Most Fun to Play
by bluevelvetwings - 6 games
"These games have unique gameplay or character perspective. Most have unique mechanics or are otherwise just different. I had a lot of fun with all of these."
Games made with Twine 2/Harlowe
by prof_yaffle - 6 games
"A list of games which were made in version 2 of Twine using the Harlowe story format. Useful for people who are learning Harlowe and want to find games to learn from."
Great "white hat" horror games by genre
by MathBrush - 26 games
"This list does not include games intended to disgust or to make you personally feel evil. The focus is on games where good overcomes evil, or that just make you think. That is what I mean by "white hat" games. Games like Vespers or..."
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."
Surreal/trippy/metaphor/mind's journey, with two worlds
by MathBrush - 30 games
"There is a big genre of games where you explore a metaphorical region of dreams or symbolism, and which has meaning in the 'real world'. I love this genre, and these are my favorite examples of the genre. I only include games where there..."
Best of Level 9
by Denk - 5 games
"After Infocom and Magnetic scrolls, Level 9 is perhaps the best known IF company. Though their first games had a very primitive parser, their last games had very advanced parser similar to infocom. These are my favorites. If you can..."
Big, non-linear adventure games with score system
by MathBrush - 28 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..."
Games of Infocom quality and length (or better)
by MathBrush - 36 games
"These are games that are as long as an Infocom game (i.e. Shade would be too short) and are as good quality (so Colossal Cave Adventure, though fun, is out). By quality, I mean the kind of things accomplished by numerous testers: few..."