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.
A Fable is a short work of interactive fiction that involves wandering through a series of vignettes from a person's...
ZX Spectrum (1995)
A Fistful Of Necronomicons is a single player, humorous, text adventure in which the player takes the role of Brian...
iPod Classic (2009)
This brief work of hyperfiction concerns itself with preternatural happenings surrounding an early European flight in the '20s. The reader...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Africa Gardens is a text only adventure game written using 'The Quill' Adventure Generator.The game is set in an old...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
Africa Gardens is a text adventure game with graphics that was written using 'The Quill' Adventure Generator.The game is set...
African Adventure is a text-based game with no sound or graphics. It is a remake of African Adventure: In Search...
ZX Spectrum (1989)
Agatha's Folly is a two part text adventure.The player takes the role of someone who has just become the proud...
Inspired by the Fabled Lands gamebook series and the Tunnels & Trolls solitaire adventures, this automated fantasy gamebook pits players...
ZX Spectrum (1993)
A Handful Of Hamsters is a compilation of seven text adventures from Scott Denyer, aka Delbert The Hamster, they are;...
ZX Spectrum (1985)
Visiting Moreton Manor, an old country mansion serving as a tourist attraction, you as a youngster are separated from your...
A Journey Into Xanth takes place in the magical world of Xanth known from the books of Piers Anthony. The...
The game is based on the animé movie of the same name. The year is 2019, 31 years after World...
ZX Spectrum (1989)
A Legacy For Alaric is a single player, fantasy, text adventure in which the player takes the role of a...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Years ago, a quest attempted by yourself, Malhek, in the Demon Dungeons of Cail had gone wrong and as you...
Alice in Wonderland is a text adventure based on Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There are 16 objects...
This short text adventure casts the player as the sole survivor of a space disaster involving the luxury liner "Adonis."...
ZX Spectrum (1989)
Alien Research Centre is a graphical text adventure. The player is a spacer, specifically he's a hard-up spacer, who gets...
Returning to the minimalist roots of the text adventure genre, this game puts the player in charge of a protagonist...
ZX Spectrum (1996)
All In A Day's Work is a detective text adventure.The player takes the role of agent Bogosian. One morning director...
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)
- 4.15 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