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The best 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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Plundered Hearts

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Infocom
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The Hobbit

DOS19833.9/5 Beam Software
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Spellbreaker

DOS19853.9/5 Infocom
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Stationfall

DOS19873.9/5 Infocom
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Knight orc

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 Level 9 Computing
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Questprobe featuring The Hulk

DOS19843.9/5 Adventure International
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Perry Mason

DOS19853.9/5 Paisano Productions
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Suspended

DOS19833.9/5 Infocom
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James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

DOS19853.9/5 Angelsoft
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Gateway 2: Homeworld

DOS1993protected3.9/5 Legend Entertainment
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Romantic encounters at the dome

DOS19883.9/5 MicroIllusions
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Deadline

DOS19823.9/5 Infocom
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Questprobe featuring Human Torch and The Thing

DOS19853.9/5 Adventure International
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Bureaucracy

DOSMac OS19873.9/5 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.
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Tass Times in Tonetown

DOS19863.9/5 Interplay Productions
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The Wizard of Oz

DOS19853.9/5 Windham Classics
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Forbidden Quest

DOS19833.8/5 Pryority software
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Gnome Ranger 2: Ingrid's Back

DOS19883.8/5 Level 9 Computing
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Moonmist

DOS19863.8/5 Infocom
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Beyond the Titanic

DOS19863.8/5 Apogee Software
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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 ...
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Gamma Force in Pit of a Thousand Screams

DOS19883.8/5 Tom Snyder Productions
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20000 Leagues under the sea

DOS19883.8/5 Coktel Vision
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Zork Quest: The Crystal of Doom

DOS19893.8/5 Tom Snyder Productions
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Border Zone

DOS19873.8/5 Infocom
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The Usurper

DOS19893.8/5 Sir-tech Software
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Voodoo island

DOS19853.8/5 Angelsoft
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Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 Topologika Software
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Fish!

DOS19883.8/5 Magnetic Scrolls