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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.

Most popular interactive fiction games

1893: A World's Fair Mystery
adventureWindows XP/98/95, Mac OS
The Hobbit
adventureDOS
softporn-4

Softporn Adventure

DOS1981freewareNSFW4/5 Sierra On-Line
adventure-in-serenia-01

Adventure in Serenia

DOS19823.6/5 Sierra On-Line
deadline-2

Deadline

DOS19823.9/5 Infocom
starcross-01

Starcross

DOS19823.7/5 Infocom
zork1-2

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...
enchanter-1

Enchanter

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
forbiddenquest-1

Forbidden Quest

DOS19833.8/5 Pryority software
infidel-1

Infidel

DOS19833.3/5 Infocom
planetfall-1

Planetfall

DOS19834.1/5 Infocom
suspended-01

Suspended

DOS19833.9/5 Infocom
thehobbit-1

The Hobbit

DOS19833.9/5 Beam Software
the-witness-01

The Witness

DOS19834/5 Infocom
zork2-2

Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz

DOS19834.3/5 Infocom
amazon-crichton-04

Amazon

DOS19843.7/5 Telarium
castle-adventure-04

Castle Adventure

DOS1984freeware4.2/5
cutthroats-02

Cutthroats

DOS19843.4/5 Infocom
dragon-world-01

Dragon World

DOS19844.2/5 Telarium
earthlydelights-1

Earthly delights

DOS19843.6/5 Datamost
farehneith451-04

Farenheit 451

DOS19843.4/5 Telarium
holy-grail-04

Holy Grail

DOS19843.7/5
questprobe-hulk-01

Questprobe featuring The Hulk

DOS19843.9/5 Adventure International
seastalker-01

Seastalker

DOS19844/5 Infocom
sorcerer-1

Sorcerer

DOS19844.1/5 Infocom
suspect-01

Suspect

DOS19844.2/5 Infocom
hitchhikerguide-1

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...
zork3-1

Zork III: The Dungeon Master

DOS19844/5 Infocom
9-princes-in-amber-02

9 Princes in Amber

DOS19854.1/5 Telarium
_amfv_001

A Mind Forever Voyaging

DOSMac OS19854.1/5 Infocom
borrowed-time-04

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...
brimstone-1

Brimstone

DOS19853.4/5 Synapse Software