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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.

Most popular interactive fiction applications

Interactive fiction applications

  • questprobeff-1
    DOS19853.8/5 Adventure International
  • crackofdoom-1
    DOS19893.7/5 Beam Software
  • rambo-first-blood-01
    DOS19854.1/5 Angelsoft
  • deadline-2
    DOS19823.8/5 Infocom
  • demonsforge-1
    DOS19872.9/5 Mastertronic
  • 007-goldfinger-1
    DOS19864.1/5 Angelsoft
  • 2112-01
  • spellcasting101-2
    DOS1990protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
  • shadowsmordor-3
    DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
  • guild-of-thieves-0001
    DOS19874.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
  • sherlockholmesbow-1
    DOS19853.5/5 Magicom Multimedia
  • acheton-01
  • knightorc-1
    DOSMac19873.9/5 Level 9 Computing
  • spellcasting301-4
    DOS1992protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
  • 1893-world-fair-04
    Windows XP/98/95Mac20033.8/5
  • gateway2_home_000
    DOS1993protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
  • 9-princes-in-amber-02
    DOS19854.2/5 Telarium
  • jack-the-ripper-01
    DOS19954/5 Intergalactic Development
  • borrowed-time-04
    DOS19853.7/5 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...

  • castle-adventure-04
  • ericunready-1
    DOS1993protected4/5 Legend Entertainment
  • sorcerer-1
    DOS19844.1/5 Infocom
  • bureaucracy-02
    DOSMac19873.9/5 Infocom

    Bureaucracy is an abandoned text-adventure game designed by Douglas Adams (yes, the writer of The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy), developed and published by Infocom in 1987. Bureaucracy is a peculiar interactive fiction; the game challenges you to solve frustrating bureaucratic problems in a world populated by strange characters.

  • magnetic-scrolls-collection-02
    DOS19914/5 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...

  • dream-zone-02
    DOS19884.2/5 Naughty Dog
  • timequest-01
    DOS1991protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
  • gnomeranger-1
    DOS19873.7/5 Level 9 Computing

    Gnome Ranger is an abandoned fantasy adventure game, developed and published by Level 9 Computing in 1987 for DOS. Gnome Ranger was designed by Peter Austin who also designed the sequel Gnome Ranger 2: Ingrid's Back.

  • thepawn-4
    DOS19863.9/5 Magnetic Scrolls
  • houndshadow-1
    DOS19893.8/5 Eldritch Games
  • skthemist-1
    DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft