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Random encounters

Video game concept

Features random - and often unavoidable - encounters with potentially hostile forces.

181
games
50
platforms

The first video game about Random encounters was released in 1982.

SSI, Enix and Starcraft has published most of these games

This is mostly for the kind of encounters that appear out of nowhere, usually when traveling on the world map.

Especially common in old console RPGs.

More modern games have these cleverly guised by spawning the encounter just outside your visibility radius or behind other visual blocks, making them almost seem scripted or part of some grand simulation.

Parent groups

Encounters, Randomized content

Platforms

Linux 24
Windows 18
MS-DOS 11
NES 11
NEC PC9801 6
PS2 6
MICRO 7 - FM7 5
PS3 5
NEC PC8801 5
Apple II E 5
Sharp X1 5
Mac OS X 5
Nintendo DS 4
SNES 4
MSX2 4
PS 4
C64 4
Atari ST 4
Mac OS Classic 3
MSX 3
Switch 3
Mega Drive 3
Famicom Disk System 3
Tandy Coco 2
OS/2 2
GBC 2
Atari 400/800 2
Master System 2
GBA 2
Android 2

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