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Adventure

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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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SEGA CD (1993)

Ranma 1/2: Byakuran Aika is an adventure/action game based on the anime series of the same name by manga writer...

PC-98 (1991)

Hiryƫ Densetsu is one of the games based on the manga and anime series Ranma 1/2. The protagonist is a...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Based on the Ranma 1/2 manga and anime series, Toraware no Hanayome consists of several chapters, which are similar to...

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The spirit of Rasputin lives on in the netherworld. There, using the power of the Jewel of the Seven Planets,...

Rasputin's Curse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Lora is a North-American woman of Russian origin whose marriage is in trouble. In an attempt to save their relationship,...

Windows (2007)

The Commands of Eurybia is the first chapter in the Raven series of AGS adventure games. The witch Eurybia, living...

The Raven: Episode 1 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013)

This is the first episode of The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, an episodic criminal adventure game in the...

Xbox 360 (2013)

This is the second episode of The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, an episodic criminal adventure game in the...

Xbox 360 (2013)

This is the third episode of The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, an episodic criminal adventure game in the...

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (Digital Deluxe Edition) Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Along with the main game The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief the retail and the downloadable digital deluxe edition...

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is an episodic criminal adventure game in the style of Agatha Christie novels....

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

In this game the player controls a DJ who flies with his "Rave Shuttle" on several planets so search after...

Raw Danger! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

The year is 2010. Joshua Harwell and Stephanie McMurrough got a job as waiters in the opening event of Geo...

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1995)

Based upon Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles" series of stories, this game puts you on the red planet as a...

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Reader Rabbit Personalized 2nd Grade starts with a mysterious note from Reader Rabbit to Sam the Lion. Sam is requested...

Reah: Face the Unknown Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Reah, a planet of unknown, holding nothing that would justify setting up a colony there. However, a base was set...

Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

In 19th century Victorian England, an unknown serial killer brutally murdered five prostitutes between August 31st and November 9th of...

Real Crimes: The Unicorn Killer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

In 1979, the decomposing body of Holly Maddux was found inside a trunk, hidden in the closet of the apartments...

Real Detectives: Murder in Miami Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Real Detectives: Murder in Miami is a hidden object game with adventure elements clearly inspired by popular TV series about...

Commodore 64 (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Keeping the planets of our Solar System in the correct orbit is controlled by the Planetary Orbiting Co-ordinator but it...

SEGA Saturn (1998)

This spin-off title in the Super Real Mahjong series takes a much different approach. It's a visual novel. You can...

Amstrad CPC (1987), BBC Micro (1987) and Electron (1987)

In the world of Albion only magic can be used by people with The Talent and controlled by the Order...

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

The King has asked you to search his Kingdom and return his stolen Crown Jewels which are believed to be...

Realms of Darkness Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1986), MSX (1989), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989), Sharp X68000 (1989) and Sharp X1 (1989)

Realms of Darkness combines traditional RPG gameplay (party, stats, and combat system) with some elements borrowed from text adventures.Assemble a...

Realms of the Haunting Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1997), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2013)

Realms of the Haunting is a combination of first-person shooter and three-dimensional adventure game with quite a bit of live-action...

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