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 (1985)
Your quest is to find and enter Count Dracula's castle, find the Count himself before killing him with a stake....
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
You are Baron Von Helsing on holiday in Transylvania with your wife, but after one night at an Inn your...
In a free literary adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, this game offers the opportunity to explore the namesake castle from the...
Dragon 32/64 (1984)
Castle of Doom is a text adventure with graphics that show corridors from a first person perspective. The objective of...
Commodore 64 (1985)
In this graphic adventure game from Melbourne House, the player must venture into the vampire's castle to rescue a fair...
Castle Ralf is a shareware interactive fiction first released in 1987.The background story: While driving out on holiday, you get...
Commodore 64 (1985)
The Crown Jewels have been stolen from King Arnid by the evil Count Vladimir and scattered and hidden on the...
Another conversion of ADVENTURE, the first text adventure game, this one adds illustrations, a banner advertising-supported revenue model, and streamlines...
The backstory is nearly as long as the game is: an executive summary might tell youThe shapeshifting troll Landloris has...
Apple II (1982)
Caves of Olympus is a text adventure game with graphics. The player takes control of Anson Argyris, an egg-shaped 50...
A fully hypertextual rendition of Hunt the Wumpus, this implementation adds a couple of intriguing factors to standard Wumpus gameplay...
ZX Spectrum (1993)
Celtic Carnage is the fourth text adventure centred on the forces of the Primal Darkness led by "The Abomination" and...
Rhythm-matching games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band urge players to respond to the appearance of coloured indicators on...
Romance author Mima has published a trilogy of three choose-your-own-adventure books (the "Take Control" trilogy) in her preferred genre: dark,...
You're holed up in a secure military bunker in the year 2097, and while a war-ravaged world rots above, you...
In this brief storygame, the player makes decisions on behalf of a homeless man, unwelcome wherever he travels. From shelter...
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