Andrew Plotkin has written many thoughtful reviews of recent
graphic adventures. Worth a read or two, especially if you're
interested in learning more about game design.
Baf's Guide to the IF
The interactive fiction archive has heaps and heaps of text
adventures, but how do you know which are worth playing? By
checking this guide. Indexes games by rating, author and a host of
Duncan has written a lot of good reviews of text adventures.
GDReview has a lot of reviews, most written by readers. And as
such, their quality fluctuates from review to review.
Another source of graphic adventure reviews. The web page is
GameZone's approach to reviews is an interesting one: they average
the scores that reviewers across the net give a game, including
that of their own reviewers, to give you an idea of what reviewers
on average thought of a game.
Andrew Clover has collected Gareth's reviews of older text
adventures, such as Jigsaw and The Light: Shelby's
Mark Musante's site has reviews of interactive fiction.
Paul's reviews of the IF competition games from 1996 onwards. His
reviews are often better than the games they're about.
Quandary is an Australian e-zine which adds reviews of graphic
adventure games on an ongoing basis.
Gonzo journalism meets adventure game reviews. Robb, Bryan, and
Ben update when they feel like it, but it's usually worth the