Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/LEGO mashup promotes teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Supergirls' fun comeback heavy on fighting, short on story.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Frustration-free hidden object adventure offers ample hints.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This Nancy Drew mystery is a high point in a series that's already full of fantastic titles. It's got it all: a great story, challenging puzzles, and a terrific setting.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Catapult-creation game encourages physics experimentation.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With minimal physical character detail, this game is able to weave a deep and meaningful tale about friendship.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sim game challenges kids to build an eco-friendly city.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
FEMA-sponsored game teaches about disaster preparedness.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun but tricky puzzler provides players little guidance.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn about ancient Egypt as you solve a mystery set in a lost tomb.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The ecosystem of a tree serves as the background for this highly imaginative world in which clicking reveals wondrous surprises.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pre-Civil War history comes alive as players step into the shoes of an enslaved teen on her journey to freedom.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With vampires inside old castles, kids practice math by playing an exciting adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Playing this exciting adventure has the added benefit of helping kids review 3rd Grade math.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Clever word game with added strategy of using letters that will earn you panda bears.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Beautiful storybook adventure game incorporates puzzles and brainteasers.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Free, punny MMO lets kids be both superheroes and villains.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)

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