Here is a list of fantasy adventure games that might be enjoyed by King's Quest fans.
This was a complete satire game based on KQ3. Play as the peasant knight Rather Dashing, and save the kingdom from Trogdor.
Adventures of Maddog Williams in the Dungeons of DuridianEdit
This is a semi-serious partial satire of King's Quest style games in general. The game is sort of a mix of KQ3 and KQ5, and a little bit of QUest for Glory combat, with graphics style somewhat between EGA and VGA. Save a kingdom form a mad king turned sorcerer, save a princess.
A sequel that would have been inspired by Space Quest was never made.
The game is completely free now and can be found on the developer's own website.
Stair Quest Edit
A short satire game taking all the dangerous stairs concept from King's Quest and other Sierra games that they are known for, and turning it into its own game. Not much adventure, but it is a challenge. Graphics reminiscent of early AGI era.
Legends of KyrandiaEdit
Curse of EnchantiaEdit
You might notice the cover on this game and KQ7 have a lot in common. The game itself is also very similar to Sierra's classic interface, set in another fantasy/fairy tale realm.
Quest for GloryEdit
Torin's Passage Edit
The Black Cauldron Edit
Sierra's adaptation of the Disney movie. Plays like a simplified King's Quest game with all the fairy tale, myth intact.
A Troll's Tale Edit
Early Sierra adventure game for children. Play as a troll trying to save his kingdom.
The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, and Dreamfall ChaptersEdit
Order of the Thorne: The King’s ChallengeEdit
Simon the Sorcerer Series Edit
Satire of Wizards, Fairy Tales, and Narnia. This is a funny series filled with puns and jokes.
Lure of the Temptress Edit
Shadowgate Series Edit
Explore the dark castle of Shadowgate or surrounding kingdom to defeat a an evil sorcerer: The Warlock Lord. This is part of the Icom/Kemco adventure game series. Uses a first person dungeon crawler type perspective.
Zork Series, Enchanter Trilogy & Wishbringer Edit
A series of text adventures games (and some later graphic adventure games, and one defunct MMO RPG) by Infocom all set in the universe of the Great Underground Empire. Similar to the original adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure encounter thieving dwarves, and other classic fantasy and fairy tale characters and plot lines. Like most Infocom games each game has a Sierra style point system, and lots of exploration.
A musical adventure set in a fantasy world made of various 'guilds'. Play as Bobbin Threadbare a initiate weaver and save the world from an evil wizard and a dark lich.
Based on Terry Brook's Shannara series. Another game in the Shadowgate style first person perspective. It is high fantasy adventure filled with many funny and memorable characters. The Coles of Quest for Glory worked on this one.
Companions of Xanth Edit
This is a first person Shadowgate style point and click adventure. One of the more interesting features is the companion feature which allows you to choose a companion, and gain and loose them over the course of the game (note only one is the right choice at the beginning). The game is filled with fantasy, fairy tale, plenty of humor that Piers Anthony is known for.
This is not-officialy released game, but the unreleased Beta has been leaked. It plays similar to the point and click Sierra games, and is filled with humor and magic.
Heroine's Quest: The Herald of RagnarokEdit
A Tale of Two KingdomsEdit
Hero of Infamous Kingdoms Edit
Play as the villainous Ceville trying to save his Fairy Tale inspired kingdom.
Ween: The Prophecy Edit
A darker fantasy game from Coktel Vision
Discworld Trilogy Edit
The Book of Unwritten Tales series Edit
American McGee's Series Edit
Darker takes on Grimm and Alice stories. These tend to be more action-adventure so might appeal to fans of King's Quest 8. Whereas Grimm is pretty much a action platformer with no 'deaths', but is fun as a mixed-up fairy tale genre game..
Witcher series Edit
Yes its an action RPG series, but its also a dark fairy tale series with a dark sense of humor. Finding the references to classic fairy tales reimagined in more traditional manner might be of interest to some players...
Also if you liked KQ8 or similar RPG mechanics, its a very good modern take, with improved battle systems.