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 (1983)
You are alone in bed with a bad storm raging outside with no lighting as the power lines are down...
A semi-feral shape-changer, recently enslaved to the warlike Dwarfs of Mirewater, escapes from its imprisonment into the sinister wilds of...
Four Gates to Freedom consists of two parts: an action game and an adventure game. The action game has to...
Frog Fractions starts as a spoof of edutainment games. The player controls a frog who eats bugs to defend a...
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...
Ingrid Bottomlow stands out from her family of gnomes - she's a gifted student, with a degree from the Institute...
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...
Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1984), TRS-80 (1981), Dragon 32/64 (1984), Browser (2001), BBC Micro (1982), Electron (1986), Oric (1983), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985) and Colour Genie (1983)
Your mission is to retrieve the Golden Baton, a priceless artifact worshipped by your race for eons. It maintains balance...
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