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.
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...
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...
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...
Commodore 64 (1984)
You are on holiday in the Herefordshire countryside for a week, staying in a farm cottage, sightseeing around the local...
Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Browser (2002), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
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...
This rudimentary (single-word command) text adventure takes a frequent game convention -- plunder and carnage -- and places it in...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 89 80 Days
- 88 Moonmist
- 88 The Lurking Horror
- 87 Zork: The Great Underground Empire
- 87 Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
- 87 Corruption
- 87 Borrowed Time
- 87 The Boggit: Bored Too
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.79 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]
- Interactive Movie
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Rail Shooter
- RPG Elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Video Backdrop
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction