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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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Sam & Max Episode 202: Moai Better Blues Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Moai Better Blues is the second episode of the second season in the Sam & Max episodic series. After successfully...

Sam & Max Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Night of the Raving Dead is the third episode of the second season in the Sam & Max episodic series....

Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Chariots of the Dogs is the fourth episode of the second season in the Sam & Max episodic series. After...

Sam & Max Episode 205: What's New, Beelzebub? Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

After narrowly escaping from a time-traveling spaceship, Sam & Max must find and bring back Bosco's soul. Caught in the...

Sam & Max Episode 2: Situation: Comedy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

In the second game of the Sam & Max episodic series, the Freelance Police duo needs to investigate why talk...

Sam & Max Episode 3: The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball is the third installment in the episodic adventure game series. At the end...

Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Abe Lincoln Must Die! is the fourth game in the Sam & Max episodic series. The Commissioner sends the duo...

Sam & Max Episode 5: Reality 2.0 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In the fifth episode of the first Sam & Max season, the duo needs to set free Sybil, who is...

Sam & Max Episode 6: Bright Side of the Moon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Bright Side of the Moon is the sixth part and finale to the first season in the Sam & Max...

Sam & Max Hit the Road DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (1996)

Sam and Max - a canine shamus and a hyperkinetic rabbit - are the freelance police: private investigators who receive...

Sam & Max Season 1: Episodes 1-3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This edition includes three Sam & Max episodes: Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock Sam & Max Episode 2:...

Sam & Max Season 1: Episodes 4-6 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This compilation includes the last three episodes of the first season of Sam & Max: Sam & Max Episode 4:...

Sam & Max: Season One Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2009) and Wii (2008)

This is the collection of the six episodes of Telltale Games' first season of Sam & Max games. It includes:...

Sam & Max: Season Two Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2010), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2010)

Sam & Max: Season Two is the compilation of the five episodes released electronically by Telltale Games. A sequel to...

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is the third Sam & Max season and includes the following episodic games: Sam...

Samorost Browser Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Browser (2003)

Samorost is a click-and-point adventure game. The player indirectly controls a little gnome who travels to an incoming world about...

Samorost 2 Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Samorost 2 is a point-and-click adventure game, that continues the adventures of the gnome in white last seen in Samorost....

ZX Spectrum (1982), Dragon 32/64 (1982) and ZX81 (1982)

Samurai Warrior is an adventure game set in 13th Century Japan where you take on the role of a Samurai...

The Sands of Egypt TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1982) and TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

The Sands of Egypt is set in the great Sahara Desert in search of the Tomb of Ra. The year...

CD-i (1991)

Sandy's Circus Adventure is a children's title about a friendly sea lion called Sandy. Sandy is lost in the circus...

Sanitarium Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Sanitarium is a point-and-click adventure game, best described as a psychological thriller. The player is cast as Max Laughton, a...

NES (1987)

Sanma no Meitantei (or, Sanma the Great Detective) casts the player as the assistant to the famous Japanese comedian and...

Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

Sacred Ground is the sequel to the adventure game Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder and quite similar in...

Santa Fe Mysteries: The Elk Moon Murder DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

The Elk Moon Murder is a full motion video adventure game. You take on the part of rookie detective with...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Pachinko Paradise 11 is one of the many titles in Irem's long-running pachinko simulation series. It features faithful 3D recreations...

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