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.
An Alternate Reality Game, Perplex City is a cross-media experience, played partly through each of: the web, downloadable puzzle games,...
Perseus & Andromeda is Number 9 in the Mysterious Adventures series. As the title implies, this one involves Greek mythology...
Through some underhanded supernatural interference, our protagonist finds themself diverted from the Hallowe'en party they'd planned to attend and trapped...
A simple crawl where you have to explore a strange old, mostly abandoned and rumouredly haunted prison to find some...
Atari ST (1992)
Phantom Zone is an adventure game created with STACYou are the adventurer and collector of rare artifacts Dan Yell Flint....
ZX Spectrum (1991)
Phoenix is the first game in a series of four text adventures based on the continuing struggle between the "Time...
Phoenix Adventure is an arcade adventure where you must find and kill a Black Phoenix over four parts with an...
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...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 The Pawn
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 91 Jewels of Darkness
- 90 Robin of Sherwood: The Touchstones of Rhiannon
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 90 The Fourth Protocol
- 90 Fish
- 89 Stationfall
- 89 80 Days
- 88 Sorcery!
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.72 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.40 The Mask of the Sun (1982)
- 4.32 Prisoner 2 (1982)
- 4.20 80 Days (2014)
- 4.19 Steve Meretzky's Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992)
- 4.19 Darkwind: War on Wheels (2007)
- 4.13 Suspect (1984)
- 4.12 Nine Princes in Amber (1985)
- 4.05 Timequest (1991)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
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
- 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