by Ivanr - 6 games
"Okay, this is purely subjective, but since really successful comedy is so rare in IF I thought I'd collect what I consider to be the successes. Each of these is a game that made me grin. (To avoid killing any frogs, the commentary here..."
Games I've enjoyed
by Six31 - 8 games
"Games that I've found enjoyable, either because of their immersive environments, satisfying puzzles, or a combination of both. Games that I recommend to others who want to step into the world of interactive fiction."
Best Works of Science Fiction IF
by OtisTDog - 5 games
"I've always been a science fiction buff, but works worth recommending seem even fewer-and-far-between in the world of IF than they are in the world of books. This is the list of my favorites for this genre. Please feel free to comment if..."
Hard puzzle and dungeon games, Zork I, II, and III
by WandWielder - 2 games
"Very cool. Has a good story with a nice description and background. One small problem is the lack of enemies you find during the underground..."
by verityvirtue - 13 games
"Games set in the Arctic, Antarctic, or any other cold wilderness. Preferably with the isolation and harsh environment featuring prominently. Suggestions welcome. (Sorting is random, but games I have played come higher up)"
Favorites (games that will get you hooked on IF)
by crown_etherette - 6 games
"This list is for Vern and includes my favorite titles to date. I prefer puzzle games with extensive environments to explore."
IF that's a pleasure to READ
by Maureen - 10 games
"I have a soft spot for "literary" IF. Good writing can draw me into a story that doesn't really have much game to it, and amateur writing can wreck an otherwise good game. That's not to say I like puzzle-less IF or text dumps. I enjoy..."
Detective and mystery games
by MathBrush - 32 games
"These are games where you play a detective or someone else investigating a mystery. Most of them are realistic games which I am splitting off of my realistic list. Some are more magical or science fi-ish."
Games That Made Me Cry
by gobbldygook - 1 game
"I just recently started playing IF games, and have had a variety of experiences - this list collects the games I've played that moved me on a deeply emotional level. "
Great "lunchtime length" games
by MathBrush - 37 games
"These are games that can generally be completed in 30 minutes or less. Some can be completed much faster. Included in this list are games that have multiple endings that can individually be reached quickly. It also includes several Twiny..."
ADRIFT Authors' Iconic Works
by DB - 33 games
"I have attempted to assemble a list of some major (and some minor) authors for the ADRIFT platform along with a game iconic of their style. The games are listed by seniority of the authors, where seniority is determined by the year of an..."