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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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The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

An Interactive Springfield from the TV show The Simpsons. You can walk around and visit various locations from the show....

Sinbad ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

As Sinbad the pirate, you have not been successful recently, and there is mutiny brewing among your crew. The only...

Sinbad & the Golden Ship ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986)

In their war against the Greeks, the Persians constructed a Golden Ship to give them the advantage. Alas, before reaching...

Sinister City Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

John's search for his bride Nina brings him to a bizarre place called Sinister City, where he finds a hypnosis...

Sinking Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Walter Jones, an eccentric billionaire, is found dead on the Maldivian island of Sagorah. There, he had built an enormous...

Siren PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Siren is a Japanese survival horror game which takes place in a small town where almost all of the people...

Browser (2000)

Sir Randolph and the Hideous Ogre is a short point-and-click adventure with an emphasis on comical situations and dialogue. Sir...

Browser (2000)

Sir Randolph and the Ogre's Hovel is the direct sequel to Hideous Ogre and follows the adventures of Sir Randolph...

Amiga (1998) and Amiga CD32 (1998)

Sixth Sense Investigations is a game in the same style as the old LucasArts adventure games. The story is about...

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...

Commodore 64 (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

You have discovered a map of Skull Island in your Great Grandfather's sea chest containing cryptic signs and a treasure...

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...

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