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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 (2002)

In 2001, Pankrác, former cop and CIA agent, enjoys the well-deserved holiday accompanied by his beloved female agent. This blissful...

DOS (1998) and Windows (2007)

A quiet little village Lupany is frightened by the sudden disappearance of two local citizens. The investigation of the kidnapping...

Policenauts PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), 3DO (1995), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008), PC-98 (1994) and PS Vita (2012)

In the year 2010 mankind has built its first space colony, Beyond Coast. Three years later the founders of the...

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and PC-98 (1989)

Little time has passed since the events of Police Quest, when Sonny Bonds climbed the ranks of the Lytton police...

Police Quest 3: The Kindred DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1992)

Sonny Bonds, the sergeant of Lytton police department, thought he could finally enjoy peaceful life with his wife Marie after...

Police Quest Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A compilation of the first 4 games in the Police Quest series, compatible with Windows XP: Police Quest: In Pursuit...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Apple II (1987), Apple IIgs (1987) and Macintosh (1987)

Sonny Bonds is a small town policeman who must fight against the rising tide of drugs in his city. The...

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

This enhanced remake of Police Quest has been completely re-drawn using 256-color VGA graphics. Instead of the text-based interface of...

Windows (2008)

Polnaya truba. Podarochnoe izdanie is a gift edition of Full Pipe with additional content CD.

Amiga (1995)

Poltergeist is a top down side-scrolling adventure game inspired by Valhalla and the Lord of Infinity. The action menu includes...

The Polyphonic Spree: The Quest for the Rest Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

The Polyphonic Spree, the indie-rock gospel music cult from Dallas, Texas, commissioned the authors of Samorost to make a small...

PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

Ponkan consists of three unrelated scenarios. In the first one a young private investigator attempts to unravel a sex-related conspiracy....

Popcorn, Soda ... Murder? Browser Front Cover

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

The player is put in the role of a detective in the Greenvale Police department, wrenched from enjoying an afternoon...

Popeye and the Quest for the Woolly Mammoth Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

There's a million-dollar prize for catching the prehistoric woolly mammoth, and the spinach-scarfing sailor and his crew are setting sail...

DOS (1991)

Pork I: The Great Underground Sewer System is a single player, text adventure. It is a parody of the classic...

Atari 2600 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

You play as Edward "Pee Wee" Morris, who, despite his shortcomings, strives to get revenge on Porky, the owner of...

Portal PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1986), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986) and Macintosh (1986)

Where are all the humans? Upon returning from your 100 year voyage in the milky way, you find earth empty...

Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken NES Front Cover

NES (1985), MSX (1985), PC-88 (1983), Sharp X1 (1983), FM-7 (1983) and PC-6001 (1983)

Yuji Horii's second published game (after Love Match Tennis), Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken (Portopia Serial Murder Case) is a first-person...

Windows (1998)

April 1945: The remnants of Nazi army leave the Czechoslovakia. But one unit takes time to hide and bury something...

PC-98 (1994)

The year is 2035. A series of mysterious incidents began to occur in Tokyo. Young women disappeared under strange circumstances,...

DOS (2001) and Windows (2003)

Second game of the The Repossessor's author. The postman Pete Bailey has been murdered, and the only suspect is zombie...

Postman Pat 2 ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Postman Pat's rounds for this morning take him through the streets to several different houses, all indicated by black arrows....

Post Mortem Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Set in the 1920s, Post Mortem puts the player in the role of MacPherson, a retired private detective, whom is...

ZX Spectrum (1988) and MSX (1988)

A ZX Spectrum programmer decides to write a new game about death called "Post Mortem". One night, while working on...

Postmortem: One Must Die - Extended Cut Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Postmortem: One Must Die - Extended Cut is an extended, commercial re-release of the freeware game Postmortem: One Must Die....

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