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.
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...
Psychiatric Evaluation was created for the 24th Ludum Dare competition with the theme "evolution" where it took fifth place. The...
The text adventure Psycho Ward is a surreal dark comedy set in a mental institution. The main character is a...
Commodore 64 (1984)
After a heavy night of drinking in your local pub it is time to pay the bill but you have...
This trilogy is a second Reality-on-the-Norm text adventure game made with the Computer Novel Construction Set. The player takes a...
An mid-'80s period piece, this game casts the player as a troubled young man anxious to express his individuality and...
ZX Spectrum (1986)
Puszka Pandory (Pandora's Box) is a text adventure game, where the protagonist is investigating an uninhabited island to find and...
Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Dragon 32/64 (1984), Browser (2005), BBC Micro (1986), Electron (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
Number 8 in the Scott Adams adventure series. On an Egyptian treasure hunt, you find yourself deep inside a recently...
Commodore 64 (1992)
Somewhere in this vast desert is the Lost Tomb of Rak-Tuman and all his treasure. Many men have set out...
Quest ][ is a somewhat unusual game, replete with a kind of celebratory strangeness that only the young or confirmedly...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Quest Adventure is a traditional text adventure with a RPG spin, where the titular quest is to find an ancient...
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:
- 4.71 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.40 The Mask of the Sun (1982)
- 4.32 Prisoner 2 (1982)
- 4.26 Steve Meretzky's Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992)
- 4.19 Darkwind: War on Wheels (2007)
- 4.15 Suspect (1984)
- 4.12 Nine Princes in Amber (1985)
- 4.05 Timequest (1991)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
- 3.97 Lancelot (1988)
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
- 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