DescriptionGameplay is language-based in nature. All interaction with the player, both input and feedback, is done through the input and output of pure text. Input mimics natural language using verb-noun (action-item) commands (Abbreviations also qualify, because they abbreviate a verb-noun construct, like "w" for "go west" or "i" for "list inventory"). Output is rendered in full, natural-language, grammatically-correct sentences.
Sometimes referred to as "text-adventure" or "Infocom" games (after the company that made them famous).
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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...
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...
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...
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....
This rather lighthearted text adventure game features you as a Harvard University student living in Dudley House. Your goal is...
Select from five character classes (Paladin, Necromancer, Barbarian, Zen-Druid, Shadowy Tracker) and explore the three levels of the dungeon Ebon...
Adventure is a port of the mainframe text adventure Adventure (also known as Colossal Cave Adventure). It is based on...
In this text adventure you have been tasked by the Emperor to find the three pieces of his Sceptre and...
As a graphical front-end for Don Woods' 1995 v2.5 of the original text adventure game, this port allows Mac players...
Hoping to reconnect with his estranged daughters following the collapse of his marriage, in 1977 programmer and spelunker Will Crowther...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Adventure 1: Cavern of Riches is a typical text adventure game in which the player must try to collect the...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Adventure 2: The Great Pyramid, like its predecessor, is a text adventure game with little to no story. The aim...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 88 Zork: The Great Underground Empire
- 88 Moonmist
- 88 The Lurking Horror
- 87 Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
- 86 Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor
- 85 Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz
- 83 Pilgrim
- 82 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.79 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
- 3.29 Softporn Adventure (2002)
- 3.88 Planetfall (1984)
- 4.15 Suspect (1984)
- 3.90 Myth (1989)
- 3.74 Deadline (1983)
- 3.93 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2004)
- 3.88 Planetfall (1986)
- 3.83 Tass Times in Tonetown (1986)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Interactive Fiction is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel