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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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PC-88 (1988), PC-98 (1988) and FM-7 (1988)

The year is 2028. It is said that an eccentric genius scientist has constructed a laboratory on an island known...

Amiga (1994)

Skarbnik is an adventure game with FPP graphics. The goal of the game is to solve the mystery of the...

Amiga (1995)

Skarb Templariuszy is an adventure game with graphics presented in the form of photographs. The action takes place in an...

Skaut Kwatermaster DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1995)

What can go wrong on a scout summer camp in a dull village? A lake and forest are nearby, as...

Commodore 64 (1988)

The Master Control Unit which controls all machines and robots that the humans rely on has decided that humans are...

Atari 2600 (2002)

You hear faint footsteps, so you follow the sound through the maze. To your horror, you discover the source of...

Atari 2600 (2003)

This is an improved version of Skeleton with the following new features: A life and a kill counter on screen...

Skool Daze Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Skool Daze sets you as Eric, a typical scamp of a schoolboy whose school report is due, and it is...

Skrotens Hjältar Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

This is a sequel to the Christmas video game Julens Hjältar, a game based on the Swedish 1999 advent calender...

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

In the game, make your way through a maze, collecting treasure. Try to avoid the skull(s) in the maze at...

Sláine, the Celtic Barbarian Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

The last of the evil Drune Wizards who have been ruling Lyonesse is dead. Don't get the champagne out yet...

Slammed! iPad Front Cover

Macintosh (2013), Browser (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

In this multiple-choice game, players flesh out the spangled tights of a pro wrestler. From humble NCAA college beginnings, the...

Windows (2004)

You play the role of Yujiro, a student at a local high school where a highly anticipated school event is...

Linux (2009), Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

The player is put into a creepy situation: awakening in a bright room in the presence of the female object...

Sleeping Gods Lie DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

After the benevolent god N'Gir has given his blessings to the beautiful land of Tessera, he felt his work was...

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Sleepless Night is a short horror/psychological visual novel. The nameable protagonist is a classmate of Haru and they decided to...

Sleep Walk Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

In this game the player arranges elements on the screen so as to remove arctic obstacles from a highly dozy...

Slender's Woods Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Slender's Woods is a first-person horror game where the player has to escape from the evil entity known as Slender...

Slender: The Eight Pages Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

In Slender: The Eight Pages the player must collect 8 manuscript pages in a dark forest to escape from the...

DOS (1983)

Sleuth is a text-based game with graphics. In this murder mystery whodunit game you will have to figure out three...

Slingo Mystery: Who's Gold? Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Maggie is left bankrupt after her divorce from Freddy Gold, a Las Vegas casino owner. After her ex-husband death in...

S*M*A*S*H*E*D Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Pigseye Peers is a newly-qualified surgeon sent to join the mobile military hospital unit in Korea - the Strangest Mobile...

The Smelly Mystery Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

The Smelly Mystery is a game using Mercer Mayer's "Little Monster Private Eye" license. One night during a sleepover at...

ZX Spectrum (1993)

Smok is an illustrated fantasy text adventure game. The action takes place in a land terrorized by a sex maniac...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

Smok Wawelski is a text adventure game, based on the Polish folklore legend of the Dragon of the Wawel Hill....

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