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.
Apple II (1984)
The final episode of the Empire Science Fiction Adventure trilogy reveals a world in chaos. In this desperate society you...
Apple II (1982)
They want a piece of the action… They want success and all its spoils. They want the ultimate independence of...
Commodore 64 (1985)
The king of Vorzdeshaa is planing to overthrow the Emperor of Karn. Since the Emperor does not want to go...
Atari ST (1988)
In The Enchanted Realm, the player plays the one and only person that can save the world from the Dark...
This is one of the few adventures created specifically for the Mac. The evil Hurks are amassing an army and...
DOS (1983), PC Booter (1983), Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), TRS-80 (1983), Amstrad CPC (1986), TRS-80 CoCo (1984), Macintosh (1984) and Amstrad PCW (1986)
You are a dim ignorant Apprentice Enchanter, but your task is enormous. You must save the world from the warlock...
Enchanter: Wakaki Madōshi no Shiren is an enhanced remake of Infocom's text adventure Enchanter.The story is the same as in...
Enemy of Chaos is a satirical fantasy/sci-fi gamebook simultaneously released both in conventional print form and as an iPhone /...
An ancient prophecy states that King Fudd the Bewildered will die peacefully, his daughter accompanying him during his last hour....
Escape! is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all games from this series,...
Escape From Manhattan is a game inspired by the movie Escape From New York. The year is 1999 and Manhattan...
Escape From Pulsar 7 is the fourth title in the Mysterious Adventure series of illustrated text adventures by Brian Howarth....
Escape from Shazzar! is a text adventure where you have to recover a thruster from your spacecraft from the Temple...
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