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).
The objective of Demon Dungeon is to escape from a dungeon full of monsters. The game is text based and...
Dirty Little Slut is a text adventure game. At the beginning there is choice among six different actions: ill-treatment, help,...
ZX Spectrum (1991)
In this game you play the role of "Doctor Goo", who has been given the task of stopping the evil...
BBC Micro (1985)
This second licensed game based on the Doctor Who sci-fi television series is a text adventure. In the first part,...
Dopplegänger is a single person, interactive fiction, text adventure.Inter-Planetary Human Simulations has finally developed an android, the "IPHS-3939/41-B" called "IP-39"...
ZX Spectrum (1986)
Entries in the Double Play series each contain two adventure games written with the QUILL system. In this case the...
You have been transferred into Dr. Dumont's P.A.R.T.I. (Particle Accelerator and Reality Translation Integrator). Have fun trying to get out.This...
Sinclair QL (1988)
Dreamlands is a text adventure game about escapism in a fantasy world. The game's protagonist leads a boring and tedious...
Commodore 64 (1986)
A nightlife simulator, this game sees the player trying to impress his mates and the ladies while conserving enough money...
Drug Wars is a game where the player takes on the role of a street drug dealer in New York....
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)
Dungeon Adventure concludes Level 9's Middle Earth lineage of fantasy interactive fiction games (later reprogrammed with graphics in Jewels of...
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Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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- 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