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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.
guardinfinity-1

Guardians of Infinity: to Save Kennedy

DOS1988protected3.5/5 Paragon Software
jinxter-0004

Jinxter

DOS19884/5 Magnetic Scrolls
lancelot-01

Lancelot

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
lane-mastodon-02a

Lane Mastodon vs. the Blubbermen

DOS19884/5 Tom Snyder Productions
legend-of-the-sword-03

Legend of the Sword

DOS19884/5 Silicon Software
returntodoom-1

Return to Doom

DOS19883.8/5 Topologika Software
romanticdome-1

Romantic encounters at the dome

DOS19883.9/5 MicroIllusions
startrek1stcontact-1

Star Trek: First Contact

DOS19883.6/5 Simon & Schuster Interactive
shadowsmordor-3

The Shadows of Mordor

DOS19883.7/5 Beam Software
time-and-magik-03

Time and Magik: The Trilogy

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
zork-quest-1-02

Zork Quest: Assault on Egreth Castle

DOS19883.4/5 Tom Snyder Productions
alice-wonderland-if-01

Alice in Wonderland

DOS19893.3/5
arthur-excalibur-02

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

DOS19894/5 Infocom
avon-1

Avon

DOS19893.4/5 Topologika Software
demon-tomb-02

Demon's Tomb: The Awakening

DOS19893.3/5 Silhouette Software
grail-quest-01

GrailQuest

DOS19893.4/5 Artworx Software
js-shogun-02

James Clavell's Shogun

DOS19894.3/5 Infocom
James Clavell's Shogun, a text adventure game developed by Infocom and released in 1989. Infocom was known for its interactive fiction games, and "James Clavell's Shogun" was one of its later releases.This text adventure game is based on James Clavell's novel "Shogun" and follows the story of John Blackthorne, an English navigator who becomes invol...
journey-adv-03

Journey: The Quest Begins

DOS19894.2/5 Infocom
myth-ms-02

Myth

DOS19894.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
ooze-01

Ooze: Creepy Nites

DOS19893/5 Dragonware Games
scapeghost-1

Scapeghost

DOS19893.7/5 Level 9 Computing
sex-vixens-from-space-02

Sex Vixens from Space

DOS1989NSFW4/5 Free Spirit Software
crackofdoom-1

The Crack of Doom

DOS19893.7/5 Beam Software
the-golden-fleece-03

The Golden Fleece

DOS19894/5
houndshadow-1

The Hound of Shadow

DOS19893.8/5 Eldritch Games
usurper-1

The Usurper

DOS19893.8/5 Sir-tech Software
zork-quest-2-02

Zork Quest: The Crystal of Doom

DOS19893.8/5 Tom Snyder Productions
circuitsedge-2

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...