The Best Adventure text Games for PC Windows

Update, : Steve Jackson\'s Sorcery! added at rank #8.
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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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Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

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”.


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

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Guns of Infinity (2016)

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As commander of a squadron of cavalry, what will you sacrifice to win the war of gunpowder and magic? Fight for power, riches, love, or glory!


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

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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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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.


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

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Choice of Alexandria (2016)

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Can your steam-powered inventions save the ancient Library of Alexandria? Will you sacrifice the library to protect the city? Or the future king instead?


  • choices
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • text
  • book
  • fiction
  • interactive

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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

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Steve Jackson's Sorcery! (2022)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

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.

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

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Wayhaven Chronicles: Book One (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Your first case as a detective is forcing you to open your eyes to a world bigger than you thought. Or maybe it's better to keep them closed. Seems the supernatural didn’t get the memo that nothing exciting ever happens in the little town of Wayhaven.

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

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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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