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.
Another planet, another crash landing. Sadly this time it's quite hostile due to being a security hive. To make matters...
A Quick Run Around the House: A Sample Adventure was created by Roger Kenner, the author of the Adventure Game...
A shepherd somewhere in the pastoral hills of Greece, at the foot of fictitious Mount Lycidas, rounds up his flock...
BBC Micro (1986)
Events in the rural village of Ambridge have enthralled BBC Radio 4 listeners since 1950. The computer game re-creation casts...
Commodore 64 (1992)
Arnold is a well known Super Hero and all round good guy, and he has vowed to help his friend...
Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1982), TRS-80 (1981), Dragon 32/64 (1983), Browser (2001), BBC Micro (1982), Electron (1983), Oric (1983) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
Brian Howarth's second Mysterious Adventure follows on from your success in retrieving the Golden Baton. Peace was initially ensured, but...
A minimalistic exercise with low aspirations, this simple text adventure casts the player as a man with a mission: to...
Arthur Yahtzee: The Curse of Hell's Cheesecake is a interaction fiction spin-off from the Arthur Yahtzee trilogy of graphics adventures....
Drawing the game's name from a poster of text adventure title mash-ups on the wall of the Interactive Fiction hospitality...
The Asian Challenge is an educational game which aims to improve the understanding of the Asian culture and geography. It...
Assault On Vampire Island is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all games...
This early (1967!) appearance of hypertext presents an interactive narrative primarily concerned with the experiences of a small group of...
Commodore 64 (1988)
You are part of a crew on a large ship in the Pacific Ocean and while sailing, an island was...
In Atomia Akorny, the player works for Count Akorny of Transylvania. The ancient crown of the family was stolen and...
At Wit's End is a freeware text adventure / interactive fiction game. It was developed using the T.A.D.S., the Text...
The Away Team is a text-based game where you play an AI in charge of the last surviving humans to...
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]
- Interactive Movie
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction