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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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Windows (2000)

If you remember "SAY YOHO" you won't need to read any further. This is Scott Adam's return to the wonderful...

Return to Pirate's Isle TI-99/4A Front Cover

TI-99/4A (1983) and Browser (2005)

Created exclusively for the TI, Return to Pirate's Isle was the only Scott Adams adventure which did NOT require the...

Return to Ringworld DOS Front Cover Box sleeve

DOS (1994)

Return to Ringworld is the sequel to the previous game based on Larry Niven's "Known Space" series of novels. Once...

Return to Zork DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2011), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), 3DO (1996), PC-FX (1995), Macintosh (1993), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

You are standing behind the white house. There is something in the mailbox. A video message from a wizard informing...

Reversion: Chapter 1 - The Escape Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2012), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

The Escape is the first episode in the Reversion 2D point-and-click adventure game series. The game start in Buenos Aires,...

Reversion: Chapter 2 - The Meeting Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013) and Windows (2013)

The Meeting is the second chapter in the Reversion 2D point-and-click adventure game series. In the first episode Christian Milstein...

Revive... Sosei Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999)

Revive... Sosei is a follow-up to Dōkoku Soshite..., featuring a similar story premise and gameplay. The protagonist of the game,...

Windows (2011)

Rewrite is set in Kazamatsuri, a fictional Japanese city that has undergone a strange transformation: it has been overgrown with...

Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (1993)

The interstellar pilot and Casanova-wannabe Rex Nebular is hired by Colonel Stone for a hefty sum to travel to a...

Rhem Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

Rhem is a first-person, point and click adventure that can be compared to Riven. You ride into the large, unusual...

Rhem 2: The Cave Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Rhem 2 takes place immediately where the first game left off. However, it is not necessary to have played Rhem...

Rhem 3: The Secret Library Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Rhem 3, like the first 2 games in the Rhem series, is essentially an adventure game in the Myst tradition....

Rhem 4: The Golden Fragments Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Rhem 4: The Golden Fragments takes the player back to the mysterious underground city of Rhem once again. The game...

Rhianna Ford & The Da Vinci Letter Windows Front Cover

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

Rhianna Ford & The Da Vinci Letter is a casual game about antiques expert Rhianna Ford. Her boss Cornelius Blake...

Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In this first person point and click adventure game horror, fantasy, and mythology are combined to produce a spooky tale...

Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches (Premium Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

This Premium Edition is an improved version of Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches with a number of new features....

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Raphael, a normal boy by day, acts as the legendary art thief Phantom R by night. He is well-known for...

Riana Rouge Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

Riana Rouge was a timid secretary who was fired by her boss, the sinister-looking Frank Virago, president of Virago Inc....

PC-98 (1995)

Keisuke Murakawa is a teenager who used to have tender feelings towards his childhood friend Makoto Aizawa. However, they grew...

Richard & Alice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Richard and Alice are two characters sharing adjacent prison cells deep underground in a world ravaged by climate change. Through...

Browser (1998)

In this limited simulation, the player is cast in the role of the protagonist of the famous poem, and can...

Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever! CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1991)

Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever! is an edutainment title for children based on a book by Richard Scarry. In...

CD-i (1991)

Richard Scarry's Busiest Neighborhood Disc Ever! is an edutainment title for young children that is based on a book by...

Genesis (1994)

This early version is different from its PC counterpart with this version featuring six different stages to choose from and...

Macintosh (1994)

Riddle of the Maze is a computer adaptation of the 1985 puzzle book Maze: Solve the World's Most Challenging Puzzle...

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