DescriptionGameplay 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).
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (2007)
Church of Death is a remake of the text adventure found on the cover tape of Sinclair User (Issue 129...
Classic Adventure: The Original Colossal Cave! is a version of the text adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure developed by Will...
This program bundles three early text adventure games for the TRS-80 Color Computer (or CoCo for short): Bedlam, Raaka-Tu, and...
In this game the player controls an animist shaman in some magical arctic clime, trying to locate her father through...
Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1982), Oric (1983), Memotech MTX (1984), Camputers Lynx (1983), Enterprise (1985) and Nascom (1982)
Colossal Adventure takes its cue from the very earliest mainframe text adventures. Our hero must rescue the elves and find...
Perhaps as an experimental exercise (it wouldn't be the first time) into determining the robustness of their proprietary adventure development...
Here, the first "adventure" game continues to be ported to the latest and greatest platforms as a "hello world" exercise...
A faithful conversion of the original cave crawling treasure hunt, as the name suggests, this is a port of Crowther...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
The Commodore Plus/4 Adventure Pack is a collection of four text adventures unreleased on the C16 by Peter Gerrard. Each...
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 (1983)
Cosmic Capers is a text adventure where your mission is, well that's the thing, starting in an English village you...
Countdown 1 - The Body is the first of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...
Countdown 2 - The Soul is the second of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...
Countdown 3 - The Mind is the third of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 88 Zork: The Great Underground Empire
- 88 Moonmist
- 88 The Lurking Horror
- 87 Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
- 86 Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor
- 85 Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz
- 83 Pilgrim
- 82 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.79 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
- 3.29 Softporn Adventure (2002)
- 3.88 Planetfall (1984)
- 4.15 Suspect (1984)
- 3.90 Myth (1989)
- 3.74 Deadline (1983)
- 3.93 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2004)
- 3.88 Planetfall (1986)
- 3.83 Tass Times in Tonetown (1986)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Interactive Fiction is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel