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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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PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984) and FM-7 (1985)

The title (translated as Do Dutchwives Dream of Electric Eel?, an obvious humorous allusion to Philip K. Dick's novel Do...

Orchestrated Death Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Orchestrated Death is a point-and-click game where the player takes the reigns of death in a three-chapter adventure.Each chapter has...

The Oregon Trail: 3rd Edition Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

This game hearkens back to the days of the first Oregon Trail, meaning that instead of tons of options that...

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1996)

Oregon Trail II is a sequel to Oregon Trail. The game follows the basic structure of the predecessor, which is...

Oregon Trail II: 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Macintosh Front Cover

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

While the number of different Oregon Trail versions challenges any collection to be comprehensive, this edition includes all the major...

The Oregon Trail DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1993), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1982) and Macintosh (1993)

As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley...

Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1987)

This is a C language port of Crowther's original ADVENTURE. In order to restore the original version (which was then...

Orion Burger DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

The intergalactic fast-food chain Orion Burger uses the services of an alien meat-supplier named Zlarg, who only cares for money...

The Orion Conspiracy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

The Orion Conspiracy is a futuristic adventure game set in the year 2160, when space travel is a common thing....

Commodore 64 (1984)

Earth's war with the planet Zarp has been raging for many years and now in the year 2554, the Zarps...

Orphée: Voyage aux Enfers Amstrad CPC Front Cover

DOS (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

It was a hot day. You were returning from a business trip in your sports car. The contract had not...

Browser (2011)

A hazy, psychedelic mash-up of Western tropes, this "interactive music video" presents a cyclical suite of screens each of which...

DOS (1993)

Oseong and Haneum were the pen names of two distinguished scholars who lives in Korea in the late 16th and...

Ø Story PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

In this interactive movie video game you play as a man who dies in a motorcycle accident. However, that is...

The Otherside: Realm of Eons Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Miranda is a writer suffering from an exasperating lack of fresh ideas. While struggling for inspiration, she receives a mysterious...

Otherworld: Omens of Summer Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Last spring, you discovered a hidden fey world and saved Fiona from a dark creature called the Shade through the...

Windows (2004)

Other Worlds is a freeware adventure game created using AGS. Gameplay is classic third person point-and-click similar to old Sierra...

Otherworld: Shades of Fall Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

Shades of Fall is the third game in the Otherworld series, a dark fantasy hidden object puzzle adventure game. In...

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

Play as a woman who has just bought a quaint old house in the countryside, not knowing that there's a...

Otogirisō Wii U Front Cover

SNES (1992), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2014)

Otogirisō is a sound novel. This means the game consists mostly of text, with graphics only making up the background....

Otoshi Deka: Keiji-san, Watashi ga Yarimashita Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Otoshi Keiji (meant to be read as Otoshi Deka) is a detective adventure game spanning four cases. You are Jun...

The Outbreak Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Rack your brains before they get racked for you! Hearkening back to Choose-Your-Own-Adventure gamebooks and horror FMV titles like Night...

Outcry Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Outcry is a point and click adventure game which delves into the surreal, philosophical themes and the paranormal.The main character...

Outlaws of the Sierra Nevadas Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

Outlaws of the Sierra Nevadas is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all...

Linux (2008) and Windows (2003)

Hurford Schlitzting cannot sleep through a storm one night and finds out he has been kidnapped in his own bedroom....

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