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.
Commodore 64 (1988)
After being awoken by your telephone, you have been summoned to meet someone to receive a mission reluctantly, seeing as...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Designed as a salute to Hollywood, this psychedelic follow-up to Pimania puts the player in the shoes of Groucho who...
Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), TI-99/4A (1981), TRS-80 (1979), TRS-80 CoCo (1983), Dragon 32/64 (1984), Browser (2005), BBC Micro (1986), Electron (1984), PC-88 (1985), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1985) and Exidy Sorcerer (1979)
Mystery Fun House is the seventh entry in the original Scott Adams adventure series. The events of the game take...
The Mystery of Brackly Hall is an adventure game, and a part of the Adventure Games Live series. Like all...
Commodore 64 (1984)
The Mystery of Munroe Manor is a single person text adventure.Old man Barstow is dead. Munroe Manor stands deserted on...
Commodore 64 (1988)
You are a historian and a member of the London Archaeological Society, so you Sir James Wentworth have been sent...
Commodore 64 (1986)
You are a farmer and arriving at your field one morning you have discovered all your sheep have disappeared and...
Commodore 64 (1986)
You find yourself lying on a raft floating in the middle of the sea with no land or anything in...
Commodore 64 (1989)
A text adventure game. It is year 1997. Hong Kong has moved from British administration to the Chinese, but not...
Commodore 64 (2007)
In a choose-your-own-adventure narrative not for children, the player controls a 12-year-old runaway boy, bored and frustrated with his stifling...
Jarret Duffy knows everything about Dungeons & Dragons-- a sad fact which has secured his position as assistant manager of...
In this brief interactive chat, the player chooses conversational gambits over a mobile phone conversation. The dialogue begins with mundane...
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