The best classic and old school Text-only 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: 2019-10-22Tags: fantasy freeware interactive fiction puzzle-solving text adventure text-only

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

Virus-Farm

Virus-Farm

Virus-Farm is a brilliant shareware simulation game released in 1992 where players are viruses trying to infect the computer, entering commands in the console of a DOS-like operative system.

Year: 1992 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: cyberpunk 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

Druglord

Druglord

Druglord is a Simulation game developed by Phil Erwin and published by FantasyWare in 1991 for DOS.

Year: 1991 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: business simulation crime & punishment management text-only

Point of Attack

Point of Attack

Point of Attack is a wargame set in the Middle East, featuring a set of scenarios which depict actual and hypothetical scenarios (e.

Year: 1992 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: historical battle history text-only turn-based