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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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Ripper (Limitierte Auflage) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This limited edition of Ripper additionally contains a magnet shaped like a human ear.

Ripple Island Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

NES (1988) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

On Ripple Island, humans and animals coexist in harmony. One day though, the malevolent emperor Gerog─ôru enters the island habitat...

Rise of the Dragon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991), SEGA CD (1992) and Macintosh (1991)

The year is 2053, and Los Angeles has turned into a grim place ruled by crime and corruption. William 'Blade'...

Riven: The Sequel to Myst Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1998), Windows Mobile (2005), Macintosh (1997), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2013)

After the Stranger has rescued Atrus, the master of "linking books", from the imprisonment caused by his sons, a new...

Commodore 64 (1993)

Life has been great since you left school five years ago, you have none absolutely nothing, except laze around watching...

R?MJ: The Mystery Hospital SEGA Saturn Front Cover Also a manual

PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

R?MJ is an interactive movie horror adventure game with full voice-acting and without subtitles to feel more like a movie....

Road to India: Between Hell and Nirvana Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This adventure games takes place in India. You are an American student named Fred Reynolds. You have only three days...

ZX81 (1982)

You have discovered a lost tomb and inside it's many rooms are four Sacred Tablets which you are on a...

Windows (2000)

In order to bring balance in the universe and preventing Evil from changing it in a chaotic world, the High...

Windows (2000)

Rob Blanc, one year after his first mission, is now a well-known hero in the entire galaxy and along with...

Windows (2000)

After his training for becoming the hero of the Universe, Rob Blanc is forced to take a vacation by the...

The Roberta Williams Anthology DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

A compilation of games created by Sierra game designer and co-founder Roberta Williams. This collection includes the first seven King's...

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990) and Amiga (1990)

Roberta Williams' King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown is a remake of King's Quest. It uses Sierra's 16-color SCI...

Roberta Williams' King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

Queen Valanice of Daventry has always thought that getting married would be the best course of action for her daughter...

Roberta Williams' Mixed-Up Mother Goose DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Windows 3.x (1992) and FM Towns (1991)

This is a totally rewritten version of the original Mixed Up Mother Goose, featuring enhanced MIDI soundtrack, VGA graphics, complete...

Roberta Williams' Phantasmagoria DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995), SEGA Saturn (1997) and Macintosh (1995)

A writer named Adrienne Delaney has just moved into an old mansion with her photographer husband Donald. Shortly after moving...

Roberta Williams' Phantasmagoria (Deluxe Limited Edition) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Windows (1995)

Deluxe Edition of Roberta Williams' Phantasmagoria. Packaged in square box covered with black velvet and silver-colored printing. The seven CD's...

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu is a fan made project based upon the Arkham Cycle Cthulhu stories...

Windows (2003)

Robert Redford Saves The Day Deluxe is a compilation of three games from the series: Robert Redford Saves the Day:...

Windows (2001)

Robert Redford Saves the Day: Episode 1: Getting There is the first part of a humorous point-and-click adventure game series....

Windows (2001)

Robert Redford Saves the Day: Episode 2: The Pit and the Pendulum is the second part of a humorous point-and-click...

Windows (2003)

Robert Redford Saves the Day: Episode 3: Who Framed Roger Redford? is the third and final part of a humorous...

Robin of Sherwood: The Touchstones of Rhiannon ZX Spectrum Front Cover

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

Robin of Sherwood is based on a 1980s UK TV retelling of the legendary hero. Robin is trapped inside the...

Robinson Crusoe Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1987) and Thomson TO (1987)

Based on the famous book, this graphical adventure plays much like a multiple-choice story book. You start out as Robinson,...

Robinson Crusoe Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

Robinson Crusoe is an interactive book combined with an adventure game based on the 1719 classic of the same name.The...

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