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.
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)
Black Tower is a short illustrated or graphical, fantasy text adventure set in the magical lands around the Black Tower.The...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The Black Tower is an illustrated or graphical fantasy text adventure.There are many legends in this land but one stands...
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...
ZX Spectrum (1990)
Bog Of Brit is a humorous text adventure.Bog is a barbarian, one of a race of fierce warriors for whom...
Bones: The Game of the Haunted Mansion is a member of the pseudo-roguelike Wizard's Castle family. It is one of...
A spiritual successor of sorts to the author's earlier The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert...
ZX Spectrum (1991)
The Boyd File is a text adventure with the occasional picture.This is a detective story set in Hollywood or someplace...
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:
- 4.71 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.40 The Mask of the Sun (1982)
- 4.32 Prisoner 2 (1982)
- 4.26 Steve Meretzky's Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992)
- 4.19 Darkwind: War on Wheels (2007)
- 4.15 Suspect (1984)
- 4.12 Nine Princes in Amber (1985)
- 4.05 Timequest (1991)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
- 3.97 Lancelot (1988)
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
- 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