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.
Betasuppe is an unusual combination of text based commands and side-scrolling action. Play as a strange voice inside the head...
ZX Spectrum (1995)
Beyond Eldorado is a single player text adventure from the prolific Lawrence CreightonThe game has a simple storyline, 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...
Atari ST (1991)
Blackscar Mountain is a text adventure written with the ST Adventure Creator.The kingdom of Zamara is one of the most...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The Black Tower is an illustrated or graphical fantasy text adventure.There are many legends in this land but one stands...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
Black Tower is a short illustrated or graphical, fantasy text adventure set in the magical lands around the Black Tower.The...
Atari ST (1991)
The Blag is an adventure game created with STAC. You take on the roll of Detective Constable Adrian Blunder newly...
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...
blueful is a work of interactive fiction made as a prelude to Blue Lacuna. The story is told to snippets...
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:
- 4.72 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