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.
The Misadventure of the Holy Grail is a comedy text adventure that takes inspiration from the 1975 movie, Monty Python...
The Wizard of Life has abducted our hero to a far-off and strange distant land, where he must determine how...
Commodore 64 (1994)
You have been dumped on Misty Island, in a semi-conscious state by spies for knowing too much, and left too...
Commodore 64 (1989)
Mit Jeans und Hellebarde is a text adventure in German language. The plot follows a man from today who suddenly...
A text adventure double-feature letting the player bust in the fourth wall and experience for him or herself all the...
Jonas Kyratzes takes us on another wordy journey through his bipolar whimsy, presenting a player-directed Protean humanistic hyperfiction journey to...
Tamara Lynd has recently become engaged to Jack Tresyllian, a wealthy owner of the Tresyllian Castle in Cornwall, England. Shortly...
ZX Spectrum (1987)
Moscow-Paris s an illustrated text adventure game set in a train travelling from Moscow to Paris. After several hours of...
In this Christian adventure game, you assume the role of Moses, who must free his people, the Israelites, from slavery...
Commodore 64 (1984)
On your motorcycle, you have entered the Motor Cycle Rally where you start and finish at Ariel Castle searching the...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Your society is suffering from frequent attacks by forces from the east, lead by Vran Verusbel and princess Delphia. You...
Amstrad CPC (1986)
The first game in the Ket trilogy was originally pure Interactive Fiction, however the Amstrad conversion later added graphics of...
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