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 (1988)
You are part of a crew on a large ship in the Pacific Ocean and while sailing, an island was...
In Atomia Akorny, the player works for Count Akorny of Transylvania. The ancient crown of the family was stolen and...
At Wit's End is a freeware text adventure / interactive fiction game. It was developed using the T.A.D.S., the Text...
ZX Spectrum (1991)
Aunt Velma Is Coming to Tea is a humorous text adventure.Aunt Velma's is your favourite auntie and it's her birthday....
ZX Spectrum (1991)
Aura Scope is a fantasy text adventure. Old Nub maintains 'The Great Cosmic Wheel' which keeps the forces that control...
The Away Team is a text-based game where you play an AI in charge of the last surviving humans to...
ZX Spectrum (1992)
Aztec Assault is the third text adventure based on the continuing war between the "Time Crusaders of Chronos" and forces...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Aztec Tomb Adventure is a single player text adventure with graphics.The player takes the role of an explorer who sets...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Aztec Tomb Revisited (Part II) is the sequel to the adventure Aztec Tomb Adventure where after finally managing to enter...
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...
ZX Spectrum (1988)
The Balrog And The Cat is a humorous text adventure featuring a Balrog. Balrogs are a sort of goblin and...
ZX Spectrum (1996)
Balrog's Box Of Delights is a three game, text adventure compilation from Zenobi Software - it contains: Arnold the Adventurer...
ZX Spectrum (1994)
Balrog's Day Out is the fourth in a series of humorous text adventures featuring the balrog and his troublesome digestive...
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