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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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PuppetShow: Mystery of Joyville Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Joyville was once a thriving city, where tourists come to visit and marvel at the genius of The Master, a...

PuppetShow: Souls of the Innocent Windows Front Cover

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

A detective is summoned by the exasperated mother of Jane, a little girl that fell into a strange slumber one...

PuppetShow: Souls of the Innocent (Collector's Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The Collector's Edition of PuppetShow: Souls of the Innocent comes with a bonus chapter, an integrated walkthrough guide, wallpapers, a...

PC-98 (1989)

In this game, the player takes control of Akira Tadokoro, a 17-year-old exchange student. He attends the new school for...

pure hidden Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009) and iPhone (2010)

pure hidden is a hidden object game without any plot or cutscenes, where most of the time the objective is...

PC-98 (1990)

The situation at the high-school soccer club is not good, and the coach is even afraid of getting fired... that's...

Linux (2007) and Windows (2007)

Purgatorio is a short freeware AGS adventure game, created by Jonathan Lynch for a college project. It tells the story...

Pursuit of Justice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Pursuit of Justice is a Legacy Interactive murder mystery casting you as the district attorney investigating and prosecuting the murder...

Puszka Pandory ZX Spectrum Front Cover Metal Can (PoznaƄ Game Arena 2012 press promo visualization)

ZX Spectrum (1986)

Puszka Pandory (Pandora's Box) is a text adventure game, where the protagonist is investigating an uninhabited island to find and...

Putt-Putt Enters the Race Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

That lovable little car, Putt-Putt and his dog Pep must gather various items including fuel and a flag before they...

Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1993), Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1993), 3DO (1994) and Macintosh (1995)

When Putt-Putt visits the fireworks factory, a slip of Pep's paw sends him rocketing to the moon. Once there, he...

Putt-Putt Joins the Circus Linux Front Cover

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

In this Junior Adventure for kids 3-8, the circus has arrived in Apple Valley and owner Mr. Sweeney has asked...

Putt-Putt Joins the Parade Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1992), Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1992), 3DO (1993) and Macintosh (1995)

Putt-Putt, an adorable purple car, wants to join the Cartown Parade. But, first he must earn money for a carwash,...

Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Putt-Putt is a lovable little purple convertible with a go-getting attitude who always helps his friends! Join him as he...

Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1995), Macintosh (1996), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Putt-Putt and his faithful dog Pep have to help Outback Al find six missing baby animals before the new Cartown...

Putt-Putt Travels Through Time Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

Putt Putt goes to visit his friend Mr. Firebird and show him his new school supplies before Putt Putt goes...

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

Fed up of all those jigsaw puzzles? Well, this might be what you're looking for. Based on the puzzle series...

Puzz 3D: Victorian Mansion Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Puzz 3D: The Victorian Mansion is a virtual 3D jigsaw puzzle with a twist. When the puzzle is completed the...

Puzzle Agent 2 Macintosh Front Cover

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

The FBI case of the mysterious happenings in Scoggins was officially closed after the ending of Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent...

Puzzle Bots Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Puzzle Bots is a point-and-click adventure game about a group of tiny robots. It builds on the concept of the...

Commodore 64 (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

Pyramid is a single player text adventure.The player takes the role of an archaeologist. The game starts in a tent...

Pyramid 2000 TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1980) and TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

Having discovered the Great Lost Pyramid beneath the desert sand, with the seal on its entrance still intact, you set...

Pyramid: Challenge of the Pharaoh's Dream Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Pyramid: Challenge of the Pharoah's Dream is an educational game about Ancient Egypt. Your character will be guided by two...

Pyramid of Doom Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979) and Browser (2005)

Number 8 in the Scott Adams adventure series. On an Egyptian treasure hunt, you find yourself deep inside a recently...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Somewhere in this vast desert is the Lost Tomb of Rak-Tuman and all his treasure. Many men have set out...

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