(Related topic: Recommended games.)
Looking for reviews of IF games? Here are some handy links:
Review Collection Sites
- Baf's Guide to the IF Archive
- IFDB, the Interactive Fiction Database
- Brass Lantern Text Adventure Reviews
- IF Ratings
- Interactive Fiction Reviews Organization - hosted by RootShell.
- Reviews Exchange
- SPAG a.k.a. Society for the Promotion of Adventure Games
- SynTax Adventure Magazine
- Trotting Krips
- The Non-Comp Review Project 2004 and 2005.
- XYZZYnews games (archived)
- IF Gems - Quotes from IF Comp reviews (also available from the IF Archive).
- Sparkly IF Reviews
Review Pages by Individuals
- Paul O'Brian's IF Comp reviews - excellent reading!
- Dan Shiovitz's Home Page
- Emily Short's Home Page - scroll down to Reviews and Competitions
- Jessica Knoch's reviews (old link)
- Andrew Plotkin's IF Comp reviews
- J. Robinson Wheeler's reviews
- Duncan Stevens' reviews. Also see his Infocom reviews.
Reviews from Outside the IF Community
- 1UP: Magic Words: Interactive Fiction in the 21st Century - by Nich Maragos, February 2004.
- Actually, there weren't any pictures at all - 1970s text games are preserved by dedicated fans, by Adam McDowell, National Post, March 16, 2005.
- Forbes article on Malinche - "Interactive Fiction Comes of Age; 'Novel' of 21st Century Goes Mobile; Available on iPod July 15". Contains short quotes from Howard A. Sherman and Marc Blank. July 2005.
- >READ GAME - Heirs of Infocom, fans of interactive fiction still choose their own adventures by Allen Varney, Escapist Magazine, issue 7, pgs 12-18. August 2005.
- Keeping a Genre Alive - Vauhini Vara of The Wall Street Journal writes about IF and the IF Comp 2005.
- Something about Interactive Fiction by Terrence Bosky, April 2006, for MobyGames.
- "Games with no pictures? Yes, they really did exist" - written by Tom Leupold for his Gamester column for Inside Bay Area (May 2006).
- Textual Pleasure: Parsing the Annual IF Competition - article by Lara Crigger for The Escapist, May 2007.
- “Eaten By A Grue” music video, & my ramblings about computer gaming’s wealthy wasteland - blog posting by Bradley W. Schenck, September 2007.