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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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Jack the Ripper

DOS19953.8/5 Intergalactic Development
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The Hound of Shadow

DOS19893.8/5 Eldritch Games
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Acheton

DOS19873.7/5
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Wishbringer

DOS19853.7/5 Infocom
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The Crack of Doom

DOS19893.7/5 Beam Software
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The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
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Amazon

DOS19843.7/5 Telarium
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Gnome Ranger

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.
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Holy Grail

DOS19843.7/5
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Rendezvous with Rama

DOS19853.7/5 Telarium
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Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
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Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
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Silicon Dreams

DOS19863.6/5 Level 9 Computing
Silicon Dreams by Level 9 Computing is a trilogy of interactive fiction (text adventure) games released in the mid-1980s. The trilogy includes three separate games: Snowball, Return to Eden, and The Worm in Paradise. Each game combines elements of science fiction with puzzle-solving and exploration. All three games are text-based, relying on d...
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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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Star Trek: First Contact

DOS19883.6/5 Simon & Schuster Interactive
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Essex

DOS19853.6/5 Synapse Software
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Adventure in Serenia

DOS19823.6/5 Sierra On-Line
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African Adventure

DOS1997remake3.6/5
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Mindshadow

DOSMac OS19853.6/5 Interplay Productions
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Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
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Ballyhoo

DOS19863.5/5 Infocom
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Golden Oldies: Volume 1 - Computer Software Classics

DOS19853.5/5 The Software Toolworks
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Guardians of Infinity: to Save Kennedy

DOS1988protected3.5/5 Paragon Software
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Supernova

DOS1987freeware3.5/5 Apogee Software
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Treasure Island

DOS19853.5/5 Byron Preiss Video Productions
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Castle Elsinore

DOS19923.5/5 Temple Software
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Sherlock Holmes: Another bow

DOS19853.5/5 Magicom Multimedia
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Brimstone

DOS19853.4/5 Synapse Software
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Zork Quest: Assault on Egreth Castle

DOS19883.4/5 Tom Snyder Productions
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Avon

DOS19893.4/5 Topologika Software