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Item identification

Video game concept

Player must or can identify items to gain greater insight to them. In some instances player may be prohibited from using items without identification.

81
games
25
platforms

The first video game about Item identification was released in 1975.

Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment and Kitsune Games has published most of these games

Related:
* Taxonomy
* Researcing
The actual identification is likely done by purchasing the services of someone who can identify the items, using scrolls of identify or other similar magics, or characters have a skill which determines what they can identify.

Best cases are where the identification is incremental rather than the usual do or don't know binary.

Unidentified items are likely prevented from being used in games without cursed items, while in games with cursed items it is explicitly allowed.

Parent groups

Information, Interaction: Items

Platforms

Windows 21
Linux 13
Mac OS X 6
Mac OS Classic 6
MS-DOS 3
NeXT 3
Unix 3
BSD 3
Pandora 3
GamePark 32 2
X360 2
BeOS 2
GBA 2
PS 1
GP2X 1
Solaris 1
PLATO 1
Tandy Coco 1
OS/2 1
Internet Only 1
Android 1
Oric 1
PS3 1
Xbox One 1
PS4 1

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