The Adventure genre is one that progressed from its literary origins to a more visual approach. The text-based Interactive Fiction sub-genre was championed by Infocom, Level 9 and Magnetic Scrolls and included classics such as Sorcerer, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Time and Magik trilogy and Guild of Thieves.

Although a number of Interactive Fiction games would include pictures to accompany the text it was the point and click sub-genre which would produce a string of graphical masterpieces. Games such as The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Beneath a Steel Sky, Operation Stealth and Cruise For a Corpse take gamers on adventures in a wide variety of settings.

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TOP 100

1 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
2 Cruise For A Corpse / Croisière Pour Un Cadavre
3 Beneath A Steel Sky
4 Beneath A Steel Sky
5 Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis: The Graphic Adventure
6 Secret Of Monkey Island, The
7 Fables & Fiends: Book One - The Legend Of Kyrandia
8 Zork Zero: The Revenge Of Megaboz
9 Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark
10 Lure Of The Temptress
11 Wonderland: Dream The Dream...
12 Simon The Sorcerer
13 Simon The Sorcerer
14 KGB
15 B.A.T. II
16 DreamWeb
17 Dune
18 Fish!
19 Heart Of China
20 Operation Stealth / James Bond: The Stealth Affair
21 Arthur: The Quest For Excalibur
22 Simon The Sorcerer
23 Kult: The Temple Of Flying Saucers
24 Dark Seed
25 Loom
26 Neuromancer
27 Time And Magik: The Trilogy
28 Space Crusade
29 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
30 Corruption
31 Curse Of Enchantia
32 B.A.T. (Bureau Of Astral Troubleshooters)
33 Mean Streets
34 King's Quest IV: The Perils Of Rosella
35 Conquests Of Camelot: The Search For The Grail
36 Adventures Of Robin Hood, The
37 Deja Vu II: Lost In Las Vegas!!
38 Future Wars: Adventures In Time / Voyageurs Du Temps, Les: La Menace
39 Jetsons, The: George Jetson And The Legend Of Robotopia
40 Journey
41 King's Quest VI: Heir Today Gone Tomorrow
42 Demoniak
43 Legend Of The Sword
44 Police Quest II: The Vengeance
45 Rise Of The Dragon
46 Zak McKracken And The Alien Mindbenders
47 Waxworks
48 Scapeghost
49 Space Quest III: The Pirates Of Pestulon
50 King's Quest V: Absence Makes The Heart Go Yonder
51 Lancelot
52 Universe
53 Suspicious Cargo
54 Maupiti Island
55 Goblins 3
56 Elvira II: The Jaws Of Cerberus
57 Clue!, The / Clou!, Der
58 Theme Park Mystery: Variations On A Theme
59 Universe
60 Spirit Of Excalibur
61 Murder
62 Clue!, The / Clou!, Der
63 Colonel's Bequest, The
64 Dark Seed
65 Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero / Quest For Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero
66 Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
67 Mortville Manor / Landsitz Von Mortville, Der / Manoir De Mortvielle, Le
68 Keef The Thief: A Boy And His Lockpick
69 Freedom: Rebels In The Darkness / Freedom: Les Guerriers De L'Ombre / Freedom: Die Krieger Des Schattens / Freedom: Los Guerreros De La Noche
70 Hound Of Shadow, The
71 Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking For Love (In Several Wrong Places)
72 Rome AD92: The Pathway To Power
73 Zombi
74 Starflight II: Trade Routes Of The Cloud Nebula
75 Gobliiins
76 Jinxter
77 Labyrinth Of Time, The
78 Vengeance Of Excalibur
79 Les Manley In: Search For The King
80 Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge
81 Starflight
82 Nippon Safes Inc.
83 Pandora
84 Rings Of Medusa
85 James Clavell's Shōgun
86 Maniac Mansion
87 Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does A Little Undercover Work
88 Shadowgate
89 Space Crusade: The Voyage Beyond
90 Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon
91 Demon's Tomb: The Awakening
92 Police Quest III: The Kindred
93 Code Name: Iceman
94 DreamWeb
95 Police Quest: In Pursuit Of The Death Angel
96 Ooze: Creepy Nites / Ooze: Als Die Geister Mürbe Wurden
97 Adventures Of Willy Beamish, The
98 Dream Zone
99 Hook
100 Life And Death
101 Innocent Until Caught
102 Crash Garrett
103 Plan 9 From Outer Space
104 Time
105 Ween: The Prophecy
106 Burntime
107 Famous Five, The: Five On A Treasure Island
108 Castle Of Dr. Brain
109 Hare Raising Havoc
110 Island Of Lost Hope, The
111 Gold Rush!
112 Adventures Of Maddog Williams, The
113 BloodNet: A Cyberpunk Gothic
114 Fascination
115 Chrono Quest / Explora: Time Run
116 Third Courier, The
117 Dragon's Lair: Escape From Singe's Castle
118 Final Battle, The
119 Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti In Pursuit Of The Pulsating Pectorals!
120 Terramex / Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade To The Rescue
121 Quest For Glory II: Trial By Fire
122 Murders In Space
123 Chrono Quest II
124 Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards
125 Lost Dutchman Mine
126 Altered Destiny
127 Final Command
128 Valhalla And The Lord Of Infinity / Valhalla And The Lord Of Action
129 Space Ace
130 Crime City
131 King's Quest: Quest For The Crown
132 Berlin 1948
133 Dragon's Lair
134 Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp
135 Hard Nova
136 Manhunter 2: San Francisco
137 Dungeon Quest
138 Space Ace II: Borf's Revenge
139 Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco And The Time Rippers
140 Valhalla: Before The War
141 Snoopy And Peanuts
142 Omnicron Conspiracy
143 20 000 Leagues Under The Sea / 20 000 Meilen Unter Dem Meer / 20 000 Lieues Sous Les Mers
144 Dragon's Lair III: The Curse Of Mordread