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.
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...
The Early Years is a collection of adventure games, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all...
Commodore 64 (1983)
One minute you were out in a shopping centre, the next a huge Earthquake rips through the centre causing devastation...
Commodore 64 (1987)
The late Sir Roger Durwood's (or Blackbeard's) ghost is wandering the village of Moonholm in eternal damnation looking for the...
DOS (1983), PC Booter (1983), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), TRS-80 (1983), Amstrad CPC (1986), TRS-80 CoCo (1984), Macintosh (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)
You are a dim ignorant Apprentice Enchanter, but your task is enormous. You must save the world from the warlock...
Enemy of Chaos is a satirical fantasy/sci-fi gamebook simultaneously released both in conventional print form and as an iPhone /...
Escape! is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all games from this series,...
Escape from Shazzar! is a text adventure where you have to recover a thruster from your spacecraft from the Temple...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 89 80 Days
- 88 Zork: The Great Underground Empire
- 88 Moonmist
- 88 The Lurking Horror
- 87 Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels
- 86 Beyond Zork: The Coconut of Quendor
- 85 Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz
- 83 Pilgrim
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 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