Games I finished without hints.

Recommendations by Rovarsson (Belgium)

It's better for the feeling of immersion when you're not reading a walkthrough while playing. These games are definitely solvable without hints.
Some very friendly puzzlewise, some a tad harder.

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1. Jack Toresal and The Secret Letter, by Mike Gentry and David Cornelson (2009)
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
Rovarsson says:

Very railroaded. Just follow along with the exciting adventure-story.

2. Photopia
by Adam Cadre
(1998)
Average member rating: (507 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Gripping story, paced through the medium of IF. Puzzleless.

3. Earth and Sky
by Paul O'Brian
(2001)
Average member rating: (78 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Experimenting time! Don your superhero-suit and check out what your powers can do. No real puzzles, but a cool bossfight. (Sequels 2 & 3 are in the same vein, but somewhat harder.)

4. An Evening at the Ransom Woodingdean Museum House
by Ryan Veeder
(2016)
Average member rating: (18 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Slowly creeping unnervedness. Pretty straightforward puzzlewise.

5. Glowgrass, by Nate Cull (1997)
Average member rating: (91 ratings)
Rovarsson says:

Easy puzzles. Cool exploration of a sci-fi house. Stepwise discovery of the backstory.

6. Napier's Cache
by Vivienne Dunstan
(2020)
Average member rating: (11 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Great story about an alchemical treasurehunt, divided in short scenes.

7. Muggle Studies
by M. Flourish Klink
(2012)
Average member rating: (17 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Basic adventuring skills. Explore the tower, examine everything and take everything that's not bolted on.

8. Molly and the Butter Thieves
by Alice Grove (as Cosmic Hamster)
(2015)
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Follow the Faeries to their palace. Fun easy puzzles in a lighthearted story.

9. Fragile Shells
by Stephen Granade
(2010)
Average member rating: (47 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Escape the Space Station by combining what's left of it after the explosion. Great common sense puzzles.

10. The Orion Agenda, by Ryan Weisenberger (2004)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)
Rovarsson says:

Requires a bit of thinking it through at the end.

11. Firebird
by Bonnie Montgomery
(1998)
Average member rating: (28 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Very nice retelling of a Russian Folk-tale. Easy to medium puzzles.

12. Metamorphoses
by Emily Short
(2000)
Average member rating: (118 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

Have fun tinkering with the magic machines. Harder puzzles, but many solutions. Keep trying and you'll reach an ending. For other endings, replay!

13. Babel
by Ian Finley
(1997)
Average member rating: (141 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

This one is harder. Stick by the basic IF-rules (Explore!, Examine!, Read!) and you'll make it through.

14. The Weight of a Soul
by Chin Kee Yong
(2021)
Average member rating: (14 ratings)

Rovarsson says:

A medical murder mystery. An epidemic is on the verge of decimating the city. Up to you to investigate. A long and engaging IF-story in an alchemypunk setting.


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