lucid dreaming or sleep paralysis
by DAB - 5 games
"Please, add what you find/know to the corresponding poll. http://ifdb.tads.org/poll?id=ebdt8yrx99qgls80 These are not all recommended for play, stress here is the list part of "Recommended List""
by Ivanr - 7 games
"This is a chronologically-ordered list of the games that are my personal favorites. These are the games that have stuck with me the way that a great movie or a great book does; a more restrictive criterion yet than my choice to give..."
Camp/"So Bad It's Good"
by Ivanr - 6 games
"It might seem strange that a video game, which relies on consistent and effortful coding in order to deliver any kind of experience, could be "so bad it's good" in the way that an Ed Wood movie is. But it can happen, as this list..."
Big, difficult games that I always return to.
by calindreams - 3 games
"Maybe I'm a masochist. I'm not very good at puzzles and I've got the attention span of a gnat. But for some reason I'm always drawn to big difficult games. I like games where you have a lot room to explore and you don't get stuck in one..."
Enduring Classics of Parser IF
by Ivanr - 9 games
"There are probably other lists like this, but this one is mine. Canonical/classic/highly-regarded works of (noncommercial, parser) IF that have stood the test of time -- i.e., that are at least fifteen years old (an arbitrary cutoff) as..."
A Year on IFDB: The games that have stayed with me
by Spike - 12 games
"About a year ago I discovered post-AGT interactive fiction. Since then I've played a lot of great IF games. This list consists of the ones that have stuck with me the most. They're not necessarily the ones I rated the highest immediately..."
Opus Ignored: Big games that didn't take off
by MathBrush - 12 games
"It happens over and over: an author spends hundreds of hours on a game, often setting up a commercial company, and then releases it to almost total silence. This list contains such games, as well as other big games where the author was..."
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..."
by Xavid - 8 games
"a twine album by the Society of Narrativist Progenitors with apologies to They Might Be Giants and the People's Republic of Interactive Fiction (Twine games based on the track of the same name from the They Might Be Giants album..."
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..."