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.
When your eccentric uncle dies he leaves behind his vast fortune to you. The catch? You've gotta spend one chilling...
Commodore 64 (1992)
You are Mr Parker, a solicitor and one of your clients Mr Dickens has died and his last will and...
House-Sit for Your Neighbors While They're on Vacation! is a text-based adventure game made for the satire website ClickHole. The...
You might be mistaken for thinking that the "treasure hunt in a mansion full of secrets" theme had been played...
Revisiting the proto-text adventure Hunt the Wumpus, this game gathers the essential elements -- pursuing a monster through a bat-infested...
Commodore 64 (1992)
You are an avid adventure game player but things are starting to get boring and stale and you really would...
You've been marooned by your crew in the vast wasteland of the Egyptian Desert. The burning heat causes you to...
A collection of Infocom text adventure games released in Europe by Mastertronic. It contains The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,...
Returning to the commercial text adventure field which he pioneered, Scott Adams of Adventureland fame presents a new text adventure....
Apple II (1984)
Awakening in an abandoned archaeological desert dig site, the player of this rudimentary, sophomoric satirical text adventure (derived from Infocom's...
This is a curated compilation of seven previously-released works of hyperfiction and interactive fiction playable in web browsers, including the...
This is a curated compilation of six works of hyperfiction and interactive fiction readable and playable in web browsers, including...
This is a curated compilation of five works of hyperfiction and interactive fiction readable and playable in web browsers, including...
Commodore PET/CBM (1982)
Insulter is a parody of Eliza. Instead of trying to be helpful to the player this chatterbot just tries to...
This is an interactive story putting the player in the role of a Bletchley Park cryptographer, surely at least in...
Another text adventure game made with the Computer Novel Construction Set. The player takes a role of alien #28493 (later...
Apple II (1984)
Second in a series of "Eduventure" educational adventure games by Milliken Publishing. The protagonist is a balloonist whose balloon is...
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:
- 4.71 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]
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- 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