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Release Date: September 10, 2007 (NA)
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: Adventure


I love Oblivion. The Game of the Year Edition of Oblivion included a few new add-ons, including the very entertaining 'Shivering Isles' expansion, which is an add-on that lasts longer than most stand-alone commercial games. It's the Oblivion I loved, plus a tad more.

Want to know what I think of the regular game? Read on to the next entry...
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Release Date: March 20, 2007 (NA)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: Adventure


The best thing about Oblivion was when I realized that I had put over 60 hours of gameplay in....But had never finished the first mission of the main story yet. I had gotten so caught up in exploring this massive world, doing side quests, and taking part in fisticuffs with the residents of the world (including the wildlife...nothing beats boxing a bear) that I had forgotten that there was an actual main story to be found. Oblivion may be sandbox-style gameplay at its finest.
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Release Date: November 19, 2006 (NA)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Adventure

The main complaint I hear regarding this game is that it's an Ocarina of Time clone...Considering that Ocarina of Time is generally thought of as the greatest game ever made, I dare argue that cloning that game and making some tweaks and changes is something that Twilight Princess should be complimented on rather than have held against it. That being said, Twilight Princess very well may be my favorite Zelda game that I've ever played. I know I'm definitely in the minority with saying that, but what can I say? I enjoy this game a lot.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - PlayStation 3
Release Date: November 11, 2011 (NA/EU/AU)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Genre: Adventure

I think that, overall, I enjoy Oblivion more than Skyrim. That's taking nothing away from the fifth entry in the Elder Scroll series at all - it's an absolutely great game, and I do prefer taking down dragons to closing Oblivion gates...But there's something I can't put my finger on that Skyrim lacks and Oblivion has that makes me prefer my time in one game more than the other. Anyway, if you're looking for some great sandbox-style gameplay, Skyrim is an excellent choice. It's so well done that even its glitches (which aren't as bad or often as Fallout 3 or New Vegas, in my experience) don't hold the game back much. If you haven't played an Elder Scrolls game yet, give Skyrim a shot. It'll likely hook you.
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Release Date: November 21, 1998 (JP)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Adventure

A lot of people consider this game to be the greatest game ever made. Back when it was created, it very well could have been. The series' evolution from 2D masterpieces to 3D was nearly flawless in comparison to other games of its time. I really hate using this word because it's so overused, but the only real way to describe this game is epic. Later games in the Zelda franchise have improved on some of the 3D designs that haven't aged so well, like the combat, but this is still a great game and well worth playing through today. It's always a contender for "greatest game ever made" for a reason, you know.
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Silent Hill - PlayStation
Release Date: January 31, 1999 (NA)
Publisher: Konami
Developer: KCET
Genre: Adventure - Survival Horror

After Resident Evil was released, a ton of sub-par survival horror clones were published by various companies....Then came Silent Hill, which at first glance may look like a Resident Evil clone, but Resident Evil is like Sesame Street compared to Silent Hill. This game is dark, demented, and relies on psychology to scare the player rather than cheap tricks like a dog jumping through a window. Many people think that Silent Hill 2 is the best game in the series...Personally, I prefer the original and would gladly journey through Silent Hill in the shoes of Harry Mason again today.
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Heavy Rain - PlayStation 3
Release Date: February 18, 2010 (JP)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Quantic Dream
Genre: Adventure

I liked Indigo Prophecy a lot...Until it transformed into a horrible sci-fi story with a plot that made less and less sense as the game continued on. So, when Heavy Rain was announced, I was excited, but also dreading a similar outcome. Thankfully, Quantic Dream took the great aspects of Indigo Prophecy and improved upon them...And it included a well-made, interesting story, to boot. I gladly played the game repeatedly just to see how the game world would react to the different choices I made in the many different situations I found myself in.
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Release Date: October 18, 2005 (NA)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Genre: Adventure

Fable: The Lost Chapters is essentially the Platinum Hits version of Fable...Except rather than simply re-release Fable with a fancy new package, Lionhead opted to add in a bunch of new content...Probably another ten or so hours worth...Including a new, giant final boss. This is still my favorite entry in the Fable franchise to this day. Want to know my thoughts on the regular game?...Well, take a gander below.
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Fable - Xbox
Release Date: September 14, 2004 (NA)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Genre: Adventure

Yeah, it didn't live up to how it was promised to be...But that's okay because we got an absolutely amazing game anyway. While not perfect by any stretch, Fable is addictive fun and just chock full of personality. There aren't many other games out there where you can wear a chicken head mask, disco dance in your underwear, and have people fall in love with you as a result, afterall. All that aside, the later games in the Fable series pale in comparison to the original in terms of gameplay. When I want to venture to the world of Albion, I go there via the original.
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Mass Effect - Xbox 360
Release Date: March 20, 2006 (NA)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: BioWare
Genre: Adventure

Mass Effect started out kind of rocky with me. When I first played through it, I thought it was so-so...And eventually got bored. I played it again a year or so later and really found myself enjoying it a lot. That second time was enough to motivate me to visit the game a few games again since then, and each time I enjoy it all the same. The first Mass Effect is still my favorite in terms of gameplay, story, and exploration. The two sequels just don't live up to this one, in my opinion.
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Fallout 3 - PlayStation 3
Release Date: October 27, 2008 (NA)
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Genre: Adventure

Like the concept of Oblivion, but want to use guns and explosives? Fallout 3 is for you. While I prefer Oblivion to Fallout 3, I can't deny that I have a soft spot for sneaking a landmine into the inventory of an unsuspecting Super Mutant I managed to sneak up on. I honestly can't get enough of the Elder Scrolls and Fallout style of games....Even if they do seem to only get buggier and buggier with each release.
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The Legend of Zelda - Famicom and NES
Release Date: August 22, 1987 (NA)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Adventure

Perfection. The initial Legend of Zelda was Nintendo's first attempt at an action-adventure game and it was pretty much perfectly designed. From the vast overworld to explore, to the dungeons to conquer, to the second quest that unlocks after completing the game...It's all just designed in a near flawless manner. Later games in the series have had fancier graphics and various gimmicks added, but the original Legend of Zelda didn't need any gimmicks - it was, and still is, one of the best games ever created.
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Release Date: December 13, 2002 (JP)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Adventure

Say what you want about the cel-shaded graphics, cartoon-like antics, and child-friendly approach to Wind Waker...But at its core, this is still a Legend of Zelda game and the quality of this title is what you'd expect from the franchise. I, personally, found the art style that they went with to be a refreshing take on the series...And, quite frankly, everything looked absolutely beautiful. Yeah, everyone wanted to play as an adult Link when this came out...But honestly, Nintendo proved with Wind Waker that playing as a child Link can be just as fun.
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The Walking Dead - Season 1 - PlayStation 3
Release Date: December 11, 2012 (NA)
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games
Genre: Adventure

The Walking Dead is a pretty nifty game that has a great story that pushes you along mixed in with a point-and-click adventure game with some action elements and quick-time events to give the game enough action to go along with the puzzles and difficult decisions along the way. I didn't quite buy all of the hype of this being 2012's Game of the Year by so many publications and websites, but after playing it, I understand why it got the hype it did. It's entertaining, it's fun, and with so many branching points in the story, it's a game that you can play over and over again and get different scenarios and conversations. It's fantastic. If you haven't played it yet, play it. You'll be glad you did.
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Adventure - Atari 2600
Release Date: 1979 (NA)
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Atari
Genre: Adventure

Adventure is basically the game that started the "adventure" genre. It laid down the groundwork for games like the Legend of Zelda to come along and improve upon. Playing Adventure today, you'll be able to see the similarities between this game and the 2D Zelda titles. But anyway, Adventure was fantastic back when it was released, and it's still pretty fun today. It's also got an awesome cheesiness factor to it since you're controlling a dot and fighting dragons that look like seahorses. Good fun.
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The Last of Us - PlayStation 3
Release Date: June 14, 2013 (NA/EU/AU)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog
Genre: Adventure

Much like BioShock Infinite earlier in the year, The Last of Us has gotten a mind-boggling amount of perfect 10 out of 10 scores from various publications and websites...And much like BioShock Infinite, I'll have to question whether this game deserves that much praise. It's a great game, don't get me wrong, but it's not 10 out of 10 great. It's a solid 9 and there's nothing wrong with that. This is a survival horror-style game, light on the horror, where you're put up against hordes of enemies with minimal supplies and ammo. The fun lies in using your brain rather than your firepower to take down your foes with traps and stealth. The story is pretty nice as well, and a nice little bit of motivation to keep you playing longer than you would have liked to.
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Beyond Good & Evil - GameCube
Release Date: December 11, 2003 (NA)
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
Genre: Adventure

So under-appreciated by the masses that it's ridiculous, Beyond Good & Evil was loved by critics and pretty much anyone who actually took the time to play the game through from beginning to end. Unfortunately, the number of folks that did that is very low...So low, that I recall this game in discount bins for $20 within a few months of its release. That's a shame, too, because Beyond Good & Evil is really, really good. In the twelve years since it released, some of the controls have aged a bit, but otherwise it's still just as fun as it was when it first came out. If you haven't played it yet, give it a try. Chances are you'll be glad that you did.
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The Cat Lady - PC Games
Release Date: December 7, 2012 (NA)
Publisher: Harvester Games
Developer: Harvester Games
Genre: Adventure - Point-and-Click

I absolutely LOVE this game. The Cat Lady starts out as a very, very dark game - any game where you're required to chop your arm off to advance on is probably pretty dark. However, the Cat Lady isn't just dark, with some light-hearted moments tossed in with the twisted stuff, I fell in love with the game's story. It's not without its faults - I still don't get where the stranger that visits Susan's apartment exactly fits into the story, he seemed out of place to me...But otherwise, I really enjoyed experiencing Susan Ashworth's story. With a great art design that helps it stick out as much as the story, and great controls the Cat Lady is easily one of the best point-and-click adventure games that I have ever played.
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Release Date: September 15, 2005 (NA)
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Adventure

I was mildly interested in playing this game when it first came out...And then when I finally gave it a try, I absolutely fell in love with it. Between the puzzle-like cases that involve you trying to defend your client from being framed for crimes that they didn't commit and the sense of humor tossed in here and there for good measure, I just could not put this game down once I started to play. If I say that this is the best adventure game available on the Nintendo DS, or maybe even on handhelds in general, I don't think that too many folks have a good argument for throwing an "OBJECTION!" my way for making that comment...Phoenix Wright is that good.
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The Stanley Parable - PC Games
Release Date: October 17, 2013 (NA)
Publisher: Galactic Cafe
Developer: Davey Wreden
Genre: Adventure

The Stanley Parable pretty much instantly became one of my favorite games. The sense of humor found here is quite well done and just exploring around to do pretty much anything but what the narrator says is quite fun. Makes me feel like a rebel...like I should be wearing a leather jacket, smearing grease in my hair, and smoking a pack of cigarettes as I play. But anyway, this game is tremendous and I hope you'll give it a chance if you haven't already done so.
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Uncharted: Golden Abyss - PlayStation Vita
Release Date: December 17, 2011 (JP)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Bend Studio
Genre: Adventure

I didn't think I'd be crazy about this game, but it surprised me. To me, this is the ultimate game to show off what the Vita is capable off as far as launch titles are concerned. Uncharted manages to work in ways to introduce players to how the Vita can be used, with the front and rear touch screens, the light sensitivity of the rear touch screen, the motion sensors...It shows off what the Vita can do, but without it hindering the experience. On top of that, I could easily see this being released on a console...But instead, this is in portable form to play wherever and whenever. That said, it's not perfect, with deaths often feeling cheap rather than your own fault...but Golden Abyss is a very solid title well worth the shelf space for any Vita owner.
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Jade Empire - Xbox
Release Date: April 12, 2005 (NA)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: BioWare
Genre: Adventure

When I first played Jade Empire, I honestly did not expect much out of it...And the next thing I knew, I had put about nine hours into the game in a single sitting, not wanting to put the controller down. For those not familiar with the style of the game, think about the first Mass Effect's gameplay, but based in China's past. It's not a completely accurate comparison, mind you, but it gives you a mild idea of what to expect here. The game's environments and soundtracks are absolutely beautiful, as well. I would love to see a current-gen sequel to this title if only for the visual aspects. I'd love to just wander around and admire the world around me like I did in this game, except in HD.
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Aztec Adventure - Sega Master System
Release Date: September 20, 1987 (JP)
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Sega
Genre: Adventure

I really wish that more people were exposed to this gem. Aztec Adventure has a top-down view, exploration of the world, and combat similar to Legend of Zelda. You've even got various items to use, like a weapon for attacking, fire for attacking or burning down pesky trees in your way, and even bags of money, which can be used to bribe certain enemies to fight by your side. Wandering around alone is fun by itself, but the strategy of buying the services of some enemies rather than fighting them adds a unique element to the game. I hope that this game gets ported over to the Wii or Wii U's Virtual Console at some point. It deserves a whole lot more attention than it currently has.
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Batman: Arkham Asylum - PlayStation 3
Release Date: August 25, 2009 (NA)
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Genre: Adventure

Batman: Arkham Asylum is essentially a 3D Zelda game. It's so Zelda-ey that even many of the gadgets that Batman uses are similar to stuff found in the Zelda games...Grappling hooks, boomerangs, explosives...All Zelda. That's not a knock on Arkham Asylum in the slightest, 'cause it doesn't come across as a Zelda rip-off when you play. I don't feel that the game is quite as great as everyone says it is, but it's definitely one of the better games to come out in its console generation, and easily one of the best Batman titles ever released.
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P.T. - PlayStation Network
Release Date: August 12, 2014 (NA)
Publisher: 7780s Studio
Developer: 7780s Studio
Genre: Adventure - Horror

P.T. stands for "Promotional Teaser" or "Playable Teaser" (I've seen it listed as both, so I'll name both) and is called a demo...But in my opinion, it's not. Demos generally are a demonstration of a game with no end or goal, where as P.T. is a complete, albeit short, game and serves as a very good promotional tool to get folks ready for the new Silent Hill game with Hideo Kojima at the helm. It's been a long time since a game created this kind of creepy atmosphere in my opinion. If Silent Hills is only a fraction of what this amazing free game is in terms of scares and atmosphere, then I think the Silent Hill franchise will finally regain much of its lost popularity.
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Release Date: January 28, 2014 (NA)
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Nixxes Software
Genre: Adventure

Square Enix successfully resurrected the Tomb Raider franchise with a game simply called "Tomb Raider." That game became the best game in the franchise with a great overall experience. Fast forward a year and it has been re-released as the "Definitive Edition" with updated graphics and a few other bells and whistles...And it's still just as fun as it was a year prior. If you haven't played the original, the next-gen Definitive Edition is definitely a must-buy.
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Release Date: September 2, 2014 (NA)
Publisher: Mojang AB
Developer: 4J Studios
Genre: Adventure

I'm VERY late to the Minecraft party. I first heard about it about 6 years ago on a podcast, and it sounded really interesting to me...But I never bothered to sit down and give this little-known game a try. Fast forward and now the world is obsessed with this game and while I've known about it for a long time, I am just now finally playing it for the first time. It's good. This being a console version, I'm assuming that the PC version is better, since that's what it was originally designed for, but this console edition is still quite good in its own right. Whether you like building things or just exploring the world around you, Minecraft has plenty to to love.
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Jazzpunk - PC Games
Release Date: February 7, 2014 (NA)
Publisher: Adult Swim Games
Developer: Necrophone
Genre: Adventure

I want to have surgery done so that I'm able to have this game's babies. Jazzpunk is a short li'l adventure game loaded with humor, and plenty of the immature kind, too...You sit on a whoopie cushion in the first few minutes of the game. If you just play straight through, you can probably beat it in an hour or so, but there's plenty to discover by just walking around and interacting with things and people that have nothing to do with the story. I beat the game multiple times just to ensure that I saw everything that this game has to offer...And then again just because I like it enough to do so. This game is fantastic.
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Brave Fencer Musashi - PlayStation
Release Date: July 16, 1998 (JP)
Publisher: Squaresoft
Developer: Squaresoft
Genre: Adventure

I remember that when Brave Fencer Musashi came out, some video game magazines claimed that it was Squaresoft's attempt at creating a Zelda killer. I never really saw the comparison, honestly. I'd compare this game more to Kirby than any other Nintendo franchise. I did, however, fall in love with this game almost immediately. Exploring around, finding villagers, absorbing enemy skills, and just interacting with and watching all of the entertaining characters in the game - it's just fun from beginning to end. It has some flaws, sure, but if you like action adventure games and if you like humor, then you'll probably fall in love with this gem, just like I did.
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Gone Home - PC Games
Release Date: August 15, 2013 (NA)
Publisher: The Fullbright Company
Developer: The Fullbright Company
Genre: Adventure

Gone Home encourages exploration, as you wander through a house and unravel the mystery of why your parents and sister aren't there to greet you as you return for college. Digging through everything to unravel the mystery is pretty fun, and the simple aspect of turning on and off lights acts both as a neat way to set an uneasy atmosphere and a neat way to remind yourself what rooms you've already visited and explored. I also like how the story ended up being completely different from what I thought it would be. It's good stuff. It took me around an hour and fifteen minutes or so to make my way through to the end, so if you're looking for a nice, interesting game to pass a little time, Gone Home is fantastic.
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Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Release Date: October 29, 1992 (NA)
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Climax Entertainment
Genre: Adventure

I always kinda thought that Landstalker was Sega's attempt at a Zelda game...and in a few ways, it worked. Landstalker is an excellent, addicting adventure game...the only thing preventing me from giving it a higher score is the isometric viewpoint, which makes some of the platforming in the game downright maddening. Isometric platforming excluded, this is a fantastic game that is worth tracking down, especially if you're into the action-adventure genre.
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Hungry Ghosts - PlayStation 2
Release Date: July 31, 2003 (JP)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Deep Space
Genre: Adventure - Horror

I like this game. A lot. Hungry Ghosts is a first-person survival horror game - but not your typical one. You're equipped with a spear and a crossbow and make your way into the underworld to encounter ghastly creatures. Having a spear to stab oncoming enemies in the face is kind of fun. It's also fun using the spear to shatter any and all breakable objects in your path to see what you find inside. It's also interesting investigating things as you come across them, too. If you're into survival horror, then this is definitely a PS2 game worth importing from the Land of the Rising Sun.
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Onimusha: Warlords - PlayStation 2
Release Date: January 25, 2001 (JP)
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Adventure

Take the early Resident Evil games, toss 'em in a blender with Japanese folklore and you've got yourself Onimusha: Warlords, the first PS2 title to hit one million copies sold. It was one of the best early PS2 titles with beautiful scenery and interesting enemy designs mixed with fun gameplay and a nifty story. The only major gripe I've had with the game is that the Resident Evil tank-like controls work fine when the combat isn't exactly fast, like against zombies. In Onimusha, however, there's a lot of sword fighting going on, and the tank controls are very awkward to use when trying to hit-and-move some of the enemies. Overall, though, there's a reason this game sold so well - it's really good. Give it a try.
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Anodyne - PC Games
Release Date: February 4, 2013 (NA)
Publisher: Analgesic Productions
Developer: Analgesic Productions
Genre: Adventure

At first glance, Anodyne is a total Zelda rip-off...But after you play for a while, you'll begin to see that past the similarities of Anodyne and the 2D Zelda games, Anodyne has a personality all of its own. Instead of swinging a sword, Young, the protagonist, wields a broom. Using the broom he can sweep up dirt to help aid him during the quest. While that may sound kiddy, don't be mistaken, this is a dark game that's ultimately about facing your inner demons, so to speak. The various level designs are impressive, as is the beautifully-done soundtrack. What may be the most impressive is that this was all done by a bunch of students. When I was in college, all I did was write papers that resulted in the teachers coming up with new rules in what not to do in future papers. I was a trailblazer.
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Chulip - PlayStation 2
Release Date: October 3, 2002 (JP)
Publisher: Natsume
Developer: Punchline
Genre: Adventure

It took five years after its Japanese release before Chulip finally made it to North America...And while it's not the greatest game in the world, for me it was well worth the wait. I absolutely LOVE this game. For those not in the know, Chulip is an adventure game where you're a love-sick boy that wants a girl to love him as much as he loves her. In order to woo her, you must wander around and gain "experience" by kissing random residents of the town. Some you can simply kiss, while others require you to help them in some way, and not always obvious ways, before they'll share a liplock of passion with you. The music alone would make me fall in love with this game...Like the game itself, the melodies you hear are bizarre but downright charming. It's a pretty slow-paced game, and very likely too slow for some, but if you like the bizarre and have patience for a slow game, you'll likely fall in love with this game as well.
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Deadly Premonition - Xbox 360
Release Date: February 17, 2010 (NA)
Publisher: Ignition Entertainment
Developer: Access Games
Genre: Adventure - Horror

Deadly Premonition is best described as a sandbox-style horror game, where you've got free roam of a quiet, little town known as Greenvale. I absolutely love this game, despite my rating for it. It's just so charming and interesting from beginning to end...It's hard, even with its faults, not to love it. The problem is that it does have faults, a decent number of them, most in the combat department, and that bogs the game down a bit, hence my rating for it....But I still love it, faults and all.
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Infinity Blade - iPhone
Release Date: December 9, 2010 (NA)
Publisher: Epic Games
Developer: Chair Entertainment
Genre: Adventure

I've heard plenty of people claim that Infinity Blade is nothing special - all graphics and no gameplay. I strongly disagree. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! is generally beloved by people...And that's what Infinity Blade is - a point-and-click adventure with Punch-Out!!-style combat. The only real downside to the game is how small the in-game world is, though the world is not linear, which can help prevent too much repetition. I also enjoy how when you die, you don't just continue, you start again around 20 years later as the next generation of your lineage enters the castle. It really is a very good, addicting game. It's not perfect, but it's solid, addicting, and it very likely could steal hours upon hours away from your life.
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Dragon's Lair - Arcade
Release Date: 1983 (NA)
Publisher: Cinematronics
Developer: Cinematronics
Genre: Adventure

Let's face it - the 8-bit arcade graphics of 1983 aren't too impressive to many of us today, but back then, they were amazing...Then along came Dragon's Lair, a game with animation the quality of a Disney studio, and that cartoon you were watching WAS the game. It didn't switch over to 8-bit anything. It was absolutely mind-blowing. The gameplay was simple, but most gameplay back then was, so it can be forgiven. Basically, you watch the movie playing on screen. Then at the appropriate time, hit the correct button to dodge or attack and then watch as you either successfully do your intended move or watch one of the various death scenes. When Dragon's Lair reemerged onto the scene when the CD format started to appear in video games, it still looked amazing, but video games had evolved enough where the basic gameplay left much to be desired....But back in 1983, everything about this game was absolutely amazing.
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Harvest Moon 64 - Nintendo 64
Release Date: February 5, 1999 (JP)
Publisher: Natsume
Developer: Victor Interactive Software
Genre: Adventure

Harvest Moon 64 was the first 3D Harvest Moon game and still holds up as one of the best. If you're looking for guns and fighting, you won't find any of that here. What you will find is a nice, relaxing experience of farming, fishing, and interacting with the townsfolk. If that sounds boring, then give this game a try - you'll be surprised at how fun it all can be. If it sounds fun, then you'll definitely enjoy your time harvesting crops and partaking in the other activities that this game allows.
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Release Date: October 31, 1995 (NA)
Publisher: Cyberdreams
Developer: The Dreamer's Guild
Genre: Adventure - Point-and-Click

The dark story in I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream is fantastic and the five different scenarios you play through (or six if you count the finale) are all unique and interesting in their own right. As far as point-and-click adventures go, this is up there as one of my favorites. My only real wish for the game was that it was a little longer so that we could get better backgrounds on each character. As it is, it's well written, but a little more background could have created more of an emotional attachment (good or bad) to the characters, making each scenario, and the game as a whole, have a little more of an impact. But, as it is, it's fantastic and I highly recommend it to point-and-click adventure fans.
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Darksiders - PlayStation 3
Release Date: January 5, 2010 (NA)
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Vigil Games
Genre: Adventure

Darksiders is basically the love child of God of War and the Legend of Zelda. The game as a whole seems to be modeled after the 3D Zelda games, but when it comes to combat, it feels a lot more like God of War. The end result is a game that kind of feels like something that you've played before, but not necessarily in a bad way. A little originality in the gameplay may have helped Darksiders stand out a bit more, but as it is, it's just a solid game that isn't quite as good as either of the game styles that it emulates...But it's close.
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ToeJam & Earl - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Release Date: March 12, 1992 (NA)
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Toejam and Earl Productions
Genre: Adventure

An old man in a carrot suit is one of the many odd sightings in Toejam and Earl, a game that is moderately entertaining when playing alone...but the fun steps up a notch when playing with a pal. The game is actually very easy...and while I might normally dock a game for that, Toejam and Earl is just so charming that even with the low difficulty and sometimes too-slow pace, that you'll likely want to push forward simply to see what this game throws at you next. There's a reason that this game has a pretty loyal fanbase, afterall.
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Release Date: November 18, 2012 (NA)
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Genre: Adventure

Over a year after its initial release, Batman: Arkham City was slightly modified for the Wii U launch and came with all the downloadable content already on the disk and ready to play. The Wii U version also includes two ways to play with the Wii U controller - you can play mainly with the television, occasionally having to look down at the Wii U controller for specific things like hacking or going through your menus or you can play the entire game just on the controller itself, which may be handy if you live in a household where you share a television and want to play the game, but don't want to hog the tv. If you loved it on the 360/PS3, you'll likely love it here as well...Likewise, if you've never played it before, get it - you'll be in for a treat.
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Afrika - PlayStation 3
Release Date: August 28, 2008 (JP)
Publisher: Natsume
Developer: Rhino Studios
Genre: Adventure

I really enjoyed playing Animal Kingdom on the Wii, but kind of wished that it was aimed a tad more towards adults...Just a few weeks after Animal Kingdom was released, Afrika showed up on North American store shelves and granted me my wish. Animal Kingdom was simplistic and fun. Afrika is simplistic and fun as well, but also has enough complexity to prevent you from getting bored. It is worth mentioning that only people with patience will enjoy this game...There are times where you may just find yourself sitting in one place for five to ten minutes just waiting for an opportunity to take a specific picture that you needed to take. I found that to be relaxing, but others might find it to be frustrating. But anyway, if snapping photos on an African safari sounds fun to you, give Afrika a try - it's quite nice.
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Silent Hill: Downpour - PlayStation 3
Release Date: March 13, 2012 (NA)
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Vatra
Genre: Adventure - Survival Horror

I have mixed feelings about Silent Hill: Downpour. I like it more than a lot of critics seemed to, but I also came across plenty of glitches during my time playing it...some were helpful like the glitch that causes enemies to flee from you, and others irritating like the glitch I got that left a path locked in the subway after I had unlocked all routes. Also, I've got to add that I HATE the "void" enemy. Whenever I had to deal with those sections, I just groaned. All that aside, I do enjoy this game as a whole...But I can't help but feel like it could have been better.
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Release Date: September 8, 2010 (NA)
Publisher: Frictional Games
Developer: Frictional Games
Genre: Adventure - Horror

Amnesia is a great example of a horror game without the need for a combat system or guns or whatever. In Amnesia, you fight by running away and hiding until the coast is clear. Taking away a means to fight back adds so much to the game in terms of anxiety, and having very limited resources in terms of using light to both see around you and replenish your sanity helps add to the atmosphere, too. It's well worth playing through for anyone interested in horror games.
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Demon's Souls - PlayStation 3
Release Date: February 5, 2009 (JP)
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: From Software
Genre: Adventure

Tough as nails? Not quite. Demon's Souls harkens back to the days of 8-bit video games, where games didn't baby the player and hold their hand through the course of the game to ensure their success. Demon's Souls appears as being difficult, but much like the games of old, practice makes perfect. This isn't a game you'll be good at right off the bat...But it feels quite rewarding when you begin to realize how much you've improved as you've played. The patient are rewarded in Demon's Souls, but the impatient will likely hate it.
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Release Date: 1994 (NA)
Publisher: SSI
Developer: Lion Entertainment, Inc.
Genre: Adventure - First-Person


I remember putting this game in for the first time and expecting the worst. Then a neat little introduction occurred, which brought my interest up. Then I started to play and explore around...And before I knew it, I had lost a couple of hours of my life to this game. The beauty of this game is that the game randomizes the dungeons every time you play. That means, every time you start up the game, you're getting a new experience...And with the game boasting that the in-game dungeon generation can create over 4 billion dungeon possibilities, there's a whole heckuva lot to keep folks coming back to discover more.
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Dino Crisis - PlayStation
Release Date: July 1, 1999 (JP)
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Genre: Adventure - Survival Horror

I'm usually in the minority when I say this, but what the heck, I'll say it anyway - I prefer Dino Crisis to the first three Resident Evil games. I like Resident Evil and all, but when you take the Resident Evil formula, get rid of the slow-as-dirt zombies and replace them with lightning quick dinosaurs, it just makes for a more exciting game to play in my opinion. Yeah, the story and characters are kind of corny, but maybe that's where the game charmed me. I like corn.
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Rule of Rose - PlayStation 2
Release Date: January 19, 2006 (JP)
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: Punchline
Genre: Adventure - Horror

Rule of Rose is very flawed in the gameplay department...Mostly in the way of combat. The combat is clunky and unresponsive. One could argue that since Jennifer, the main character, is a timid young girl that probably fights similar to how the game controls, the unresponsive combat is acceptable. If that was the case, I get it, but the unresponsiveness of controls in combat make it feel more like poor coding in development rather than a planned aspect to the game engine. That complaint out of the way, I love the story found in this game. It's dark and psychological with plenty of little subtle touches...And I absolutely loved the ending. There's a reason that this game has garnered a cult following - what it lacks in gameplay, it makes up for in story.
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Like the "ranked by preference" lists I do for systems, I'm doing for genres now as well. The comments and such are the same as found in those lists, unless the comment(s) were list-specific, in which case, I wrote up a new little diddy for it.

Games will be added regularly as I play 'em.

Examples of what I consider to be adventure games: Survival Horror, Most Western RPGs, Point-and-Click games

I may split this list up later, giving the point-and-click adventures their own list...We'll see.

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