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Just to promote some discussion for the fun of it, I thought I'd do a series of forum posts based on the 53 genres listed in VGG.* Here's a GeekList of all 53 threads.

This thread's genre: Text Adventure

Listed below are the top-ranked games in this genre. How does the list fit with your experience?


Have you played any of these games? Which ones? Do you agree or disagree with the ranking? How would you rank the games listed? Are there other games in the genre that you think should be in the top ranks?

And by the way, what do you think of this genre in general?

Geist - An Interactive Geek Horror
Gaucho - An Interactive Geek Western
Requiem - An RPG Geek Adventure Across Space and Time
Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
Lost Pig
Sorcery!
Photopia
Analogue: A Hate Story
Planetfall
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*In case you don't know how to find the VGG genres and rankings, hover over Browse at the top of the screen, then click Genres. Click a genre, and scroll down to Linked Items. Click the Sort window, and sort by Rank.
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Is Sorcery! listed as a text adventure here? That's not how I use the term; I'd call it interactive fiction instead.

(Not that Sorcery! isn't awesome, of course.)
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About the only text adventure I remember is a very old one, Empire of the Over-Mind. I recall getting stuck and frustrated and quitting.
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I love text adventure games. Colossal Cave Adventure, Geist - An Interactive Geek Horror, Leather Goddesses of Phobos...

I also write text adventure games. So they hold a special place for me.
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I used to love playing Infocom games on my Atari 800. My favorites were:

Planetfall - Easily the best.
Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare
The Witness (1983)
The Zork Trilogy
Enchanter
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