Total Nerd The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best interactive fiction games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated interactive fiction games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest interactive fiction games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these interactive fiction games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging interactive fiction games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new interactive fiction games.

This list is made up of many different games, including Amnesia and Zork I.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best interactive fiction games?" and "What is the greatest interactive fiction game of all time?"
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Lord of the Rings: Game One is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

2
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Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom

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Jewels of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Jewels of Darkness Jan 01 1986

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14 5
Pirate Adventure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Pirate Adventure Jan 01 1978

5
10 3
The Guild of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

6
12 5
Quarterstaff: The Tomb of Setm... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

7
5 0
9:05 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

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11 7
Zork I is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Zork I 1980

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11 7
The Count is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Count Jan 01 1981

10
9 5
Ingrid's Back is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Ingrid's Back Jan 01 1988

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7 3
Scapeghost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Scapeghost Jan 01 1989

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5 1
Jinxter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Jinxter Jan 01 1988

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6 3
Emerald Isle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Emerald Isle Jan 01 1985

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4 1
Knight Orc is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Knight Orc Jan 01 1987

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

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The Bible Retold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Bible Retold

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Moonscape is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Moonscape Jan 01 2008

17
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Gateway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Gateway Jan 01 1992

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Dracula Jan 01 1986

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Abracadabra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Abracadabra Jan 01 1988

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Lock & Key is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

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shrapnel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

The Best City-Building Games of All Time

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Hobbit Jan 01 1982

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Mindshadow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Mindshadow Jan 01 1985

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Arazok's Tomb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Arazok's Tomb

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The Erudition Chamber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Erudition Chamber

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Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Wolfman Jan 01 1988

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Wizards Spell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Wizards Spell Jan 01 1986

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The Frenetic Five vs. the Seve... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Frenetic Five vs. the Seven Deadly Dwarves

The Hardest Video Games To Complete

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The Legend of Kyrandia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

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The Warlord, The Princess & Th... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Warlord, The Princess & The Bulldog

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Mega-Corp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Mega-Corp Jan 01 1987

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Lost Pig is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Lost Pig Jan 01 2007

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Mist

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The Weapon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Weapon

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Invincible Island is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Invincible Island Jan 01 1983

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Miho Nakayama's Heartthrob Hig... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Miho Nakayama's Heartthrob High School

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The Temple is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Temple

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Textfire Golf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time

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Torn City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Torn City 2004

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Surviving High School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Surviving High School Apr 19 2010

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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Frankenstein Jan 01 1987

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Goldilocks is a FOX! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Goldilocks is a FOX!

43 Amazing Women in STEM Fields

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Varkana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Varkana

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Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Gourmet Sep 29 2003

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Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Bugsy Jan 01 1986

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Alpha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Alpha Jul 08 1986

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Frobozz Magic Support is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Frobozz Magic Support

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2 0
The Gostak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Gostak

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2 0
The Beetmonger's Journal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
The Beetmonger's Journal

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Interactive Fiction Games of All Time
Spider-Man Jan 01 1984