What are the best text based games for iPhone?

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    #1Reigns

    Reigns

    Reigns is an indie strategy and simulation video game developed by Nerial and published by Devolver Digital. Players take the role of a medieval monarch with the aim of juggling requests from advisors, peasants, and allies.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Dong Fang
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "I'm an old school gamer. I miss the days of the text based games for pc. I came on here looking to see if there were any text based games for i phone. Turns out there are! I was told to try the game Reigns. This is everything I wanted and more!"
  2. 17

    #2Lifeline

    Lifeline

    Lifeline is a game with an interactive story in which you have to take life or death decisions. Help Taylor to survive in an immersive story full of dangers with many possible outcomes.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $1.99

    Trishla Patel
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "This interactive reading/text based game is amazing. It is played in real time and is the very best choose your own path type game. The game is about survival and completely depends on you to make the right choices. The haunting yet beautiful graphics immerse you into this world so easily. I really like the fact that I can play this without requiring internet access so I can dive in anywhere."
  3. 17

    #3A Dark Room

    A Dark Room

    A Dark Room is an open-source text adventure role-playing game that gives you options as the story progresses. What you choose will determine your fate.

    Games

    Online, iOS, Android

    Free

    Crystal Fox
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "Have you ever wondered how you could bring a story to life? This game is just for you. You can make decisions which will alter the outcome of the story. It is a way for you to be creative with your decisions. It is simple, no graphics but easy design. I enjoyed doing it. "
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    #4Sorcery!

    Sorcery!

    Sorcery! is an interactive gamebook adventure created by the designer Steve Jackson with illustrations of John Blanche. In this game the story changes in real time depending on your choices. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $4.99

    Peter Murphy
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "Older nerds will feel nostalgic for this text-based adventure. Unfortunately, it is overpriced. The game is not long enough. It's good while it lasts though."
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    #5Device 6

    Device 6

    Device 6 is a text based game in which the written word will be your map. Get into an intriguing story and follow Anna in this adventure. Read, listen and peek into 3D photos to solve the puzzles.

    Games

    iOS

    $3.99

    Yuan Cao
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "It's a very interesting Detective Game that lets you explore and consider things you would've missed the first time!! It also looks elegant and I love the font they used for the texts because it looks like a newspaper and very clean. I don't get cross eyed from reading the game texts."
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    #6King of Dragon Pass

    King of Dragon Pass

    King of Dragon Pass is a text-based strategy game with a fantastic atmosphere. With almost 600 interactive scenes, you can replay it a lot of times and still different. Choose your own adventure and take the right decisions.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $9.99

    Donna Miller
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "This is a great game! I have really enjoyed the gameplay and the strategy required. It's my favorite mobile game that I've tried on my iPhone!"
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    #7Choice of Robots

    Choice of Robots

    Choice of Robots is an interactive sci-fi novel that you can play on your mobile devices. Choose your genre, sexual orientation and build a unique robot character. Make your own decisions and instigate or prevent a robotic uprising.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $5.99

    Jeremy Stevens
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "What an interesting game!! I have enjoyed the sort of choose-your-own-path play."
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    #8Blackbar

    Blackbar

    Blackbar is a text based game set in a dystopian future. Full of black humor, the game critiques censorship and will keep you trying and thinking to solve the puzzles featured.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    $2.99

    Zoe Hu
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Always been a fan of text-based games and this one is great! The puzzles are challenging but not anger-inducing and it's a good way to get the kids into reading while gaming. Forewarning there's mild adult language."
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    #9To Be Or Not To Be

    To Be Or Not To Be

    To Be Or Not To Be is an interactive game based on the popular William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Play as the popular character and revenge your father's death in a story in which you have to decide what happens next.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $4.49

    Albert Silva
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "I'm a Shakespeare fan and this is the best game for me!! The game also gives justice to Shakespeare's wit and humor!! The art in the game is so cute and funny too unlike other Shakespeare games with boring game interfaces and dull storylines."
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    #10Choice of the Deathless

    Choice of the Deathless
    Choice of the Deathless is a text-based necromantic legal thriller game where you'll battle demons and undead attorneys, and win souls to pay back your student loans.
    Games

    Android, Mac, Windows, iOS

    Free

    Miguel Luna
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "You get to argue against dead lawyers that are skeletons. It's a battle of wits where all choices are being weighed and will affect the outcome of the story. It really gets the gears of my mind to work that sometimes I even feel pressured in making decisions."
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    #11Heavy Metal Thunder

    Heavy Metal Thunder

    Heavy Metal Thunder is a Sci-Fi gamebook that lets you travel across the darkest regions of space. It has a powerful plot with a branching narrative, so you can replay it several times and it will be different.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $3.99

    Amanda Castro
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Heavy Metal Thunder is an app that doesn't give you the same game to play every time. The games will be different and maybe the goal is to play all of them. This is a fun game for your Apple phone that will take you to the limits of your imagination."
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    #12Choice of the Vampire

    Choice of the Vampire
    Choice of the Vampire is a gamebook set in New Orleans in 1815. You play as a vampire and have different options: to seek love, power or redemption. Make your own decisions as you negotiate the growing-pains of the young Republic.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Robert Davidson
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "As someone who grew up loving the old Text Based Internet Games I was looking for a solution to have a nostalgia feel and I found a Gem in Choice of the Vampire. The gameplay is really fun and absorbant and the story line is fun to follow along. Definitely worth downloading and playing if you miss the days of text games on Prodigy."
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    #13InYozh

    InYozh

    InYozh is an amazing game about a man who has a plane crash and hit the shore of an island. In this app, players have to reveal the secret of this mysterious place.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Ярослав Захаров
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "New great story touching story. It catches you and you can't stop before you know the end!"
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    #14Magium

    Magium

    Magium is a role-playing text adventure game which is played by having to play the role of an ordinary guy called Barry. The story of the game will be based on the player's choices. The goal is for the player to become a mage.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    John Louw
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "This is by far the best writing and storyline I’ve ever seen in a free game, the story is great high-fantasy, with choices that have an influence on what happens later. The story and the characters make me think of something that Telltale would be interested in making because it’s superb."
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    #15Victoriana - Text Adventure

    Victoriana - Text Adventure

    Victoriana - Text Adventure is a choose your own adventure based game, set in 1888 Dr. Cyril Splutterworth - an eccentric inventor - needs brave adventurers to help him explore the Victorian world.

    Games

    iOS

    Free

    Terry Reynolds
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "I played this cute little game on a whim, and found myself quite amused. It didn't have werewolves or Dr. Jekyll, as an adventure in the 1800s should, but the Choose Your Own Adventure vibe gave me quite a content sitting while waiting for the subway."

Summary

Best What are the best text based games for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ReignsGames 28 Paid
2LifelineGames 17 Paid
3A Dark RoomGames 17 Free
4Sorcery!Games 17 Paid
5Device 6Games 16 Paid
6King of Dragon PassGames 13 Paid
7Choice of RobotsGames 13 Paid
8BlackbarGames 12 Paid
9To Be Or Not To BeGames 11 Paid
10Choice of the DeathlessGames 7 Free
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