by Timo Saarinen - 3 games
"Smart puzzles and good writing don't alone make a good game. The setting and overall atmosphere are equally important."
A New IF Players List
by JSR - 4 games
by Doug Orleans - 0 games
by Simon Deimel - 9 games
"This is a list of games that affected me. Their contents had a certain impact on me and kept my mind busy even some time after I had finished playing."
Puzzle Based Small Games
by NiMuSi - 6 games
"Small games where the emphasis is on the puzzles. These small games all have puzzles with, on the main, logical answers. "
by MathBrush - 19 games
"These are games which are cute and/or sweet, in the sense that they are pleasant, relaxing, appropriate for children, or meant to warm your heart. This doesn't include absurdist games or more traditional fairy tales with strong elements..."
Games I'd like to play
by Atropos - 10 games
Original Favorites from My FIrst Day
by NosesAreAlive - 3 games
"Anything I liked on my first day on this site"
by Emily Short - 7 games
"Games which are entirely devoted to a single big puzzle, usually one that the player has to replay a number of times to get exactly right. Often these involve time restrictions or events that the player has to observe in order to..."
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."
by Ivanr - 5 games
"Graham Nelson once said that a text adventure is a "novel at war with a crossword puzzle". In some works, the novel wins, and in some the crossword wins. This is a list of games where both of them are trounced by the NES. In other words,..."
by katie087 - 3 games
"1. Lost Pig by Admiral Jota 2. Lock & Key by Adam Cadre 3. Best of Three by Emily Short "
Started But Unfinished Games
by GameDesigner - 10 games
"These are games that I started and never got around to finishing. I intend to finish them one at at time."
Noteworthy Games Which Can't Be Played on iOS or the IFDB
by Walter Sandsquish - 45 games
by Ron Newcomb - 6 games
"Quality games friendly to those of us new to Interactive Fiction and who would have little patience with the text adventures of old."
Excellent IF Games With Unfair Puzzles
by Canalboy - 5 games
"A Selection Of Enjoyable IF That Contain(s) Ridiculous Puzzles. All the games mentioned are enjoyable to me and of a very high standard generally."
by AmberShards - 6 games
"These are games with memorable stories, whose characters live long after the window has closed, and in which the puzzles are an integral part of the game. "
by verityvirtue - 7 games
"Games in which the PC is a cat, or which revolve closely around a particular cat. Generally pleasant games. I have thought about whether I should include Taghairm, but... well. "
by dacharya64 - 5 games
"My favorite IF games of all time, as I've played 'em. "
by gettera - 4 games
"There are some games I think everyone should play--as I play through them, I'll add the best games here."