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.
The Away Team is a text-based game where you play an AI in charge of the last surviving humans to...
Bajoran Mercenary Adventure! is a single player, interactive fiction game that was developed with the Adventure Game Toolkit. The game...
DOS (1986), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), TI-99/4A (1989), TRS-80 (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), TRS-80 CoCo (1986), Macintosh (1986) and Amstrad PCW (1986)
Ballyhoo is a mystery text adventure in which you play a disillusioned circus goer who decides to help find the...
In an adaptation certainly not endorsed by PBS, this game puts the player in the shoes of a sociopathic Beavis...
ZX Spectrum (1988)
In this notably quirky cult classic you take the role of The Balrog, a large gentleman just trying to enjoy...
Released some 23 years after the long-running series's prior game for the ZX Spectrum, this hypertext story-game sees the player,...
In this mid-'80s text adventure, the player finds themselves a passenger on the doomed Titanic and must find some way...
A sequel of sorts to 2001's Vicious Cycles, this game also casts the player as an agent, implanted into the...
Jupiter Ace (1984)
Black Island Adventure is a text adventure over various chapters where you start your adventure in a harbour of a...
Commodore 64 (1988)
The evil Black Knight has ripped through the valley and destroyed buildings and killed and captured the people. You are...
The author transports readers away on a dusty series of brief branching vignettes set in the annual Burning Man Festival...
This is a story made with Versu, a choice-based engine presenting play through interaction between player characters and non-player characters...
Bloody Murder is a compilation of two text and graphics adventure games designed for the beginning level player and a...
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- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
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- 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)
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- 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]
- 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