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.
ZX Spectrum (1984)
This is the seventh game in Artic's Adventure Series. You play the role of a regular Joe living in the...
In 2087, a physicist, inventor of a time travel machine, assembles a group of Guardians to travel back in time...
Using a heavily constrained set (TAKE, GO TO, and SHOW TO) of the standard text adventure buffet of options, this...
DOS (1987), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987), Macintosh (1987), Acorn 32-bit (1989) and Amstrad PCW (1987)
As a beginner and inducted into the "Guild Of Thieves", you must steal your way to the top - the...
Guilty Bastards is a “tongue-in-cheek” murder mystery in which you play the role of a Private Eye with a gambling...
Gun Mute is an interactive fiction game set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic western environment, mixing traditional gunslingers with mutant cyborgs...
Pierre Artois, the scion of an old and powerful family, has run afoul of one of the family's old and...
Claudius killed your father and he's feeling quite smug about it—maybe you should teach him a thing or two. But...
You were thrilled to hear that a month stay was arranged for you in an old manor. For a horror...
Generations have passed since the family mysteriously disappeared and the house has been vacant for decades now. Its two story...
Heather's Easter Egg Hunt is a text adventure intended for children. You play the role of Heather, a young girl...
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)
- 4.26 Steve Meretzky's Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992)
- 4.19 Darkwind: War on Wheels (2007)
- 4.15 Suspect (1984)
- 4.12 Nine Princes in Amber (1985)
- 4.05 Timequest (1991)
- 4.00 The Lurking Horror (1987)
- 3.97 Lancelot (1988)
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
- 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