The Best Adventure text Games for Xbox One

Update, : Steve Jackson\'s Sorcery! added at rank #4.
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Ord. (2019)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux IOS iPhone

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.


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

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PC Windows Playstation 5 stadia Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 Xbox One

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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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.


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

5

The Innsmouth Case (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Mac OS Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Xbox One

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.


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

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Zeus Quest - The Rebirth of Earth (2022)

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A classic and funny point & click adventure game. Designed for all the family, including the kids. 4K@120FPS


  • funny
  • cartoony
  • fantastically
  • point-and-click
  • mythology
  • 2d
  • family
  • text
  • adventure
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • platform
  • space
  • stylized

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SELF (2020)

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Mac OS Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows

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?


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

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STAY (2018)

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Xbox 360 Android Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch vita Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS

Welcome to STAY, a Special Test of Attention Yield. Will you survive long enough?


  • pixel
  • puzzle
  • real-time
  • narrative
  • thriller
  • experimental
  • logic
  • attack
  • score
  • barcelona
  • interactive
  • adventure
  • text
  • mystery
  • difficult

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SELF: Where's my father (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

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?


  • kafkaesque
  • stripped-back
  • psychological
  • kafka
  • text
  • nonlinear
  • adventure
  • mystery
  • visual-novel
  • word
  • experimental

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Takorita Meets Fries (2020)

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Deep under the sea, there is a princess who didn't know anything about french fries. This is her story, Princess Takorita's fated encounter with the french fries.


  • comic
  • choices
  • visual-novel
  • text
  • colourful
  • hand-drawn
  • magic
  • book
  • anime
  • family-friendly
  • 2d
  • comedy
  • adventure
  • cute
  • underwater

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