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..."
Danielle's Classic IF List
by Danielle - 7 games
"Traditional adventure games, filled with happy puzzles. Only thing is, you don't need a fancy video card to see the great graphics. Instead, just add imagination."
Big, non-linear adventure games with score system
by MathBrush - 29 games
"These are classic-style games, where you have to collect a large variety of objects while exploring a cave or building. My favorite way to play these games is to start playing without hints, mapping out the world and seeing what all I..."
Detective and mystery games
by MathBrush - 34 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."
Great religious and mythological games
by MathBrush - 19 games
"My "Best Fantasy" list was growing too big, so I'm splitting off the religious, mythological, and afterlife games. Some games like Curses! have a lot of religious and mythological references, but this list focuses on games where it's the..."
Great Twine/Choice games for those skeptical of the format
by MathBrush - 15 games
"I didn't like Twine at first, but slowly I've changed my opinion about it, until now, many of my favorite games are Twine/Choice games (including Varytale or choice-style parser games). These games tend to be very different genres from..."
Games with mostly custom responses
by dutchmule - 4 games
"Here is a list of games in which most, if not all, of the default responses have been replaced by a custom response. There are prominent examples of such games, and they seem to be popular in the general audience, which could be..."
by MathBrush - 20 games
"Games involving espionage, whether military or industrial. I've tried to put a few especially good games first, but the rest are in no particular order. This list includes games of excellent quality as well as games of lower quality."
The People's Revolutionary Game List
by verityvirtue - 6 games
"Games set in dystopias inspired by the Soviet Union. Often involves bureaucracy, wrongful imprisonment and revolution. Suggestions welcome."
Doug's Top Ten of IF Comp 2015
by Doug Orleans - 10 games
"I played all 53 entries in IF Comp 2016. These were the top ten games on my ballot. Note that I rate games on slightly different criteria for the IF Comp than I do for IFDB; in particular, as per the Comp rules, I select my vote after..."