Non-Infocom games of commercial era worth playing - an IFDB Poll

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What commercial games published between 1980-1993 other than those by Infocom do you think are worth playing?

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Eric the Unready, by Bob Bates
8 votes
"Legend games were high quality" [+]... "Genuinely funny in parts, nice balance of puzzles" [+]... "A Classic" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers Get All The Girls, by Steve Meretzky
7 votes
"Steve Meretsky" [+]... "Very clean" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Hobbit, by Philip Mitchell and Veronika Megler
6 votes
"The classic of classics. " [+]... (No comment) [+]... "If The Hobbit,..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Fish!, by John Molloy, Pete Kemp, Phil South, Rob Steggles
6 votes
(No comment) [+]... "Magnetic Scrolls..." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Gateway, by Mike Verdu, Michael Lindner, and Glen Dahlgren
6 votes
"Inspired by Heechee trilogy, sense of wonder, interesting hybrid user interface" [+]... "I'm playing this now. Awe and wonder. Very engaging. Not too hard (for now...)" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Guild of Thieves, by Rob Steggles
5 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Knight Orc, by Pete Austin
4 votes
"Classic Level 9 adventure" [+]... (No comment) [+]... "Chaos..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Wonderland, by David Bishop, Bob Coles, Paul Findley, Ken Gordon, Richard Huddy, Steve Lacey, Doug Rabson, Anita Sinclair, Hugh Steers and Mark Taylor
3 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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TimeQuest, by Bob Bates
3 votes
"Brilliant multi-layered time travel game" [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Gateway 2: Homeworld, by Mike Verdu and Glen Dahlgren
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Gnome Ranger, by Pete Austin
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance, by Steve Meretzky
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Jinxter, by Georgina Sinclair, Michael Bywater
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Pawn, by Rob Steggles, Peter Kemp, Hugh Steers, Ken Gordon, and Geoff Quilley
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Spellcasting 301: Spring Break, by Steve Meretzky
2 votes
(No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Demon's Tomb - The Awakening, by Simon Price
2 votes
"good writing, atmospheric, good parser." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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The Horror of Rylvania, by D. A. Leary
2 votes
"the best from Adventions and early TADS" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Scapeghost, by Pete Austin
2 votes
"atmospheric with strong parser" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Countdown to Doom, by Peter D. Killworth
2 votes
"I love all of Peter Killworth's Doom series - proper old school sci-fi." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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An Everyday Tale of a Seeker of Gold, by John Wilson and Sean Doran
1 vote
"Zenobi's adventures were great fun too!" [+]...

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Spy Snatcher, by Jonathan Partington and Jon Thackray
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Avon, by Jon Thackray and Jonathan Partington
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Mindfighter, by Anna Popkess and Fergus McNeill
1 vote
"Dystopian story..." [+]...

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Lords of Time, by Sue Gazzard and Ian Buxton
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Terrormolinos, by Peter Jones, Trevor Lever, Mike Robinson, James Byrne, and Roger Taylor
1 vote
"Take ten photos..." [+]...

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Tass Times in Tonetown, by Michael Berlyn and Muffy Berlyn
1 vote
"First game I played with "feelies"" [+]...

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Corruption, by Rob Steggles, Hugh Steers
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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La diosa de Cozumel, by Andrés Roberto Samudio Monro, Andrés Roberto Samudio Monro, Tim Gilberts, Juan Antonio Darder, Carlos Marqués, and Francisco Carrión
1 vote
"Probably the best example of Spanish commercial IF" [+]...

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Transylvania, by Antonio Antiochia
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Lancelot, by Christina Erskin, Joan Lamb, Neil Scrimgeour, Dicken Peeke, Nusarath Jahan, Mike Austin, Nick Austin, John Jones-Steele, and Mike Bryant
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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T-Zero, by Dennis Cunningham
1 vote
"Beautifully written and cleverly abstract game through different time zones; quite unique." [+]...

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Myth, by Paul Findley
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Ingrid's Back, by Pete Austin, Peter McBride, Godfrey Dowson, Graham Jones
1 vote
"Best of Level 9" [+]...

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Alien Research Centre, by Ian Smith and Sean McClure
1 vote
"Semi-commercial I think" [+]...

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