Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
DescriptionInteractive Fiction games (also known as Text Adventures) are Adventure games in which the player navigates through the game which is presented mostly in textual form. Usually the player interacts with the world by typing simple sentences of what he intends to which are interpreted by the game. Interactive Fiction can have a small amount of graphics to illustrate an area, the player must in this case still interact using textual input. Illustrations should not be required to finish the game.
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ZX Spectrum (1993)
07 Zgłoś Się is a text based adventure detective game. The game takes place in socialist times in the Bory...
What does a vampire hunter do on her night out? Trick question: the night has her children, and they care...
ZX Spectrum (1989)
17.11.1989 is an interactive fiction adventure game, created in Czechoslovakia as a protest against the events of November 17, 1989...
Coleco Adam (1985)
2010: The Text Adventure Game is the second game based on the 1984 science fiction film 2010: The Year We...
Starting from the tarmac at the Chicago Central Spaceport, this text adventure game follows the protagonist through nocturnal adventures during...
4K Adventure is an interactive fiction game set in a fantasy universe. The player takes role the black dwarf Grimbis...
You are one of the leading scholars of XIV century France, who is sent on a special mission by the...
iPod Classic (2007)
This is a multimedia-enhanced hypertext adaptation of the 13th Choose Your Own Adventure gamebook, first published way back in 1982,...
Above and Beyond! is a single player freeware piece of Interactive Fiction, though it could also be classed as an...
The Absolute Worst IF Game in History is a text adventure game, created as an entry in the 2008 edition...
Achaea is a text-based MUD (multi-user dungeon) set in an original world of medieval high fantasy. Players can choose from...
A Crimson Spring is interactive fiction in the classic style of Infocom. Using an advanced parser, the player controls the...
ADAP is a curious oddity, an engine allowing the production of Choose Your Own Adventure-type games with Dragon's Lair-style snap-decisions...
This entry into the 2001 LOTECHComp puts the player in the role of an author with a blank page and...
A Day in San Bavón is a hyperfiction game created for the sixth issue of the Indie Developer Science Fair....
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 90 Fish
- 89 80 Days
- 88 Moonmist
- 88 The Lurking Horror
- 88 The Guild of Thieves
- 87 Zork: The Great Underground Empire
- 87 Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
- 87 Corruption
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.71 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.32 Prisoner 2 (1982)
- 4.19 Darkwind: War on Wheels (2007)
- 4.15 Suspect (1984)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
- 3.93 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1984)
- 3.90 Myth (1989)
- 3.88 Planetfall (1983)
- 3.83 Tass Times in Tonetown (1986)
- 3.74 Deadline (1982)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Action RPG
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Falling Block Puzzle
- Game Show / Trivia / Quiz
- Graphic Adventure
- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics [DEPRECATED]
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Quick Time Events (QTEs)
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Timed Input
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction