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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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Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Professor Layton and his assistant Luke attend the unveiling of a new invention called a time machine. The Prime Minister...

Amiga (1991)

Profezia is set sometime during the Middle Ages, in a mountain area between the two Italian regions of Abruzzo and...

Profiler: The Hopscotch Killer Windows Front Cover

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

Miss Black joins the New York Police Department in 1974, and is immediately assigned with the investigation of a series...

Windows (2008)

This game is a demonstration of the author's proprietary "Node-X" Choose-Your-Own-Adventure authoring system. This is achieved through a couple of...

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Projekt Prometheus is a German text adventure with graphics. It is set in 2012 directly after the explosion of a...

The Prophecy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

This point and click adventure takes a fantasy setting, in which you play a Wizard deemed to be ‘good’ taking...

PC-98 (1993), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

By the end of the 20th century, radical educational reforms have transformed the Japanese society. Students were split into opposing...

Proteus Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and PS Vita (2013)

Proteus is a meditative game based around exploration. It is played from a first-person perspective and the environment is drawn...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

The wedding anniversary for Penny Proud's parents is close, and that means its time to get them a present! Penny...

Przygody z komputerem i bez komputera Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1991), Atari 8-bit (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Przygody z komputerem i bez komputera ("Adventures With and Without a Computer") is an educational book for children which teaches...

Psychiatric Evaluation Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Psychiatric Evaluation was created for the 24th Ludum Dare competition with the theme "evolution" where it took fifth place. The...

Psychic Detective DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), PlayStation (1996) and 3DO (1995)

Eric Fox is a psychic who lives in San Francisco and earns his living performing magic shows in seedy nightclubs....

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1993)

Katsuya Furuyagi is more than just a private investigator with a troubled past. He is also a psychic detective -...

Windows (1997), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

The psychic detective Katsuya Furuyagi cannot forget his past. Looking at the photo in his office, he recalls Rieka, the...

Windows (1998), SEGA CD (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1992), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

Only a few people possess the unique ability to read people's hearts; those people are called psychic analysts, and Katsuya...

Psychic Detective Series Vol.4: Orgel SEGA CD Front Cover

Windows (1997), SEGA CD (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1993), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

One day a mysterious woman clad in mourning dress appears in the office of Katsuya Furuyagi, a private investigator who...

Windows (1998), PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

The psychic detective Katsuya Furuyagi is finally able to enjoy a peaceful life with his sweetheart Rieka. But a strange...

Psycho DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1988)

Psycho is a graphic adventure game with a key-based verb interface.A set of jewels has been stolen. At the time...

Psycho Killer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and CDTV (1992)

One of the plethora of multimedia video-streaming games that came out upon the advent of the CD-drive, Psycho Killer casts...

Psychosomnium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2011)

Psychosomnium is an experiment in illogical puzzles or dream world logic. You'll play the game trying to figure out how...

The Psychotron Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994) and SEGA Saturn (1995)

The Psychotron is an adventure from the early development time of live video, set in a wild Texan environment. A...

Psy-O-Blade Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), MSX (1988), PC-88 (1988), PC-98 (1989), Sharp X1 (1988) and FM-7 (1988)

In 21th century, there are three main powers on the Earth. The free world and the communist block carried over...

DOS (2001)

This trilogy is a second Reality-on-the-Norm text adventure game made with the Computer Novel Construction Set. The player takes a...

Browser (2001)

An mid-'80s period piece, this game casts the player as a troubled young man anxious to express his individuality and...

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1995)

This is an interactive environment containing music, videos, monologues, and art-jokes from performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson with the...

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