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 16, Plus/4 (2007)
Church of Death is a remake of the text adventure found on the cover tape of Sinclair User (Issue 129...
The seventh in the Mysterious Adventure series of illustrated text adventures by Brian Howarth. Your car has broken down, miles...
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...
A re-working of Crowther and Woods' original text adventure, this implementation in the SUDS environment places a heavier onus on...
Here, the first "adventure" game continues to be ported to the latest and greatest platforms as a "hello world" exercise...
Crowther & Woods' inaugural text adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure figured prominently as a plot device in an episode (entitled...
A faithful conversion of the original cave crawling treasure hunt, as the name suggests, this is a port of Crowther...
Colossal Cave Revisited is a text game developed with TADS (Text Adventure Development System). It is a remake of the...
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...
Corruption is one of Magnetic Scrolls' interactive fiction games. The player takes control of a stockbroker on the fast track...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 90 Fish
- 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)
- 4.19 Darkwind: War on Wheels (2007)
- 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