Glossary

A Way Out

A Way Out

Release date: 2018 (03/31/2018)

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Electronic Arts

A Way Out is an action-adventure game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts under their EA Originals program. It is the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares after Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game has no single-player option: it is only playable in either online or local split screen co-op between two players. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 23, 2018, selling over a million copies in two weeks.

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery

Release date: 2009 (12/17/2009)

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Apple IOS

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is a video game for the Nintendo DS and iOS developed by Griptonite Games and written by Darby McDevitt. It's part of the Assassin's Creed series of video games. Ubisoft's producer Ben Mattes officially revealed the development of the game in Apple Inc.'s keynote speech on September 9, 2009, for a November 17 release. The iOS version was delayed, but Ubisoft did not comment with a reason for the delay. In contrast to Altaïr's Chronicles, the previous title in the A…

Adrift

Adrift

Release date: 2016

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: 505 Games

Adrift (stylized as ADR1FT) is a first-person adventure video game developed by Three One Zero and published by 505 Games. It was released on March 28, 2016 for Microsoft Windows and July 15, 2016 for PlayStation 4. An Xbox One version of the game was planned but has been cancelled. The story follows an astronaut, who floats through the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory of the incident. Over the course of the game, players find clues that piece together the events of the incid…

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine

Release date: 2006

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Himalaya Studios

Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine is an adventure game created by Himalaya Studios for the PC.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles

Assassin's Creed Chronicles

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Chronicles is a sub-series of video games in the Assassin's Creed franchise. The series consists of three games developed by Climax Studios and published by Ubisoft. The games feature new protagonists and a design that is new to the franchise, a 2.5D world inspired by traditional brush paintings. The first entry, Assassin's Creed: China, was released on April 21, 2015, on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The second entry, Assassin's Creed: India, was released on Ja…

Afterparty

Release date: 2019

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, XBox One

Publishers: Night School Studio

Afterparty is an adventure video game by Night School Studio for macOS, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One platforms in October 2019 and Nintendo Switch in March 2020. Set in Hell, themed as a college town, the player navigates conversations, outdrinks Satan, and returns two best friends from the afterlife.

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin

Release date: 2002

Genres: Adventure, Role-playing, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Wanadoo Edition, 1C Company

Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin is a 2001 adventure video game, developed by Cryo Interactive and published by Wanadoo Edition. Arthur's Knights II: The Secret of Merlin follows 2000's Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry. The player takes the role of a knight of King Arthur.

Aether

Aether

Release date: 2008

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

Publishers: Armor Games

Aether is a video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel and published by Armor Games, released on September 3, 2008. Players control a lonely boy and an octopus-like monster that the boy encounters, solving puzzles on different planets to restore them from monochrome to color. The pair travel through space by swinging on clouds and asteroids with the monster's elongated tongue, searching other planets for life to which the boy can relate. It is also a part of The Basement Collection.…

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Master System, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Strategic Simulations, U.S. Gold Pony Canyon

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance is a video game released in January 1988 for various home computer systems and consoles. The game is based on the first Dragonlance campaign module for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, Dragons of Despair, and the first Dragonlance novel Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Heroes of the Lance focuses on the journey of eight heroes through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, where they must face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the reli…

Arc Symphony

Release date: 2017

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers:

Arc Symphony is an adventure video game developed by Matilde Park and Penelope Evans, and released on May 15, 2017, both as a browser game and in a downloadable version for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, and Linux. The player takes the role of a formerly active user of a Usenet newsgroup for a fictional Japanese role-playing game (JRPG), also titled Arc Symphony, and reads messages from the game's characters. As part of the game's release, fake game boxes for the JRPG, in the style of those for PlayS…

American Dream

Release date: 1989

Genres: Adventure

Publishers: Coconuts Japan

American Dream (アメリカンドリーム, "American Dream") is a Family Computer video game that was released in 1989 to an exclusively Japanese market.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release date: 2019

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Focus Home Interactive

A Plague Tale: Innocence is an action-adventure horror stealth game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Release date: 1989

Genres: Adventure

Publishers: Wolf Team

Arcus II: Silent Symphony (アークスII サイレントシンフォニー, Ākusu II Sairento Shinfonī) is a computer game developed and released in Japan by Wolf Team. Narumi Kakinouchi, co-creator of Vampire Princess Miyu, was the art director for this game. The music for the game was composed by Masaaki Uno, Motoi Sakuraba, and Yasunori Shiono.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Origins is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the tenth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series and the successor to 2015's Assassin's Creed Syndicate. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 27, 2017. The game is set in Ancient Egypt near the end of the Ptolemaic period (49–44 BC) and recounts the secret fictional history of real-world events. The story follows a M…

A-Rank Thunder Tanjouhen

A-Rank Thunder Tanjouhen

Release date: 1993

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Sega Mega-CD

Publishers: Telenet

A-Rank Thunder Tanjouhen (Aランクサンダー 誕生編) is an adventure game released in 1993 on Mega-CD. The game was developed by Riot and released by Telenet. The game's cover art was created by Yasushi Nirasawa, in his position as a model-builder for Hobby Japan magazine.

A Blind Legend

A Blind Legend

Release date: 2016

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Plug In Digital

A Blind Legend is an action-adventure video game. The game is published by French studio Plug In Digital, and developed by Dowino for Microsoft Windows. The game is without video/graphics, and headphones are used to play this game.

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire

Release date: 2001

Genres: Action, Adventure, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Disney Interactive

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire is a movie based video game based on Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The game was developed by Zombie Studios and published by Disney Interactive. It was released on May 18, 2001 alongside the film exclusively for the Microsoft Windows platform. It is a first-person action-adventure game and is the second of two games developed by Zombie based on the film.

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express

Release date: 2006

Genres: Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: The Adventure Company

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is a 2006 adventure game developed by AWE Productions and published by The Adventure Company for Microsoft Windows. It is the second installment in The Adventure Company's Agatha Christie series. The setting is five years before the events in Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None, with a largely unrelated storyline. The plot follows an amateur sleuth, Antoinette Marceau, and her investigation of a murder with twelve possible suspects aboard the …

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Release date: 2010

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Disney Interactive Studios

Alice in Wonderland is action-adventure video game published by Disney Interactive Studios. Based on the Tim Burton's 2010 film of the same name, it was released in the same week as the film for the Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows PC and Zeebo, with the soundtrack being composed by video game music composer Richard Jacques. The Wii, DS, and PC versions were released on March 2, 2010. The DS game is completely different from the Wii and PC versions.

Avalon

Avalon

Release date: 1984

Genres: Adventure, Arcade

Publishers: Hewson Consultants

Avalon (with the tagline The 3D Adventure Movie on the box cover) is an action-adventure game written by Steve Turner for the ZX Spectrum and published by Hewson Consultants in 1984. Avalon was followed by a sequel in 1985, Dragontorc.