20 Games Like Ballyhoo()



In this story, you will be PRISM, the world's first sentient machine.The story begins in the world of 2031, a world on the brink of chaos. The economy of the United States of North America (USNA) has been stagnating for decades. Crackpot religions are springing up all over the place. Crime and urban decay are rampant. Schools have become violent, chaotic places ill-suited for educating children. Today's youth frequently use joybooths to "tune-out" the world, leading in the extreme case to joybooth suicide, where a psychological addict wastes away in his or her private nirvana. The global situation is even grimmer. The calcuttization of the Third World has almost reached its limit, causing extreme overpopulation and poverty.

So when Senator Richard Ryder, along with a small group of leaders from government, business, and the universities, announces the Plan for renewed national purpose, everyone is only too willing to embrace it. Only one thing stands between the Plan and its adoption: a test of its validity. That's why you have been "awakened" from your simulated life and had your true nature revealed to you several years ahead of schedule. You have been chosen to use your unique abilities to enter a simulation of the future, based on the tenets of the Plan, in order to check its effectiveness. The eyes of the world are on you.

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A game written by Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy for the 21st Annual Interactive Fiction Competition.

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Guide Hamlet, Ophelia and Hamlet Sr. to hundreds of hilarious deaths in Ryan North's chooseable-path edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet!

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80 / 10004.0



Quern is a first person puzzle adventure with captivating story and beautiful graphics. Quern refreshes the genre with flexible gameplay and reuseable puzzle mechanics. The visuals and the music combine traditional and modern elements providing a unique mood for the game.

One of the specialities of Quern is that the tasks to be solved are not managed as separate, individual and sequential units, but as a complex entity, amongst which the players may wander and experiment freely. Often a bad or seemingly irrational result may bring the player closer to the final solution, if those are reconsidered and thought over again later, in the possession of the knowledge gained during the game.

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81 / 10094.05



A piece of Interactive Fiction. Is on the list Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2015 edition).

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GreedFall is the latest RPG from Spiders, currently in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Revealed at "le What's Next de Focus" event last week, GreedFall today unveil a first teaser trailer, hinting at the 17th century setting of the game and its ambiance embedded in magic.

Explore a fresh new world as you set foot - alongside many other settlers, mercenaries and treasure hunters - on a remote island seeping with magic, rumored to be filled with riches and lost secrets. A grand journey filled with mystery follows, as you find yourself in the middle of ever-increasing tensions between the invading settlers and the locals, protected by supernatural beings, manifestation of the island’s earthly magic.

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Someone has been killing passengers on the express train from Lisbon to Porto, every single day since Tuesday! Someone needs to stop the killer! Detective Case and Clown Bot are back and… is that a kid in the logo?

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GRAV is a sand box experience where you explore a multitude of planets, hunt strange alien creatures, build and defend outposts, craft weapons and armor, and attempt to survive against other players in a hostile environment.

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50 / 10012.5



A text adventure in which the player discovers on a world-wide journey who has stolen the peculiar inheritance, the painting Parrish's 'Earthly Delights', that was left by the recently died uncle.

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A short piece of interactive fiction written by Adam Cadre.

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Portal was an ambitious attempt to tell a story with the depth of a novel and the interactivity of a game, sitting somewhere between interactive fiction and simulation of a computer system.

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83 / 10034.15



The Sinking City is a game of investigation genre taking place in a fictional open world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
The player incarnates a private investigator in 1920s, who finds himself in a city of New England, Oakmont Massachusetts. It’s currently suffering from extensive waterflood, and its cause is clearly supernatural.

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A piece of Interactive Fiction written by Adam Cadre. Winner of the Best Game award in the 1999 XYZZY Awards.

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Dude Simulator is an open world sandbox game. This is a life simulator. The main objective is to enjoy what you are doing.

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87 / 100104.35



The second title in the EA Originals lineup, Sea of Solitude is an adventure game where humans turn into monsters if they get too lonely. From the Berlin-based Jo-Mei Games.

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Narcosis is a this hauntingly immersive survival story set at the hostile depths of the Pacific Ocean. Stranded after an accident, an industrial diver takes desperate steps to surface before his oxygen -- and sanity -- give out.

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70 / 10013.5



Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider.

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Super Seducer is an FMV dating simulation with a huge
twist. Equal parts entertainment and learning, this is the ultimate test of
your real-world seduction skills.

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70 / 10023.5