The Best Adventure text Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : My Divorce Story added at rank #16.
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Ord. (2019)

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Ord is a minimalist text adventure told three words at a time. Embark on a quest to defeat an evil warlock and find yourself confronted with a series of (more or less) serious decisions. Death is just one choice away, but do not worry - next time will be different. You can try again. And again. - Fast-paced storytelling. - Multiple endings. - Lots of secrets.

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  • text
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • experience
  • story
  • narrative
  • perma-death
  • rpg
  • experimental
  • casual
  • innovative
  • fantasy

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Stories Untold (2017)

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Stories Untold is a compilation tape of four episodes from the now cancelled series of the same name, including a remaster of the original pilot episode “The House Abandon”.

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  • horror
  • text
  • adventure
  • experimental
  • narrative
  • story
  • interactive
  • 1980s
  • psychological
  • puzzle

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The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark (2021)

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Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.

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  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • dark
  • funny
  • detective
  • pixel
  • humor
  • mystery
  • investigation
  • supernatural
  • text
  • adventure
  • demons
  • puzzle
  • retro

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Quarantine Circular (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

First, do no harm. From the award-winning team behind Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular comes another experimental short, the next mutation in text-based adventure. In the middle of a world-ending pandemic, a group of scientists discover the galaxy has been watching.

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  • text
  • casual
  • adventure

5

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! (2022)

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An epic adventure through a land of monsters, traps and magic, where every decision is yours and every choice is remembered. A narrative created from tens of thousands of choices. Battle strange creatures. Cast weird and wonderful spells. Discovers secrets in every corner of an open world.


  • book
  • rpg
  • multimillion-selling
  • adventure
  • text
  • narrative
  • choices
  • fantasy
  • ttrpg
  • fight
  • story-changing
  • roller-coaster
  • combat
  • stamina

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The Innsmouth Case (2020)

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The Innsmouth Case is a choose-your-own-adventure game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and the very first text-based adventure to combine horror and comedy in a fit and proper way.

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  • choices
  • lovecraftian
  • detective
  • text
  • horror
  • multiple-endings
  • visual-novel
  • adventure
  • mystery
  • comedy
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • combine
  • speculative
  • novel

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A Dark Room (2013)

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- Official Android release of A Dark Room (registered trademark). - Made with love by indie game developers.


  • text
  • rpg
  • experience-driven
  • adventure
  • open-source
  • ascii

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Over the Alps (2020)

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Postcards written in invisible ink reveal a secret history... Travel back in time in the debut game from Stave Studios, OVER THE ALPS. Stay undercover, evade the police, and race across 1939 Switzerland in this Hitchcockian World War Two spy thriller.

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  • choices
  • world-war-2
  • multiple-endings
  • fiction
  • thriller
  • interactive
  • story
  • text
  • adventure
  • travel
  • beautiful
  • narrative
  • time

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SELF (2020)

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SELF is a suspenseful Kafkaesque text-based adventure game with simulation and puzzle mechanics. Could you seize the opportunity to find your father and your SELF back in this introspective journey?

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  • kafkaesque
  • text
  • adventure
  • psychological
  • nonlinear
  • puzzle
  • word
  • mystery
  • experimental
  • story

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60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure (2016)

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60 Seconds Atomic Adventure : Western Journey is an adictive action and adventure game. How to play 60 Seconds Atomic Adventure One click on button the in right for single jump or click twice for double jump. Click the button in the left to slide. Feature 60 Seconds Atomic Adventure - Two modes of play: Levels Mode: in this version there are 10 levels to unlock, when you finish the first level the second unlocked automatically. Endless Mode: this mode is locked by default, you need to collect 3000 coins in the Levels Mode to unlock this play mode. - Try to collect as mush as you can of coins but make sure to avoid obstacles and monsters. - Control the cowboy runner with Jump and Slide Buttons.

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  • survival
  • comedy
  • post-apocalyptic
  • choices
  • atomic
  • text
  • dark
  • adventure
  • difficult
  • simulation
  • strategy

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