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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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Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1996), Macintosh (1996), Wii (2008), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

Sam, a big fan of Pajama Man is to afraid to sleep, with Darkness in his closet. So he turns...

Palace in Thunderland Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981)

A text adventure game based loosely on Alice in Wonderland. It contains some of the most popular characters from the...

The Palace of Deceit: The Dragon's Plight Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1992)

In this adventure game the player directs the actions of Nightshade, a dragon of unusual coloration, as he escapes from...

DOS (1991)

The Palace Of Deceit: The Secret Of Castle Lockemoer is a single player text adventure that is the forerunner of...

Pandora Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

The generation ship Pandora has been set to infect the Earth with a nasty spore of deadly flowers. You have...

Pandora no Yume Dreamcast Front Cover Also a manual

Dreamcast (2002)

Dreamcast version of Pandora no Yume is a PC port of Pandora no Yume which additionally includes new CG events...

Acorn 32-bit (1991)

The legendary Pandora's Box has been opened, causing an entire kingdom to be poisoned by the evil that is unleashed....

Pandorum iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Based on the sci-fi horror movie of the same name released in 2009, you play as Corporal Bower who wakes...

Panic! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and SEGA CD (1993)

A virus has infected the world's computer network, which effects all electronical devices on the earth. However, a special program...

Panic in the Park Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995)

Can Jamie, the beautiful heir to Skyview Park, keep her evil identical twin sister Janie from turning their father's dream...

Panoplia: The Full Armor of God DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

A Christian text adventure in which you are charged with recovering the five pieces of the Armor of God. Obtaining...

Panty Raider: From Here to Immaturity Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

A catalog of frilly underthings worn by babe-a-licious models has been delivered to the wrong address in the wrong galaxy....

Paparazzi Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and J2ME (2008)

Paparazzi is a hidden object game where the player takes the role of a celebrity photographer working for a gossip...

PC-98 (1996)

In Paparazzo the player takes control of a young Japanese male journalist who works for an agency that primarily covers...

The Paper Menace J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2003)

The Paper Menace is a mobile adventure comedy starring the clerk Miller, an employee at the Ministry of Administrative Administration....

Papo & Yo Windows Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Papo & Yo is a unique puzzle-platforming game with a very personal story. In the game, the player character is...

Paradise Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Nintendo DS (2008)

A young woman is found unconscious by African peasants after her plane crashes following a rebel attack. When she wakes...

PC-98 (1994)

A man named Shinichi encounters a mysterious young girl who tells him that she and her friends developed new technology...

Windows (1998), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1996)

You are Keigo Nakadai, a 25 year old average guy who makes his living doing odd jobs. Now he's got...

Windows (1998) and PC-98 (1995)

The Paradise Heights apartment has changed after half of your uncle's company got liquidated. After the money went, so did...

DOS (1993) and Browser (1999)

A choose-your-own-adventure text game set in West End Games' dementedly Orwellian Paranoia dystopian sci-fi universe, this sardonic romp casts the...

Paranoia Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2011)

In this multiple-choice game, the player directs the devious actions of a bona fide paranoiac, medicated beneath a prescription issued...

Apple II (1984)

Paranoiak is a humorous French text adventure set inside a city. The game screen consists of a graphics area near...

Paranormal Agency Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010) and Windows Apps (2014)

Heather Williams is a paranormal investigator with supernatural powers, and the ability to exorcise possessed objects. She must confront a...

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Paranormal Crime Investigations: Brotherhood of the Crescent Snake is a casual puzzle adventure title in which you take the role...

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