User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Interactive Fiction

Description

Gameplay is language-based in nature. All interaction with the player, both input and feedback, is done through the input and output of pure text. Input mimics natural language using verb-noun (action-item) commands (Abbreviations also qualify, because they abbreviate a verb-noun construct, like "w" for "go west" or "i" for "list inventory"). Output is rendered in full, natural-language, grammatically-correct sentences.

Sometimes referred to as "text-adventure" or "Infocom" games (after the company that made them famous).
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ZX Spectrum (1987)

Conan: "Spotkanie w krypcie" (Conan: Encounter in the crypt) is a short text adventure game, an adaptation of the short...

Commodore 64 (1994)

After reading about the annual Aventurer's Convention, you wish to go but feel that you are not qualified enough to...

Commodore 64 (1992) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

Corya the Warrior-Sage has just witnessed a dragon destroying the village of Ermahal and although a warrior-sage seldom ventures into...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Cosmic Capers is a text adventure where your mission is, well that's the thing, starting in an English village you...

Windows (2007)

Countdown 1 - The Body is the first of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...

Windows (2007)

Countdown 2 - The Soul is the second of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...

Windows (2007)

Countdown 3 - The Mind is the third of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...

Countdown to Doom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988), BBC Micro (1982) and Electron (1985)

After your spaceship's crash-landing on Doom's inhospitable surface, you emerge from the wreckage to realise that unless you can locate...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are on holiday in the Herefordshire countryside for a week, staying in a farm cottage, sightseeing around the local...

The Count Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1981), Browser (2002), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985) and FM-7 (1984)

You awaken in a sealed wing of the Count's Transylvanian castle, seemingly restrictive but yielding further avenues of secret passages...

Windows 3.x (1992)

A guest in your Uncle Willy's farmhouse, your relation leaves a note for you asking for you to go to...

Commodore 64 (1983)

The Dark Lord controls and spreads evil over your land and so it is your quest to destroy him for...

Atari 8-bit (1984)

The player controls a crewman on the USS Sea Moss, a nuclear submarine patrolling the icy waters of the North...

DOS (1985)

This rudimentary (single-word command) text adventure takes a frequent game convention -- plunder and carnage -- and places it in...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1982)

The daughter of Millicent Hyacinth Sizemore, Cartier-Blanche Sizemore a construction heiress has been kidnapped and if she is not found...

The Crimson Crown DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Macintosh (1986), PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986) and FM-7 (1986)

In Transylvania we rescued Princess Sabrina, and met Crown Prince Erik. They return upon news of the King John the...

The Crystal Frog Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

The Crystal Frog is a single player text adventure."I am in a small clearing in a field. There is nothing...

ZX Spectrum (1985)

In a Star Trek-style future, a serum to be created from three Crystals located in far-off lands is required to...

The Curse of Crowley Manor Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1981), TRS-80 CoCo (1981) and PC-6001 (1983)

The Curse of Crowley Manor is the second game in the Other Venture series and has been written by Jyym...

Curses Browser Front Cover

DOS (1995), Browser (2008) and OS/2 (1995)

Curses is a seemingly simple quest to find a street map of Paris leads you into odd corners of an...

The Curse Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1983)

The Curse is a single player text adventure.The game is set in ancient Egypt. The player takes the role of...

Cutthroats DOS Front Cover

DOS (1984), PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), TI-99/4A (1984), TRS-80 (1984), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1984), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

You live on a small seaport island called Hardscrabble -- hardly the hip place to be. Working as a professional...

Cyborg Apple II Front Cover

PC Booter (1982), Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983) and Macintosh (1984)

A science fiction text adventure game in which an artificial intelligence is electronically merged with your body as the result...

DOS (1987)

Dark Continent is a single-player shareware recreational text adventure in which the player travels to Africa in search of a...

Commodore 64 (1993) and ZX Spectrum (1991)

The Pinnacle lies far to the North and is home to the Black Wanderer who is using his evil magic...

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