Subgenres:the Atari 2600 game or the tabletop RPG.
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Anime and Manga
- Doc Savage was a series of books published during the pulp era, featuring a Science Hero (and Genius Bruiser) who traveled the world seeking adventure and righting wrongs. He also carried a commission from the NYPD enabling him to act with official police authority.
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Around the World in 80 Days by the aforementioned Jules Verne, overlapping with Speculative Fiction.
- The Three Musketeers and The Countof Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
- King Solomon's Mines and sequels by H. Rider Haggard.
- Treasure Island and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- The Headless Horseman by Thomas Mayne Reid, overlapping with Horror.
- Lagadin's Legacy by Jonathan Anthony and Samuel Inglis, is kind of a unique case, as it uses many Adventure tropes, but also includes elements of thriller and satire.
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, overlapping with Fantasy.
- Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, which like Tolkien also overlaps with fantasy, though his brand of fantasy is more Heroic Low Fantasy, or sword and sorcery.
- The Princess Bride
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Dorothy meets not one, but three grown men who become her sidekicks while going through a myriad of adventures in order to get what they want most in their lives.
- Simplicissimus, which is in fact the oldest adventure novel in the German language
- The Sea Hawk
- Most of James Fenimore Cooper's novels qualify. Many of them also belong to Historical Fiction and belong to one of two genres he pioneered, the Frontier Novel (proto-Western) and the Sea Novel. The Pathfinder manages to be all three in one.
- Across a Jade Sea
Live Action TV
- Jonny Quest
- Adventure Time
- Courage the Cowardly Dog
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
- Steven Universe
- Gravity Falls
- Hanna Barbera did a lot of these. Jonny Quest is mentioned above, and also they did Thundarr the Barbarian, Valley of the Dinosaurs, the cartoon segments from The Banana Splits, and more.