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.
This rather lighthearted text adventure game features you as a Harvard University student living in Dudley House. Your goal is...
Select from five character classes (Paladin, Necromancer, Barbarian, Zen-Druid, Shadowy Tracker) and explore the three levels of the dungeon Ebon...
Adventure is a port of the mainframe text adventure Adventure (also known as Colossal Cave Adventure). It is based on...
In this text adventure you have been tasked by the Emperor to find the three pieces of his Sceptre and...
As a graphical front-end for Don Woods' 1995 v2.5 of the original text adventure game, this port allows Mac players...
Hoping to reconnect with his estranged daughters following the collapse of his marriage, in 1977 programmer and spelunker Will Crowther...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Adventure 1: Cavern of Riches is a typical text adventure game in which the player must try to collect the...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Adventure 2: The Great Pyramid, like its predecessor, is a text adventure game with little to no story. The aim...
This was an outreach attempt from the rec.arts.int-fiction newsgroup cadre to make sharing their peculiar retro hobby -- the playing...
Adventure Book is a suite of applications put together to allow a would-be programmer to compile simple Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style games....
This is a compilation of four adventure games: Adventure Castaway South American Trek Return to Hell Adventure is a version...
Adventure Game Toolkit is a tool for creating interactive fiction games. In its basics, the user creates text files in...
Atari 8-bit (1983)
Mostly written in Atari BASIC (with a hint of 6502 assembly), this game was Brian Moriarty's first text adventure. Its...
Adventure in the Magic Land is a donationware interactive fiction game. The player is put into a fantasy scenario (although...
Commodore 64 (1992)
You are a professor who has built a time machine and you have been asked to save the world with...
Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1978), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Commodore PET/CBM (1980), Dragon 32/64 (1985), Browser (2005), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1985), PC-88 (1984), PC-98 (1984), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
Adventureland is the first of Scott Adams' text adventures. Using simple two word commands you explore an enchanted world, solve...
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