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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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Secret Files: Sam Peters Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

In this spin-off to Secret Files / Geheimakte series, a player experiences the adventures of Sam Peters, a blond reporter...

Secret Files: Tunguska Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Nintendo DS (2008) and Wii (2008)

Nina Kalenkow, a beautiful woman living in Berlin, Germany, reaches her father's workplace at the Museum one night just to...

The Secret Island of Dr. Quandary DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Macintosh (1996)

Seeing the carnival in the distance, you were interested and decided to stop near Troggle Shoot. The owner of it,...

Secret Mission Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1979), Atari 8-bit (1981), ZX Spectrum (1985), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1981), Dragon 32/64 (1983), Browser (2005), PC-88 (1984), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

This is adventure #3 in Scott Adam's text adventure series. It takes place in a nuclear power plant. You must...

Secret Mission  DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and CD-i (1996)

Secret Mission plays in Opalia, a small kingdom in south-east Asia in the 1950s. Because of its geographical position the...

Secret Missions: Mata Hari and the Kaiser's Submarines Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2009)

Mata Hari, the famous World War I spy, tries to uncover German military secrets by seducing top officials and investigating...

Secret Mission: The Forgotten Island Windows Front Cover

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

Chanel Flores is a research scientist hired by the U.S. government to investigate a mysterious island that appeared overnight at...

DOS (1994)

The Secret of Donkey Island is a parody on the Monkey Island games. A pirate-wannabe Gaybush Nosehair must travel to...

Commodore 64 (1986)

In this flick-screen side view arcade adventure, for reasons unknown you have to enter and explore a castle to find...

The Secret of Margrave Manor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Secret of Margrave Manor is a common hidden object game where the player must find a number of listed...

DOS (1990) and Amiga (1991)

The Secret of Monkey Island (Demo Version) is a demo version for The Secret of Monkey Island. Guybrush Threepwood finds...

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), Browser (2010), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2010)

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is an enhanced remake of the classic adventure game The Secret of Monkey...

The Secret of Monkey Island DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991), SEGA CD (1993), Atari ST (1991), Macintosh (1992) and FM Towns (1992)

Deep in the Caribbean lies Melee Island, ruled by the governor Elaine Marley. The cruel pirate LeChuck is deeply in...

Browser (2008)

Secret of Software 64 is a short puzzle game played on a single screen. The mechanics are similar to Escape...

Secret of the Lost Link J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2004)

The slightly eccentric American archaeologist Dr. Davis specialises in palaeoanthropology. His research concentrates on finding the missing link; the quantum...

The Secrets of Alamût Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

The Secrets of Alamut (aka "Legend Part 2") begins where the first game The Legend of the Prophet and the...

The Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy is the fifth adventure game in the Atlantis series, but this time with...

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Windows Mobile (2003), Macintosh (2009) and iPad (2011)

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript is an adventure game which takes place in Italy in 1522, 3...

Secrets of Great Art Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A man wakes up on a house full of classic paintings on its walls, with no recollection whatsoever of who...

Secrets of the Ark: A Broken Sword Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Secrets of the Ark (The Angel of Death in the UK) is the fourth game in the Broken Sword series....

Secrets of the Dragon Wheel Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

In the early 20th century, Epiphany O'Day is a young archaeologist researching the legendary Dragon Wheel of Shaanxi, a mystical...

Secrets of the Luxor Macintosh Front Cover

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

You're an archaeologist exploring an ancient pyramid in this Myst-like adventure. You've discovered evidence of a powerful artifact left behind...

Secrets of the Pyramids Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994)

Secrets of the Pyramids is an edutainment title that includes 3 modes: a movie, discovery and game mode. The Movie...

Secrets of the Vatican: The Holy Lance Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2009), Android (2013) and iPad (2010)

During the Second World War, a catholic priest receives an alarming letter warning about Hitler's plans to find the Lance...

Windows (2003)

To celebrate his last days of freedom before beginning a tutoring job, Issei takes a trip to Bali. There he...

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