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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.

Most popular interactive fiction games

1893: A World's Fair Mystery
adventureWindows XP/98/95, Mac OS
The Hobbit
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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...
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Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

DOS19834.3/5 Infocom
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Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
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Dream Zone

DOS19884.2/5 Naughty Dog
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Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
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Leather Goddesses of Phobos

DOS19864.2/5 Infocom
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Zork I: The Great Underground Empire

DOS19824.2/5 Infocom
Zork is one of the most popular text-adventures and one of the first interactive fiction games ever created. The first Zork was developed in the seventies and ported on various platform by Infocom in the early 80s. Infocom was one of the most prolific developers of text-adventures for home computers and created memorable interactive fiction ga...
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Dragon World

DOS19844.2/5 Telarium
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Jewels of Darkness

DOS19864.2/5 Level 9 Computing
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

DOSMac OS1984freeware4.2/5 Infocom
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a humorous free text adventure game based on the novel of the same name written by Douglas Adams (if you never read it, shame on you!). The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was designed by Douglas Adams himself and interactive fiction god Steve Eric Meretzky, it was released by Infocom in 1984 for DOS and for...
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Planetfall

DOS19834.1/5 Infocom
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A Mind Forever Voyaging

DOSMac OS19854.1/5 Infocom
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Rambo First Blood Part 2

DOS19854.1/5 Angelsoft
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James Bond 007: Goldfinger

DOS19864.1/5 Angelsoft
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The Fellowship of the Ring

DOS19864.1/5 Beam Software
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Myth

DOS19894.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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Questprobe Featuring Spider-Man

DOS19864.1/5 Adventure International
Questprobe Featuring Spider-Man is an abandoned text-based adventure game designed by Scott Adams, developed and released by Adventure International in 1986 for DOS but was also published for Acorn Electron, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Dragon 32, ZX Spectrum, MSX. Questprobe Featuring Spider-Man is part of the Questprobe game series, the ...
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Lancelot

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
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Sorcerer

DOS19844.1/5 Infocom
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Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers get all the girls

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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The Guild of Thieves

DOS19874.1/5 Magnetic Scrolls
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Frederik Pohl's Gateway

DOS19924.1/5 Legend Entertainment
Frederik Pohl's Gateway is one of the best abandoned adventures games from Legend Entertainment. Gateway is an interactive fiction with graphics and an improved interface (unusual for IFs), based on the Frederik Pohl's novel Gateway. Tt was designed by Michael Verdu and Glen R. Dahlgren and published by Legend Entertainment in 1992.
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9 Princes in Amber

DOS19854.1/5 Telarium
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Eric the Unready

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Spellcasting 301: Spring Break

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
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Time and Magik: The Trilogy

DOS19884.1/5 Level 9 Computing
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The Lurking Horror

DOS19874.1/5 Infocom
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Trinity

DOS19864.1/5 Infocom
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Journey: The Quest Begins

DOS19894.1/5 Infocom
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Timequest

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment