Games with amusing deaths
by Andrew Schultz - 26 votes for 19 games, last vote on June 18, 2020; created on April 7, 2015
"Lots of games have one amusing death, but what games best take the concept and run with it? These deaths could be nudges on messing something up, or even better, or even a nice reward for a reader who is playing attention and notices a..."
Games with an abrupt and unexpected ending twist
by dutchmule - 70 votes for 25 games, last vote on May 19, 2018; created on December 13, 2009
"I'm looking for games which, as in a lot of short stories, feature a sudden and unexpected revelation/twist at the very end of the game, that possibly changes your interpretation of what the game was really all about. (but please be..."
Games with an evolving environment
by Sorrel - 12 votes for 10 games, last vote on May 8, 2017; created on February 5, 2010
"I'm looking for IF where the setting constantly evolves/changes to either advance the plot or confuse the player. Something to the effect of Shade. "
Games with Books/Bookshelves/Libraries
by Andrew Schultz - 38 votes for 27 games, last vote on December 8, 2018; created on May 13, 2016
"I'm interested in games with lots of books you can read through. Maybe it's just a lot of cool titles and authors. Maybe they're randomly or procedurally generated. Maybe they reference pop culture, or maybe they're the author's own..."
Games with character creators/creation
by cynical11 - 11 votes for 10 games, last vote on May 20, 2019; created on August 3, 2014
"Basically, any game that features any kind of character creation system; but, the more in-depth, the better."
Games with Chases
by Jeremy Freese - 22 votes for 14 games, last vote on November 7, 2019; created on October 25, 2009
"The chase scene, a staple of Scooby Doo and action movies, but how often has it been done in IF?"
Games with Difficult Puzzles and a Forgiveness Rating of Tough or Lower
by Athe - 25 votes for 13 games, last vote on June 24, 2019; created on June 27, 2011
"While searching for games that were difficult, I found many games that had a very unforgiving forgiveness rating, which I don't find very appealing. I do like puzzles, however, so I would be interested in finding games with challenging..."
Games with diseases that alter perception
by Mrs. Info-adventurer - 15 votes for 9 games, last vote on October 14, 2015; created on November 11, 2013
"You know those parasites, fungi, and viruses that attack small insects or animals and control their minds? Well I'm looking for a game with a disease like that which alters your perception. Are there any games like that? Thanks a million..."
Games with easy English
by Fitbos - 18 votes for 14 games, last vote on June 28, 2018; created on April 6, 2010
"I'm a Chinese guy who is really interested in text-based stuff, but my English is not very good for me to play games with hard English. Especially games with slangs every where. So I'm just looking for games that really written in easy..."
Games with exceptional clothing systems
by Fitzzy - 9 votes for 8 games, last vote on June 4, 2018; created on June 18, 2009
"Games of any genre, irregardless of the quality of the game itself, that has an exceptional clothing management system in place."
Games with extraordinary "wow" moments
by J'onn Roger - 49 votes for 21 games, last vote on December 8, 2018; created on July 7, 2009
"If there is a moment in a game that stands out to you with vivid clarity, a moment of extraordinary beauty with writing that makes you really makes you see what is taking place, list the game here. Since surprise may play a part in the..."
games with female protagonists
by X.W - 28 votes for 23 games, last vote on July 14, 2019; created on July 11, 2018
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Games with good magic system
by RedHatter - 43 votes for 15 games, last vote on April 14, 2018; created on December 7, 2011
"I'm looking for some games with a good magic system. Doesn't have to be at brilliant as Savoir-Faire but consistency would be nice."
Games with good rpg elements that are if
by Zzoro26 - 25 votes for 13 games, last vote on December 25, 2019; created on September 30, 2011
"I'm looking for a good interactive IF that has good rpg elements"
Games with graphics and/or sound
by eyesack - 167 votes for 87 games, last vote on November 7, 2019; created on December 15, 2008
"I couldn't find an easy way to search for this, so I figured I'd ask the hivemind: What games use graphics and/or sound to enhance the gameplay, similar to City of Secrets and Necrotic Drift?"
games with great interactivity
by nick love - 9 votes for 6 games, last vote on March 17, 2014; created on February 22, 2014
"I want a game with a great variety of interactiveness. I want it to be challenging but fun and comedic."
Games with great puzzles
by Molly - 27 votes for 15 games, last vote on June 8, 2018; created on December 30, 2008
"Games that have great puzzle-design. The puzzles need to be logical and internally consistent."
Games with high replay value
by Wendymoon - 29 votes for 19 games, last vote on June 10, 2018; created on October 2, 2009
"What games do you find yourself returning to again and again? Maybe to get every last lousy point, to do some amusing things, to try for different endings or just for the enjoyment of replaying?"
Games with Impossible-to-film moments
by aaronius - 18 votes for 14 games, last vote on October 21, 2019; created on November 5, 2009
"I'm looking for games that demonstrate the power of text-based games. Games with sentences that would make developers of 3D games weep, like "The army of ten million robots marched over the liquid landscape," or "She concealed her anger..."
Games with interesting content that unlocks after beating the game
by MathBrush - 7 votes for 6 games, last vote on June 29, 2016; created on May 6, 2015
"After playing Tenth Plague, I was interested when I saw the game had a commentary mode. I was looking for similar "extra content" in other games."