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).
The classic text adventure game structure involves a treasure hunt of sorts, collecting exceptional or valuable objects and amassing them...
Commodore 64 (1984)
After three months at sea, you Jolly Jack have been given shore leave for the night and your aim is...
Key Features is an interactive fiction advertising game, commissioned to promote the Replicator, a 3D printer produced by MakerBot Industries....
Keys to Gondrun is a text adventure where you journey beneath the Enchanted Forest and attempt to find the missing...
Apple II (1980)
Adventure International tried to corner the youngster market with their Kid Venture series, aimed at children 4-10 years old. Get...
Kithe was an e-mag (electronic magazine) series that ran, on and off, for three years, primarily documenting the comings and...
Apple II (1983)
John Nelson's attempt to update the Eamon system for the Apple II resulted in the KnightQuest gaming system. It contains...
You are a Knight from Camelot and you are on a quest to search and find Merlin's lost treasure. In...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
The Korth Trilogy is a series of children's Science fiction adventure books written by Peter K. McBride and published by...
L9Droid is an A-code interpreter offering free play of the complete collection of text adventures from Level 9 Computing: the...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
You are Hercules and have murdered your own family in a moment of weakness. To get your freedom after your...
The Starship has depleted all its energy near the orbit of the planet. A decision is made as a last...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Land of Tezrel is a text adventure where your quest is to search a land to find the Magic Ring...
Commodore 64 (1992)
Even against all advice, you as a scientist have decided to carry on with an experiment which seems to have...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 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:
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board / Party Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Game Show
- Hidden object
- Interactive Fiction
- Interactive Fiction with Graphics
- Interactive Movie
- Life / Social Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Paddle / Pong
- Rhythm / Music
- Survival Horror
- Tricks / Stunts
- Video Backdrop
- Visual Novel