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.
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...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
Quest for the Holy Joystick is a traditional text adventure and the first satirical output from the then up-and-coming zany...
Queue sees you being in queue for social welfare application. The queue is long, and it turns out that nearly...
This text-based adventure (with some background graphics) was originally released in Japan over the Satellaview system. The game is a...
Dragon 32/64 (1982)
In this text adventure, you play the friend of a professor who has gone missing on some kind of archaeological...
TRS-80 CoCo (1983)
The Rainbow magazine, compiled a collection of text and graphical adventures programmed in BASIC. The default interface of early 1980's...
ZX Spectrum (1991)
Raymond Pringle's Quest for the Fabled Jar of Pickled Cabbage is a humorous text adventure.The title of this game leaves...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
Rays is a mythology-themed text adventure game where you must assist the Sun God in reclaiming the eight "rays" which...
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- 93 The Pawn
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- 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