piece...

Natalie Brooks: Mystery at Hillcrest High Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Nintendo DS (2012)

Natalie Brooks was scheduled to meet Chad Robertson, a former classmate and a friend, at his art gallery but when...

Natalie Brooks: Secrets of Treasure House Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Natalie Brooks is a young woman who is coming back to her hometown, for taking care of her recently deceased...

Natalie Brooks: The Treasures of the Lost Kingdom Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Natalie Brooks, the heroin from Natalie Brooks: Secrets of Treasure House, is coming back for a new adventure involving her...

Nat Geo Adventure: Ghost Fleet Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Fiona Powell is an explorer for National Geographic, whose scientist father disappeared while investigating ancient shipwrecks. She dives in search...

Nat Geo Adventure: Lost City of Z Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Madison travels to Brazil to find her sister Abby, that was stationed on the region working for National Geographic before...

Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

This is a sort of "dating simulator" if you will, closely related to another interactive movie, Man Enough. This one,...

Natsuiro Komachi: Ichijitsu Senka (Shokai Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

This Shokai Genteiban (初回限定版) release of Natsuiro Komachi (夏色小町) contains: Natsuiro Komachi: Ichijitsu Senka game Original Soundtrack, Arrange Version

Natsuyume Yawa: The Tails of a Midsummer Night's Dream PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Natsuyume Yawa is one of the Kid's visual novels using a familiar gameplay system on par with their other titles....

Natural 2 DUO: Sakurairo no Kisetsu PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

PlayStation 2 version is a port from PC version called Natural 2 DUO which has removed adult content, but adds...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Deluxe Pack package contains: Natural 2 DUO: Sakurairo no Kisetsu game Drama CD Specially made CD case Stereoscopic calendar

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