Close Button Get free games updates:  
Popular Games:    Towers Of Hanoi    ***   Angry Aliens    ***   Pacman    ***   Dead City    ***   Jeep Ride    ***   Ancient Blocks    ***   Asteroids Modern    ***   Hangman7    ***   Zombie Shooter    ***   Blackjack    ***   Dead City    ***   2048    ***   UFO Raider    ***   Bubble Shooter    ***   Soap Balls Puzzle    ***   Viking Escape    ***   Exolon    ***   Battleship    ***   Super Kid Adventure    ***   Nugget Seaker    ***   Gold Miner    ***   Pinball    ***   DD Node    ***   Angry Fish    ***   Defender    ***   Tank Arena    ***   Dangerous Rescue    ***   Trouble Bubble    ***   Flies Killer    ***   Slot Machine    ***   Gomoku    ***   Dots Pong    ***   Angry Finches    ***   American 2048    ***   Goto Dot    ***   Air Plane Battle    ***   Exolon    ***   Connect4    ***   Tripolygon    ***   Pacman    ***   Tower Platformer    ***   Shadow Boy    ***   Dead Land Adventure    ***   Cowgirl Shoot Zombies    ***   Snake    ***   Jewel Match    ***   Candy Game    ***   TicTacToe    ***   Frog Jumper    ***   Action Reflex    ***   Going Nuts    ***   3D Maze Ball    ***   Shoot Angry Zombies    ***   Sky War Mission    ***   Fast Knife    ***   Freecell    ***   Frog Jumper    ***   Greenman    ***   Gogi2    ***   Sudoku    ***   Blocktris    ***   Blocktris    ***   Breakout    ***   Robbers In Town    ***   Jewel Match    ***   Candy Game    ***   Room Escape    ***   Tower Challenge    ***   Bubble Shooter    ***   Zombies Buster    ***   Wothan Escape    ***   Defender    ***   Boy Adventurer    ***   Backgammon    ***   100 Balls    ***   Snake    ***   Plumber    ***   Knights Diamond    ***   Space Invaders    ***   Domino    ***   Death Alley    ***   Monster Jump    ***   Asteroids Classical    ***   Breakout    ***   Asteroids Classical    ***   Color Box    ***   Space Invaders    ***   Chess    ***   Blackjack    ***   Checkers    ***   Action Reflex    ***   

Explode as many zombies as possible using your grenade gun in a multi-level puzzle game

Insights from the gaming industry

Action Adventure Games

The action-adventure video game genre includes video games that combine core elements from the action and adventure genres.

With the decline of the adventure game genre from mainstream popularity, the use of the term (and the hybrid term "action-adventure") has been more liberal. It is not uncommon for gamers to apply the term "adventure" or "action" to describe the genre of fiction to which a game belongs, and not the gameplay itself.

Action-adventure is a hybrid genre, and thus the definition is very inclusive, leading it to be perhaps the broadest genre of video games, and can include many games which might better be categorized under narrow genres. Typically, pure adventure games have situational problems for the player to solve, with very little or no action. If there is action, it is generally confined to isolated minigames. Pure action games have gameplay based on real-time interactions that challenge the reflexes. Therefore, action-adventure games engage both reflexes and problem-solving, in both violent and non-violent situations.

Definition: An action-adventure game can be defined as a game with a mix of elements from an action game and an adventure game, especially crucial elements like puzzles. Action-adventures require many of the same physical skills as action games, but also offer a storyline, numerous characters, an inventory system, dialogue, and other features of adventure games. They are faster-paced than pure adventure games, because they include both physical and conceptual challenges. Action-adventure games normally include a combination of complex story elements, which are displayed for players using audio and video. The story is heavily reliant upon the player character's movement, which triggers story events and thus affects the flow of the game. Some examples of action-adventure games include The Legend of Zelda, God of War, and Tomb Raider series.

Exactly when a game stops being an adventure game and becomes an action game is a matter of interpretation. There are quite a few disagreements in the community and in the media over what actually constitutes an action-adventure game. One definition of the term "action adventure" may be '"An action/adventure game is a game that has enough action in it not to be called an adventure game, but not enough action to be called an action game." In some cases an action game with puzzles will be classified as an action-adventure game, but if these puzzles are quite simple they might be classified as an action game. Others see action games as a pure genre, while an action-adventure is an action game that includes situational problem-solving. Adventure gamers may also be purists, rejecting any game that makes use of physical challenges or time pressure. Regardless, the action-adventure label is prominent in articles over the internet and media. The term "action-adventure" is usually substituted for a particular subgenre due to its wide scope.