The Best Adventure text Games for Android

Update : Penrose added at rank #23.
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Lifeline: Beside You in Time (2022)

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Lifeline is a text-based adventure mobile game where you guide the main character through a texting conversation to survive an unknown moon after their spaceship crashes. The engaging storyline and real-time mechanics make it a great game for those who enjoy a challenging text-based adventure.

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What we like:
  • Entertaining and engaging story with a likable protagonist
  • Pacing adds scope and suspense to the narrative
  • Real-time notification mechanic adds to immersion
  • Unique storytelling approach
  • Forgiving gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Waiting between interactions may be an annoyance for some players
  • Lack of text speed option
  • Invariably binary decision prompts limit player choice

  • fiction
  • text
  • adventure
  • interactive
  • sci-fi
  • waiting
  • real-time
  • choices
  • survival
  • narrative
  • dos
  • well-written
  • story

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The Wild Case (2021)

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Embark on a journey to an eerie village shrouded in mystery in The Wild Case. Solve puzzles, negotiate with inhabitants, and uncover supernatural occurrences in this atmospheric adventure. With stunning hand-drawn graphics and haunting sound effects, immerse yourself in an open world that will keep you on edge. Unravel the secrets of the forgotten village if you dare.


What we like:
  • Short but well-rounded gameplay
  • Intriguing mystery with satisfying ending
  • Beautiful hand-drawn artwork
  • Atmospheric music and sound effects
  • Adequate price point
What could be improved:
  • Lack of motivation for replayability
  • Rough English translation
  • Story not frightening for adults

  • detective
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • atmospheric
  • 2d
  • adventure
  • text
  • supernatural
  • exploration
  • first-person
  • investigation
  • linear
  • narration

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Guns of Infinity (2016)

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Step into the role of a commander of a squadron of cavalry in Guns of Infinity. This 440,000 word interactive novel allows you to make choices that control the story. Will you befriend, betray, or romance the nobles, rogues, and spies? Will you fight for power, riches, love, or glory? Strategize to fight the Antari forces and support your family financially in this epic world. Combat, intrigue, and romance await in Guns of Infinity!


What we like:
  • Well-written and intricately designed CYOA game with several interesting paths and endings
  • Great character developments and story arcs
  • Game accounts for a whole lot of different choices, providing material for RP-ing your character through multiple playthroughs
  • Complex characters and decisions in moral grey-areas
What could be improved:
  • Romantic relationships are vague and unclear
  • Some choices seem confusing and less meaningful than the first game
  • Lack of decisions regarding your command may disappoint some players
  • Too much exposition by the end of some playthroughs

  • text
  • novel
  • romance
  • choices
  • interactive
  • adventure
  • century
  • rpg
  • low-fantasy
  • war
  • war-time
  • fiction
  • book

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Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One (2018)

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Step into the shoes of a detective and experience a world beyond your imagination in Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One. The interactive fantasy novel by Mishka Jenkins offers 440,000 thrilling words that will take you through moments of romance, friendship, drama, and more. With options to play as female, male, or non-binary, and to be straight, gay, or bisexual, you'll be able to define relationships and start lasting romances with vampires. Fulfill your job of detective in a playstyle that suits your personality. Open yourself up to the unknown and uncover the truth of what awaits in Wayhaven.

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What we like:
  • Fantastic story with well-developed characters
  • Enjoyable read with good humor
  • Authentic relationships and slow-burn romances
  • Enthralling writing and vivid, distinct characters
  • Highly addictive and immersive experience
What could be improved:
  • Fairly linear with limited branching except for romance options
  • Detective aspect not prominent

  • rpg
  • text
  • adventure
  • choices
  • book
  • romance

5

A Dark Room (2013)

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A Dark Room is a unique city-building RPG game that immerses you in a mysterious world with no instructions. You must light a fire and build structures, leading to RPG-like gameplay with mini-dungeons, battles and resource collection. The graphics and sound are minimalistic, but the gameplay is unpredictable and enjoyable. This game is perfect for fans of off-beat RPGs, experience-driven games or anyone looking for something different from the norm. However, the lack of sound and graphics may be a downside for some players.

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What we like:
  • Unique gameplay
  • Engaging RPG elements
  • Mysterious story
  • Unpredictable gameplay
  • Incentives for multiple runs
What could be improved:
  • Slow-paced at times
  • Lack of graphics
  • Lack of sound
  • Can be a laborious experience
  • Gameplay can be a drag

  • text
  • rpg
  • experience-driven
  • rogue-like
  • adventure
  • traditional
  • open-source
  • exploration

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Sabres of Infinity (2016)

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Wage a war of gunpowder and magic! As a gentleman-officer of the Royal Dragoons, will you sacrifice your fortune? Your honour? Your men? Your own life?


  • choices
  • text
  • adventure
  • rpg
  • war
  • book
  • rich
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • military

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Cannonfire Concerto (2016)

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In an 18th century symphony of intrigue, your supernatural virtuoso performance begins an overture to war! Spies, lovers, generals…who holds the strings?


  • text
  • instrument
  • romance
  • novel
  • supernatural
  • choices
  • interactive
  • adventure
  • rpg
  • war
  • book
  • fantasy-historical

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Choice of Robots (2014)

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"Choice of Robots" is a sci-fi adventure game that allows you to design robots and guide them through an array of different paths, from peaceful cooperators to merciless war machines With tons of achievements to unlock and alternate climax chapters to explore, the game delivers a unique and rewarding experience through your choices Plus, you'll be able to replay different paths to see how those choices impact the outcome.


What we like:
  • Rich and compelling storyline
  • Meaningful choices
  • Deep character development
  • High replayability value
  • Seamless incorporation of multiple story arcs
What could be improved:
  • Some puzzle elements require note-taking
  • Lack of flashy graphics or sound
  • Limited interactivity compared to action games

  • text
  • robots
  • choices
  • interactive
  • novel
  • sci-fi
  • fiction
  • war
  • book
  • romance
  • adventure

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Community College Hero: Trial by Fire (2015)

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Outwit your professors at superpower school! Ace your exams, date classmates, and bring down the nation’s most wanted villains to earn your degree.


  • text
  • book
  • crime
  • rpg
  • novel
  • adventure
  • detective
  • romance
  • choices
  • interactive
  • pause
  • replay-value

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Fighting Fantasy Classics (2018)

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Fighting Fantasy Classics takes you on a thrilling adventure into a magical realm, where you are the hero, fighting monsters and unraveling mysteries. With exciting titles like City of Thieves and Deathtrap Dungeon, you can choose your own path and make the gamebooks as easy or as challenging as you like. Keep track of your progress with the map feature and unlimited bookmarks. Revel in the immersive experience with stunning classic artwork and an original soundtrack. Get ready for this game-story hybrid to take you back in time!

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What we like:
  • Pure nostalgia
  • Faithful digital port of classic gamebooks
  • Convenient digital format
  • Good replay value and multiple outcomes
  • Great illustrations
What could be improved:
  • Previous book purchases not eligible to include in app
  • Arbitrary difficulty in some books
  • Cheap mobile port interface
  • Bugs and bookmarking issues in some books

  • choices
  • rpg
  • text
  • board
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • adventure
  • book
  • story
  • dice
  • fantasy

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