The best classic and old school Interactive Fiction games

Zork: The Great Underground Empire

Zork: The Great Underground Empire

Zork is one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games, developed initially in 1977–1979, then released as a trilogy in the 1980s by Infocom for Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, DOS and many other platforms.

Year: 1982 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: fantasy freeware interactive fiction puzzle-solving text adventure text-only

Deadline

Deadline

Deadline is a text adventure published by Infocom in 1982. It was written by Marc Blank, one of the principal authors of Zork. The game was initially released for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit, and TRS-80.

Year: 1984 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery text adventure

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

GamesNostalgia pays a small tribute to Sir Roger Moore with James Bond 007: A View to a Kill, an interactive fiction created by Angelsoft for Apple II, DOS and Macintosh and released in 1985.

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction movies mystery text adventure

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels is an interactive fiction written by Bob Bates and released by Infocom for MS-DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh and Amiga in 1988. It...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery puzzle-solving text adventure

The Pawn

The Pawn

The Pawn is a text adventure created by Magnetic Scrolls initially for the Sinclair QL and published by Sinclair Research in 1985. The game wasn't very successful and one year lat...

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: fantasy interactive fiction sinclair ql text adventure text with still pics

Starcross

Starcross

Starcross is an interactive fiction/text adventure published by Infocom initially in 1982. The story was written by Dave Lebling, one of the authors of Zork. As many Infocom games...

Year: 1982 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: aliens interactive fiction mystery science fiction spaceship text adventure

Transylvania

Transylvania

Transylvania is the first chapter of a series of horror graphic adventure games created by Antonio Antiochia and published by Penguin Software. This first game was released in 1982 for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64.

Year: 1986 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-08-19Tags: horror interactive fiction text adventure text with still pics

Time Bandit

Time Bandit

Time Bandit is an action/adventure arcade written originally for the TRS-80 the ported in 1985 to Atari ST and Amiga by MichTron. The gameplay is similar to the popular Gauntlet, t...

Year: 1988 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2020-02-06Tags: arcade interactive fiction multiplayer science fiction split-screen text adventure

McMurphy's Mansion

McMurphy's Mansion

McMurphy's Mansion is a classic text based adventure developed in 1984 by Martin-Art and released as shareware..

Year: 1984 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: interactive fiction puzzle-solving text adventure

Another Lifeless Planet and Me With No Beer

Another Lifeless Planet and Me With No Beer

Another Lifeless Planet and Me With No Beer is a rare text-only adventure game released in 1989 and set on a distant planet, with limited ASCII graphics only.

Year: 1989 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: interactive fiction science fiction text adventure text-only

Frederik Pohl's Gateway

Frederik Pohl's Gateway

Frederik Pohl's Gateway is an interactive fiction with graphics created by Legend Entertainment and published in 1992 for MS-DOS. The game is based on the famous Frederik Pohl's sci-fi novels.

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: freeware interactive fiction puzzle-solving science fiction text adventure

Drachen von Laas

Drachen von Laas

Die Drachen von Laas is a fantasy interactive fiction with graphics created by attic Entertainment and published in 1991 for Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS. The game was designed and ...

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: amiga original game fantasy interactive fiction text adventure text with still pics

Fish!

Fish!

Fish! is a text adventure created by the British game studio Magnetic Scrolls, published in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS and other platforms by Rainbird. Wri...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: comedy detective interactive fiction mystery text adventure

A Journey Into Xanth

A Journey Into Xanth

A Journey Into Xanth is an Adventure game developed by Neil Sorenson and published by Neil Sorenson in 1993 for DOS.

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: fantasy interactive fiction puzzle-solving text adventure text-only