Great games in a mostly realistic setting
by MathBrush - 49 games
"These are games that for the most part don't contain magical elements or futuristic technology. This includes games where there might be magic or futuristic technology, but you don't know until the end. So several of these games do..."
2020 Alternative Top 100
by Denk - 101 games
"(Created 24-Jul-2020) Philosophy: 1. If a game only has 5-star ratings, it is because the game hasn't received enough ratings. 2. Games with few ratings can still be among the best. 3. Sometimes the average score is the best metric. The..."
Great games set in space
by MathBrush - 32 games
"My list for best sci-fi games has grown too large again, and so I'm splitting it off again. This list only includes games whose primary action is off-planet, or which feature exploring an unfamiliar planet, or which feature..."
Annotated list of best sci-fi games
by MathBrush - 30 games
"A few months ago, I thought, "There really aren't that many sci-fi IF games". Then I started going through old games I had played, and downlaoded TADS, and was shocked at how many great sci-fi games there are. This is a list of my..."
Recommended Games based on Design, Content, or Themes
by daelsepara - 4 games
"This is a list of games I would recommend based on their uniqueness and quality of the design and content."
by Walter Sandsquish - 13 games
"Philosophers may wonder if people are the only ones who are rational and self-aware, but IF authors are certain we aren't. Here are some games where consciousness takes unexpected forms. "
Favorite Fours From Industrious Implementors, 2G
by Walter Sandsquish - 28 games
"Some IF writers write more than others. Here are my favorite four games from authors who've released at least half-a-dozen games to date. This list covers 2nd-generation text-adventure implementors, who published the bulk of their work..."
Favorite Fours From Industrious Implementors, 1G
by Walter Sandsquish - 24 games
"Some IF writers write more than others. Here are my favorite four games from authors who've released at least half-a-dozen games to date. This list covers 1st-generation text-adventure implementors, who published the bulk of their work..."
by Walter Sandsquish - 13 games
"So, I download a game and fire up the 'terp. A dozen or two moves later, I discover that the game is pretty absurd and is already finished. Mostly, this makes me roll my eyes, but these made me smile too."
My new walkthroughs for June 2020
by David Welbourn - 9 games
"On Friday June 26, 2020, I published new walkthroughs for the games and stories listed below! (The walkthroughs for Bullhockey! and Under the Bed were published in May, but I'm adding them to this list because I didn't make a list in May..."
A timeline of some important games for authors
by MathBrush - 33 games
"This is a timeline of some highly influential games that were among the first to use specific techniques or which left a mark on future games. It leaves out games like Spellbreaker, Birdland, or Superluminal Vagrant Twin that were..."
My new walkthroughs for April 2020
by David Welbourn - 5 games
"On Wednesday April 29, 2020, I published some new walkthroughs for the games and stories listed below! One was paid for by my wonderful patrons at Patreon. Please consider supporting me to make even more new walkthroughs for works of..."
My First Games
by Zoe Victoria - 8 games
"The first time I played a text adventure was on my braille note apex in elementary school. Some were easy, some were hard. Some I loved, and some not so much. No matter what my opinions are these games introduced me to something I'd..."
by MathBrush - 15 games
"These are games that have a medical theme of some sort, including medical simulators, medical horror, and games featuring doctors. Feel free to suggest others! (Items 8-15 suggested by David Welbourn)"