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)
Cosmic Capers is a text adventure where your mission is, well that's the thing, starting in an English village you...
Countdown 1 - The Body is the first of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...
Countdown 2 - The Soul is the second of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...
Countdown 3 - The Mind is the third of a trilogy of text adventure games released as a prequel, of...
Commodore 64 (1984)
You are on holiday in the Herefordshire countryside for a week, staying in a farm cottage, sightseeing around the local...
Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Browser (2002), BBC Micro (1984), Electron (1984), PC-88 (1985), PC-98 (1985), FM-7 (1984) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
You awaken in a sealed wing of the Count's Transylvanian castle, seemingly restrictive but yielding further avenues of secret passages...
Windows 3.x (1992)
A guest in your Uncle Willy's farmhouse, your relation leaves a note for you asking for you to go to...
ZX Spectrum (1990)
Crack City is a single player, text adventure with optional graphics. It is the first game in The Snow Dogs...
Commodore 64 (1983)
The Dark Lord controls and spreads evil over your land and so it is your quest to destroy him for...
Atari 8-bit (1984)
The player controls a crewman on the USS Sea Moss, a nuclear submarine patrolling the icy waters of the North...
Commodore 64 (1988)
The secluded Caribbean island of St. Malcolm is getting a visit from a cricket team from the UK to play...
This rudimentary (single-word command) text adventure takes a frequent game convention -- plunder and carnage -- and places it in...
Apple II (1984)
Based loosely on the famed Greek character, Crypt of Medea is one of the earliest horror-themed games released for the...
ZX Spectrum (1985)
In a Star Trek-style future, a serum to be created from three Crystals located in far-off lands is required to...
Commodore 64 (1985)
Crystals of Carus is a single player text adventure with pictures and music.Ereth, the evil Lord Death, was jealous of...
ZX Spectrum (1993)
Crystals Of Kings is a two part text adventure. The story starts with a world ruled by the House Of...
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)
- 4.20 80 Days (2014)
- 4.19 Steve Meretzky's Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992)
- 4.19 Darkwind: War on Wheels (2007)
- 4.13 Suspect (1984)
- 4.12 Nine Princes in Amber (1985)
- 4.05 Timequest (1991)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
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
- Puzzle elements
- 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