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.
Atari 8-bit (1991)
Pięć Gówien Eepcha is a text adventure game. The protagonist of the game begins the adventure on a path next...
Commodore 64 (1986)
Legend has it that deep in a mountain in the land of Meridan lies a Guardian who is believed to...
The Pilot, or: A Flight into Fantasy is a work of interactive fiction in the action-adventure genre that begins in...
In honour of the February 2013 awarding of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Pioneer Award to founding Infocom...
Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1984), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Commodore PET/CBM (1979), Browser (2001), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
This is adventure #2 in Scott Adam's text adventure series. In this adventure, you shuffle between three locales: an unremarkable...
DOS (1983), PC Booter (1983), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), TRS-80 (1983), Amstrad CPC (1986), Commodore 128 (1988), TRS-80 CoCo (1984), Macintosh (1984), PC-98 (1992), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984), Amstrad PCW (1986) and Tatung Einstein (1985)
It all started with your great-great-grandfather who was a High Admiral and one of the founding officers of the Patrol....
ZX Spectrum (1986)
Play it again Sam is a traditional text adventure made using The Graphic Adventure Creator adventure generation software from Incentive...
Atari ST (1989)
Pork 2 is a parody of Zork II and a sequel to Pork I: The Great Underground Sewer System. A...
Pork I: The Great Underground Sewer System is a single player, text adventure. It is a parody of the classic...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
To stop illegal growing of Poppies and processing drugs only one farm is allowed in the Galaxy. You are John...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
The Prince of Tyndal is a fantasy adventure game by Tartan Software. You play as the titular prince and are...
Commodore 64 (1991)
You can't take it much longer locked up in this cell on Her Majesties Pleasure and you have vowed to...
Apple II (1980)
Text-based adventure game inspired by the cult classic British television show about a former spy who is abducted and sent...
Project Apellium is an interactive fiction, centered around a young and creative genius who was gifted by a superior force...
This game is a demonstration of the author's proprietary "Node-X" Choose-Your-Own-Adventure authoring system. This is achieved through a couple of...
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Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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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
- Hack and Slash
- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Puzzle elements
- 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