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 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...
ZX Spectrum (1985)
In a Star Trek-style future, a serum to be created from three Crystals located in far-off lands is required to...
DOS (1984), PC Booter (1984), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), TI-99/4A (1984), TRS-80 (1984), Amstrad CPC (1986), Macintosh (1984), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)
You live on a small seaport island called Hardscrabble -- hardly the hip place to be. Working as a professional...
Commodore 64 (1992)
Life as an adolescent for Texas Timmy isn't too great at the moment. Reluctantly moulded into a cowboy by his...
Commodore 64 (1992)
The night started off so well in The Swan pub for you, Frederick Davies, celebrating your final examinations after years...
Dark Continent is a single-player shareware recreational text adventure in which the player travels to Africa in search of a...
Atari 2600 (2003)
Who knew? You thought you could play cards better than that when drunk. But now you've done it. You lost...
David Ahl's Basic Computer Adventures contains 10 text adventure games in a book. Each game includes a description of the...
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:
- 4.79 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