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.
79-year-old Edward Packard, founder of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure line and cut out of the loop by ChooseCo franchise revival, makes a...
The second in the U-Ventures line, this digital gamebook adaptation revises Edward Packard's Choose Your Own Adventure of the same...
This interactive manga tells the tale of a small Japanese town, Kurôzu-Cho, trapped in a vast spiraling curse. The story...
In this game you take play as the "Spiral Curse" of Uzumaki trying to bring curling madness to all of...
This short text adventure (written in a mere 181 lines of BASIC code) has the player exploring a vampire's lair...
Commodore 64 (2007)
An evil vampire and his nefarious minions plague a forested land; the task is set before the player to do...
VariTale is an early BBS door implementation of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure hypertext, allowing users to read through and extend up to three...
Atari ST (1988)
The Vault is a text adventure in which the player takes on the role as a private investigator.One day the...
A remake of his 6th-place finalist from the 2001 IF Competition, Simon Mark has stripped away Vicious Cycles' Z-code text...
Amstrad CPC (1987)
You are in a living room and there is an open door into the garden. As you walk through the...
Atari ST (1990)
The Village is a text adventure created with STAC.You are a computer expert who have been hired to work on...
ZX Spectrum (1991)
The Violator Of Voodoo is the second game in a series of four text adventures based on the eternal war...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 93 The Pawn
- 91 Jewels of Darkness
- 90 Robin of Sherwood: The Touchstones of Rhiannon
- 90 Hollywood Hijinx
- 90 The Fourth Protocol
- 90 Fish
- 89 Stationfall
- 89 Leather Goddesses of Phobos
- 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