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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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Windows (2006)

You play the role of fictional Lovecraftian occultist and paranormal scholar Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt, celebrated author of Unaussprechlichen Kulten,...

DOS (1986)

In this mid-'80s text adventure, the player finds themselves a passenger on the doomed Titanic and must find some way...

Beyond the Wall of Stars Macintosh Front Cover

DOS (1992), Windows 3.x (1992) and Macintosh (1992)

The planet Caladon is in trouble and needs help. In this story, you will become part of the expedition team...

Beyond Time Windows Front Cover

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

Beyond Time is an inventory-based, mouse-driven adventure game based on the novel Obelisk by Dr. Judith Kaye Jones. "Obelisk" was...

Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013)

The story focuses on the life of a young girl, Jodie, who has a special ability to see or feel...

Beyond: Two Souls (Special Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013)

The Special Edition comes in a metal case and includes: Main game Beyond: Two Souls Digital Soundtrack Exclusive extra game...

Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Apple II (1987), Apple IIgs (1988), Commodore 128 (1987) and Macintosh (1987)

Aimlessly wandering through the Southlands of Quendor, the hero of the game encounters the Implementors, powerful beings who warn him...

Windows (2006)

Everything is not as it seems in the school grounds, rumors run amok about students practicing black magic, and a...

Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Biff isn't a nice chimp as he keeps being rude to his Mother, but his Mother has had enough and...

Bi-Fi Roll: Action in Hollywood DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Amiga (1994)

Bi-Fi 2: Action in Hollywood is an advertorial adventure for "Bi-Fi", a popular salami brand in Germany. Players take the...

Big Brain Wolf Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Big Brain Wolf is an animated third-person adventure game with a warped sense of humour. You play as "Wolf" -...

Big Bug Bang: Le Retour de Commander Blood DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

The third part of the Blood trilogy, this game is set at the very dawn of time: Mere nanoseconds after...

Big City Adventure: New York City Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Big City Adventure: New York City is the third entry in a series of hidden object games focusing on locations...

Big City Adventure: Sydney, Australia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Your family, after visiting San Francisco in Big City Adventure: San Francisco, is now in Sydney. But she's not alone...

Big City Adventure: Vancouver Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Big City Adventure: Vancouver is the fourth entry in a series of hidden object games using a famous city as...

Big City Adventure: Vancouver (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Collector's Edition of Big City Adventure: Vancouver comes with an integrated, context-sensitive strategy guide, concept art, wallpapers, a screensaver,...

Biggest Little Adventure Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

In the early twenties, a delivery man called Louis brings a package to the manor of Ruby, a wealthy young...

The Big Red Adventure DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1997)

The Big Red Adventure is a point-and-click adventure taking place in Russia after Michael Gorbatsjov's Perestroika. You move your character...

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

The Big Sleaze is a humorous text adventure which parodies the detective genre. It is set in the late 1930's...

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Based on the movie. You control Bill & Ted- Rufus, a time travelling "dude" from the future, gives you use...

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1991)

The Lynx title based on the Keanu Reeves/Alex Winter film franchise actually takes place after the second film, Bill and...

Browser (2011)

A sequel of sorts to 2001's Vicious Cycles, this game also casts the player as an agent, implanted into the...

PC-98 (1996)

The content of the game can be easily deduced from its title ("Kinbaku Jinmon Densetsu" means the legend of bondage...

Bionic Commando Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

This game tells the adventures of a solder named Rad Spencer, who has a bionic arm that allows him to...

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

The year is 2099. You're in London, but the world is different now. Thanks to the ramifications of global warming...

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