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.
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...
InterrOUGation is a browser game released during the massive protests that took place in Romania in early 2017. The game...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Invincible Island is an illustrated text adventure taking place on the home island of the mysterious Xaro tribe, where the...
Invincible Island Remake is a freeware adaptation of a text adventure released for the ZX Spectrum in 1983, submitted as...
The text adventure "I Rescued Elvis from Communist Alien Jerks!" is a sci-fi comedy about alien abduction. The introductory text...
ir/rational Redux is a revamped version of ir/rational, a short text adventure written and programmed by Tom Jubert.The protagonist is...
A mixture of text adventuring and arcade action, Island of Death puts you in the shoes of the sole survivor...
The Island of Lost Hope is a text-adventure with a pirate theme. The parser has standard Infocom-like abilities: it understands...
Apple II (1984)
Second in a series of "Eduventure" educational adventure games by Milliken Publishing. The protagonist is a balloonist whose balloon is...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
The Island is a traditional text adventure where you as the protagonist have survived a plane crash into the ocean...
The FBI sends an agent to deal with cannibals on a desert island.I was a Cannibal for the FBI is...
Crashing your spaceship on a strange planet and formulating some sort of escape plan is a longstanding convention in science...
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:
- 4.72 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