23 June 2024

Adventure Games


Adventure games are categorized by the style of gameplay, not the story or content. And while technology has given developers new options to explore storytelling in the genre, at a basic level, adventure games haven’t evolved much from their text-based origins.

In adventure games, players usually interact with their environment and other characters to solve puzzles with clues to progress the story or gameplay. Aside from an occasional mini-game, adventure games rarely involve any traditional video game action elements. Thus, the genre isn’t very popular with mainstream gamers.

Fun FactMyst is considered the most successful adventure game of all time. The game was released at a time many consider the height of the genre—in 1993—and became the best-selling PC game of all time. The game also introduced consumers to the era of CD-ROM gaming.