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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-98 (1988), FM Towns (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1988)

Soft de Hard na Monogatari is the third entry in System Sacom's Novel Ware series. The story has humorous overtones...

PC-98 (1989), FM Towns (1989) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Hiroshi Saijo has done the impossible: when his father fell ill, he managed his software company with success. Now his...

Softgold presents: LucasArts Top Adventures (CD-Rom Edition) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

This compilation includes the following 3 LucasArts adventure classics: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Maniac Mansion: Day of...

Softgold presents: LucasArts Top Adventures (CD-Rom Edition 2) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

This compilation includes the following 3 LucasArts adventure classics: Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle Sam & Max Hit the...

Softporn Adventure Apple II Front Cover

DOS (1991), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981) and Browser (2002)

Softporn Adventure is a comedic, adult-oriented adventure game, originally written by Chuck Benton for Apple II and became the inspiration...

DOS (1995)

(In)famous for jokes about it, the Polish city of Wąchock is the place where the story of the Polish adventure...

NES (1994)

Somari the Adventurer is a Sonic the Hedgehog port for the NES, with a twist. Instead of Sonic, the player...

Something Special: Zoe's American Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

At the wedding of her sister, a young and lonely woman called Zoe is hired by her eccentric aunt to...

Windows (2011)

A young photographer, hoping to make it big, is at a concert taking photos for the band. While he's working...

SoniComi: Communication with Sonico (Shokai Genteiban) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

This limited-edition release of SoniComi includes the game along with several bonus items: A "SuzuComi" drama CD A set of...

Son of Hunky Punk Android Front Cover

Android (2013)

This is an emulator of multiple text adventure virtual machines, allowing play of games written in Z-code and with TADS....

The Sons of the Cherry Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

This multiple-choice game, part of the Waking Cassandra cycle of multimedia presentations, puts the player in charge of making the...

Sophie's World Windows Front Cover

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

Sophie's World is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Jostein Gaarder. As in the book, you...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Sorairo no Organ: Remix is a PlayStation 2 port of a PC (Windows) game Sorairo no Organ which has decreased...

Sorairo no Organ: Remix (Shokai Genteiban) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a First Print Limited Edition release which contains: Sorairo no Organ: Remix Remix CD

Sorcerer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), TRS-80 (1984), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

Following the defeat of the evil krill in Enchanter, the intrepid apprentice have become a full member of the Circle,...

Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1993), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1985), TI-99/4A (1984), TRS-80 (1984), Dragon 32/64 (1984), Browser (2005) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Number 13 in the Adventure series from Scott Adams, and the first which was never released in all-text format (except...

Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1979), TRS-80 (1979) and Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Sorcerer's Castle Adventure is a text adventure with a twist. The player starts in an enchanted forest, where every location...

DOS (2002)

The Sorceror's Appraisal is an adventure game starring Davy Jones, a magician of the Reality-on-the-Norm universe. He wants to prove...

Sorcery! Android Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2014) and iPad (2013)

While the previous game adaptation of The Shamutanti Hills, the first quarter of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! gamebook series, was a...

Soredemo, Watashi wa Aishiteiru Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

A delinquent student named Tōma Kikukawa has been called up to the roof by class representative Miyu. She always berates...

PC-98 (1991) and FM Towns (1991)

A young man named Hidetsugu dreams of having a girlfriend. One day he meets a girl on the street and...

S.O.S. Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

Sydney the Droid has crash-landed his plane on Alpha Five, and he must search the city for the plane radio...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

This enhanced version of the earlier computer release allows the player to play either of the games directly from the...

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

Sotsugyō Shashin / Miki consists of two Japanese-style adventure games that were not released separately before. Both focus on the...

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