DescriptionGameplay is language-based in nature. All interaction with the player, both input and feedback, is done through the input and output of pure text. Input mimics natural language using verb-noun (action-item) commands (Abbreviations also qualify, because they abbreviate a verb-noun construct, like "w" for "go west" or "i" for "list inventory"). Output is rendered in full, natural-language, grammatically-correct sentences.
Sometimes referred to as "text-adventure" or "Infocom" games (after the company that made them famous).
Sometimes large real-life conferences lend themselves to curious games in niche genres; roguelikes were found to be well-suited to the...
Games That Didn't Make It is a compilation of eight previously unreleased Epic Banana games. Several of the games are...
Arguably boasting the most intriguing premise of any Paul Panks game, Ghost of the Fireflies sees the player initially directing...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Goblin Towers is a text based treasure hunting adventure. A large and ancient castle stands in a large and ancient...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
This is the fifth game in Artic's Adventure Series . The player takes the role of an adventurer who is...
Enter the unbelievably sexy-sounding namesake place to have highly erotic adventures and to score. Points, I mean.As with the other...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
This is the seventh game in Artic's Adventure Series. You play the role of a regular Joe living in the...
Gun Mute is an interactive fiction game set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic western environment, mixing traditional gunslingers with mutant cyborgs...
Pierre Artois, the scion of an old and powerful family, has run afoul of one of the family's old and...
Claudius killed your father and he's feeling quite smug about it—maybe you should teach him a thing or two. But...
You were thrilled to hear that a month stay was arranged for you in an old manor. For a horror...
Generations have passed since the family mysteriously disappeared and the house has been vacant for decades now. Its two story...
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- 93 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 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
- 82 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.79 Anchorhead (1998)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
- 3.29 Softporn Adventure (2002)
- 3.88 Planetfall (1984)
- 4.15 Suspect (1984)
- 3.90 Myth (1989)
- 3.74 Deadline (1983)
- 3.93 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2004)
- 3.88 Planetfall (1986)
- 3.83 Tass Times in Tonetown (1986)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Interactive Fiction is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Anime / Manga
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel