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Recommendations by Felix Pleșoianu (Bucharest, Romania)

The common wisdom holds that IF's greatest strength is the freedom it grants to the player (or at least the illusion thereof). Yet some of the best IF ever is highly linear.

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1. Photopia
by Adam Cadre
(1998)
Average member rating: (477 ratings)

Felix Pleșoianu says:

Arguably the best piece of interactive fiction ever -- and it's just a string of moments in time.

2. Ekphrasis
by FibreTigre
(2006)
Average member rating: (10 ratings)

Felix Pleșoianu says:

While some of the episodes offer quite a bit of freedom, the game as a whole is a fixed chain of events.

3. Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home
by Andrew Plotkin
(2010)
Average member rating: (70 ratings)

4. The Fire Tower
by Jacqueline A. Lott
(2004)
Average member rating: (37 ratings)

5. Andromeda Dreaming
by Joey Jones
(2012)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)


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