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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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Sherlock Holmes DS and the Mystery of Osborne House Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Some days before Christmas, Dr. Watson finishes work with his patients and returns to Baker Street to find his friend...

Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985) and Macintosh (1985)

Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow" is the first title in the short-lived Living Literature series of interactive fiction titles by...

Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Based on a series of books by French author Maurice Leblanc, this is the 4th mystery adventure game in Frogwares'...

Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Wii (2011)

Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson have been invited to a reception in Sherringford Hall. The wealthy industrial...

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

This is an iOS conversion of Gerald Lientz's 1987 gamebook, initially published by Berkley and Iron Crown Enterprises. The player...

Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 2: The Black River Emerald iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

This is an iOS conversion of Peter Ryan's 1987 gamebook, initially published by Berkley and Iron Crown Enterprises. The player...

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and iPad (2013)

Sherlock Holmes, with the help of Dr. John H. Watson, investigates strange disappearances in relation to the activity of a...

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Remastered Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

An updated version of the original adventure Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, the Remastered Edition enhances the original game with an...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

A text adventure in which the player takes up the mantle of Sherlock, called upon to investigate into the business...

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2010)

Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet is an adventure game with the classic character created by Arthur Conan...

Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986) and Apple II (1986)

Text adventure based on Arthur Conan Doyle's famous character. You play as Sherlock and must solve a mystery using interrogation...

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

On August 31, 1888, a horribly mutilated body of a "lady of the night" is found in Whitechapel, London. The...

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988) and Macintosh (1988)

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes reads in a newspaper that the Tower of London has been closed for "reasons of...

Sherwood Forest Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

Sherwood Forest is an graphic adventure game with a text parser. You play Robin Hood and your goal is to...

She'sn SEGA Saturn Front Cover Also a manual

SEGA Saturn (1998)

She'sn (aka "season") is a visual novel love adventure game which focuses on a four different stories through all four...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

An unlicensed release for the PC Engine (TurboGrafx) CD console, Shiawase Usagi describes an episode in the life of a...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

The second Shiawase Usagi game contains two scenarios, of which one, dubbed Sailor Z, is non-interactive: it is a parody...

Shine Windows Front Cover

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

German-produced game Shine is a typical Myst-like 1st-person perspective adventure game with pre-rendered backdrops. In this game you will become...

Shine: Kotoba o Tsumuide PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

The protagonist of the story want to pursue a career as a photographer. He departed for a trip to a...

Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica is the first Polyphonica release for PlayStation 2 and features the first few episodes of the story...

Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica: 0-4 Hanashi Full Pack PSP Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PSP (2008)

This release contains both parts of the PS2 version of the Polyphonica game. For the PSP version this is the...

Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica: 3&4 Hanashi Kanketsuhen PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

This game contains the final two episodes of the story, and is a sequel to and continuation of Shinkyoku Sōkai...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

Shin Onryō Senki is a remake of Onryō Senki. The story and most of the dialogues remain the same as...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

The first of the follow-ups to the two Shiawase Usagi games is a completely pornographic product, consisting of a drawn-out...

TurboGrafx CD (1997)

This installment of Shiawase Usagi abandons the heroines of the two previous games in favor of characters curiously named after...

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