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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Anna Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Anna is a first-person horror game set in an abandoned house. It is experienced by the male protagonist in an...

Annabel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Annabel is an archaeologist studying in Egypt. One day, while visiting a museum, she is told that a young woman...

Anna: Extended Edition Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2014), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2015)

Anna: Extended Edition is an updated release of the original Anna. Next to the expansion to more platforms than just...

Annie's Millions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Annie's rich uncle David D'Nero issues a challenge to members of his family: to spend one million dollars as fast...

PC-98 (1993)

Anniversary: Memories of Summer Vacation tells the story of a young girl named Ringo. One night, Ringo witnesses an impish...

Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories is the sequel to the 2005 Nintendo DS game Trace Memory....

DOS (1989)

Another planet, another crash landing. Sadly this time it's quite hostile due to being a security hive. To make matters...

Another Mind PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Hitomi Hayama, a 16-year old girl was involved in a car accident. Upon waking in the hospital she realizes that...

Another Small Favor Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Another Small Favor is a short point-and-click adventure and the successor to A Small Favor. The player controls the same...

Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

In Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming, antique shop owners James and Grace Anderson take turns going around the USA to...

Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’ Windows Front Cover Winter 2013

Windows (2013) and iPad (2014)

Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' is a free-to-play hidden object game. You are in charge of the antique shop in...

Antique Road Trip: USA Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2011), Android (2013) and iPad (2011)

James and Grace Anderson just got married! Aside from growing their marriage, they're also growing their Antique Shop, so they...

Windows (2008)

This compilation includes: Dark Fall: The Journal Dark Fall 2: Lights Out

Anya ni Sasayaku: Tantei Sagara Kyōichirō PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

Anya ni Sasayaku: Tantei Sagara Kyouichirou (Eng. "Whisper in the Night: Detective Kyouichirou Sagara") is a mystery adventure game featuring...

...A Personal Nightmare DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Windows (2009), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Macintosh (2012)

A horror adventure from Horrosoft. Your father is the pastor of your village. A strange letter from him made you...

Apex Patrol Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

A handy Star Trek clone, this game puts the player in the futuristic unitard of the Captain of an enormous...

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

It's seven years after the events seen in Trials and Tribulations, and Phoenix Wright has shouted his last "Objection!". Taking...

Apparitions: Kotsmine Hills Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The Peter Wren Paranormal Investigative Agency starts to investigate the old mining town of Kotsmine Hills, Virginia. The place is...

Apple Jack Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Apple Jack places you in the shoes of the apple headed hero of the game - Jack, who's beloved pet...

Apprentice Windows Front Cover

Linux (2003) and Windows (2003)

Apprentice is the story of Mortimer "Pib" Pibsworth, an apprentice to a great wizard. Most days involve sweeping floors for...

Apprentice II: The Knight's Move Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Apprentice II: The Knight's Move is the second chapter of the Apprentice trilogy. It is a point-and-click freeware adventure game...

Aquaman: War of the Water Worlds Macintosh Front Cover

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

Aquaman: War of the Water Worlds is an interactive comic based on the animated TV series Aquaman (1968). In fact,...

Aquanaut no Kyūjitsu 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

Aquanaut no Kyūjitsu 2 (Aquanaut's Holiday 2) is the sequel to Aquanaut's Holiday.Like in its predecessor, the player takes control...

Aquanaut's Holiday PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995)

In this game, players are put into the role of a submersible to explore the ocean depths at their leisure....

Aquanaut's Holiday: Kakusareta Kiroku PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

In Aquanaut's Holiday: Kakusareta Kiroku, the player boards a subway and explores the deep ocean around an fictional atoll. In...

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