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Interactive fiction: text-based adventure games sorted by release date

Interactive fiction games (or text adventures) are adventure games in which the player gives textual commands in order to act within the given story. The story itself is told both using text and static pictures or with no graphics of any kind, just text. The genre's stepping stones are Adventure (developed in 1975) and the Zork series. Infocom, Legend Entertainment and Magnetic scrolls were some of the most popular interactive fiction developers of the 80s.
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Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the girls

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Transylvania 3: Vanquish the Night

DOS19903/5 Polarware
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A Night with Troi

DOS1991NSFW4/5
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Magnetic Scrolls Collection

DOS19914.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
Magnetic Scrolls was one of the finest developer companies dedicated to Interactive Fiction. The Magnetic Scrolls Collection is a trilogy of Magnenic Scrolls adventures remade using the Wonderland engine: Fish!, Corruption, The Guild of Thieves. The new window-based interface made text-adventuring easy even for gamers not used to a text-only interf...
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Scrooge

DOS19913/5 Leisuresoft
Scrooge is an abandoned interactive fiction graphic adventure game developed and released by Leisuresoft in 1991 for DO. Scrooge is based on the popular Christmas tale of the same name.
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Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance

DOS1991protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
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Timequest

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Xtrek

DOS1991freewareNSFW4/5
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Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
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Frederik Pohl's Gateway

DOS19924.1/5 Legend Entertainment
Frederik Pohl's Gateway is one of the best abandoned adventures games from Legend Entertainment. Gateway is an interactive fiction with graphics and an improved interface (unusual for IFs), based on the Frederik Pohl's novel Gateway. Tt was designed by Michael Verdu and Glen R. Dahlgren and published by Legend Entertainment in 1992.
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Spellcasting 301: Spring Break

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Eric the Unready

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Gateway 2: Homeworld

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
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2112

DOS19943/5
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Jack the Ripper

DOS19953.8/5 Intergalactic Development
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African Adventure

DOS1997remake3.6/5
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS20033.8/5
1893: A World's Fair Mystery is an interactive fiction game developed by the American studio Illuminated Lantern and released in 2002. Set during the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the game combines historical fiction with mystery-solving gameplay.In 1893: A World's Fair Mystery, players take on the role of a detective investigating ...