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)"
Richly simulated worlds
by Emily Short - 9 games
"IF in which the setting is especially deeply simulated, especially works that implement traditionally difficult systems (fire, liquid, ropes, recording devices, etc)."
by Infinite999 - 4 games
"This is a list for all of the games in the Andromeda Series in this recommended playing order: 1. Andromeda Awakening - The Final Cut 2. Andromeda Dreaming 3. Andromeda Apocalypse - Extended Edition 4. Andromeda Ascending"
Puzzle-less or puzzle-light
by Felix Pleșoianu - 5 games
"The relative importance of puzzles in IF is a matter of some contention. But there's no doubt that puzzleless IF *can* be great. Here are some examples."
Danielle's Must-Play IF List
by Danielle - 9 games
"A list of my personal faves. The format and difficulty of these games vary. The quality, however, does not. I pondered on many of these games long after I finished them, and I hope you enjoy the depth of these works as well."
A timeline of some important games for authors
by MathBrush - 28 games
"This is a timeline of some highly influential games that used innovative techniques or left a mark on future games. I have not included 2015 games yet because it's hard to know what mark they will leave on the future. It leaves out games..."
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."
by Emily Short - 10 games
"Interactive fiction with a lot of plot -- many scenes and events moving the player forward, rather than just a collection of puzzles. Some of these works are fairly difficult and do use puzzles as pacing devices, while others are low in..."
Recommended ADRIFT Games
by Richard Otter - 11 games
"This is a list put together in early 2005 after a thread on the ADRIFT Forum It is not comprehensive, and not all of the games will appeal to everyone."
by Doug Orleans - 0 games
Games set in hell
by verityvirtue - 6 games
"Games in which a major setting is hell, the underworld, Hades or some variation thereof. Omissions likely because I haven't played the game, and, as always, suggestions are welcome."
Various games I enjoyed
by Deathworks - 1 game
"This is just a list of games that I enjoyed based on their own merit. There is no special common theme to them, besides me believing that they are worth being played."