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.
You are Kentarou Kogawa, a Japanese high-school student. One day you meet your girlfriend and the two of you go...
ZX Spectrum (1990)
The Little Wandering Guru is a quirky, fantasy, graphic/text adventure in which the player the eponymous 'Little Wandering Guru' asks...
In this "enter-your-name toy" from The Surrealist, the player inputs a user name from the blogging service LiveJournal, and a...
As in the LiveJournal Dungeon Adventure before it, this is an RPG engine that dynamically constructs a functional, if somewhat...
The plot of the drama, “Lola huele bien y adora el marisco” (Lola smells good and loves seafood), is simple....
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
Lone Survivor / Wacky Painter is a double games pack that contains two unreleased games:Lone Survivor: A text adventure where...
Atari 2600 (2002)
This game's plot is a condensed version of the first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is...
Commodore 64 (1985)
You are an explorer deep in the jungles of South America searching in a Lost City of the Maya for...
This homebrew typing-optional .NET text adventure, apparently inspired by the graphical interfaces of Legend's adventures and games developed using the...
Lost Dutchman's Gold is a text based adventure game. Your goal in the game is to find the legendary lost...
Lost Island is a text adventure where you have survived your ship sinking and are now floating on a piece...
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)
- 4.20 80 Days (2014)
- 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