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The most popular interactive fiction games

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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Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
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Gateway 2: Homeworld

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
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Circuit's Edge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
Circuit's Edge is a cyberpunk-themed role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released in 1990 for various platforms including DOS, Amiga, and Commodore 64.Set in a dystopian future, Circuit's Edge takes place in the fictional city of Rhoes Island, a dark and gritty urban landscape filled with crime, corru...
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Amnesia

DOS19864/5 Cognetics corporation
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James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
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Leather Goddesses of Phobos

DOS19864.2/5 Infocom
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Eric the Unready

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Borrowed Time

DOS19853.6/5 Interplay Productions
Borrowed Time is a graphic adventure video game developed and published by Interplay Productions. It was released in 1985 for various platforms, including the Apple Macintosh, Apple II, DOS, and Atari ST. The game is notable for its early use of digitized photos and a noir-style detective narrative.The game's story is set in the 1930s and foll...
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1893: A World's Fair Mystery

Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.4/5
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The Hound of Shadow

DOS19893.8/5 Eldritch Games
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The mist

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
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Breakers

DOS19864.1/5 Synapse Software
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The Lurking Horror

DOS19874.1/5 Infocom
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Star Trek: the Kobayashi alternative

DOS19854/5 Micromosaics
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The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
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A Mind Forever Voyaging

DOSMac19854.1/5 Infocom
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Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
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Zork Quest: Assault on Egreth Castle

DOS19883.4/5 Tom Snyder Productions
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Sorcerer

DOS19844.1/5 Infocom
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The Fourth Protocol

DOS19874/5 The Electronic Pencil Co.
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Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
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Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
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Enchanter

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
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Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the girls

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Romantic encounters at the dome

DOS19883.9/5 MicroIllusions
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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...