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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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Browser (2001)

While Prescott goes to meet Alica Blackwood, Ophelia attends the international violin contest at London Coliseum. She does so well...

Browser (2001)

According to Alica Blackwood's message, Prescott finds out that the Elder Star is expecting a ship called Fathersea to deliver...

Browser (2001)

Returning from the Fathersea, Prescott presents Ophelia and Dr.MacDermoth with information he learned about the Elder Star and the parts...

Browser (2001)

While Prescott and Ophelia are rushing to Train 636, Dr. MacDermoth goes to see his friend Dr. Ebenezer Smith at...

Browser (2001)

Gathering at the hotel after their adventures, with the pieces of the demons they have collected, Ophelia, Prescott and Dr....

Commodore 64 (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

Events in the rural village of Ambridge have enthralled BBC Radio 4 listeners since 1950. The computer game re-creation casts...

BBC Micro (1986)

Events in the rural village of Ambridge have enthralled BBC Radio 4 listeners since 1950. The computer game re-creation casts...

Archibald Applebrook's Abenteuer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

You control Archibald Applebrook, a Scottish man who works in a library and is bored of his job. All day...

Windows (2002)

Unlike the fictional 1930's in the U.S.A. where we last saw Archie in his first case, this time he visits...

Archie Barrel - Case: Hotel Imperial Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Archie Barrel, an American private investigator of late 30s, gets a job from a local mobster Antonio Mandragoras to look...

Arc of Doom Macintosh Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

The Earth is under attack by aliens. They have started disasters all across the globe, including volcanoes, tsunamis, and earthquakes....

Windows (2011)

Arden's Vale is a point-and-click adventure where you play as Riel. He has to save his sister who has fallen...

Area D Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

In this adventure with action elements you slip into the role of an experienced adventurer on the mission to find...

Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Orpheo's Curse DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Macintosh (1995)

Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Orpheo's Curse is an adventure game based on Nickelodeon's TV series...

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

The year is 2270. War rages between corporations over space resources. Eighteen months ago, huge supplies of rare resource were...

Commodore 64 (1990)

It is the year 2152 and you are Captain Cord, Commander of the Space Fleet, and you have been searching...

Ark of Time DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and PlayStation (1998)

In this third-person point-and-click adventure game you play the sports journalist Richard Kendall. In the summer of 1997, an expedition...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Life as a pirate was great until the residents of a remote island imprisoned you for the rest of your...

Armaëth: The Lost Kingdom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

In ancient times, the dwarven kingdom Dol Armaëth was overrun by evil forces, but the wise king Armaëth managed to...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Armand and the Foppish Hat is an adventure game in the style of the old Legend of Zelda games. It's...

Armed & Delirious Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Never be cruel to the animals. The Crotony family ignored this rule - and disappeared in one of the worlds...

PC-98 (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

In the future, advanced genetic studies opened unseen possibilities for mankind. After years of research, it finally became possible to...

DOS (1994)

Arnie Goes 4 Gold is a promotional game by an Austrian bank. This is an humorous adventure which plays with...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Arnold is a well known Super Hero and all round good guy, and he has vowed to help his friend...

ZX81 (1982)

In the Atheneum Club, London, you have accepted a wager for £20000 that you won't be able to travel around...

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