The best classic and old school Text Adventure games

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: 2020-11-15Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery puzzle-solving text adventure

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: 2019-10-22Tags: 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: 2020-09-13Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery 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

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

Zork III: The Dungeon Master

Zork III: The Dungeon Master

Zork III: The Dungeon Master is the third and final chapter of the Zork classic trilogy, and one of the most famous text adventures ever created. Published by Infocom, it was relea...

Year: 1982 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: fantasy 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

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: 2020-09-04Tags: aliens interactive fiction mystery science fiction spaceship text adventure

Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland is a text adventure developed by Magnetic Scrolls and published by Virgin Mastertronic in 1990 for DOS. It was ported to the Amiga, Atari ST, and Acorn 32-Bit the following year.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: fantasy interactive fiction puzzle-solving text adventure text with still pics

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

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

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

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