Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This indie game is a product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, and it shines for its clever story, interesting characters, and beautiful scenes. 
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Riveting zombie adventure but definitely not for kids.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Play the role of a news producer in ESPN-like broadcast sim.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Puzzler provides accessible entry into chemical equations.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This terrific city-simulation game teaches kids about pollution and the environment and empowers them to come up with smart solutions. 
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Jeopardy-style trivia drills social studies facts.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
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
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Casual hidden-object adventure minimizes frustration.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pony adventure is more so-so than magical.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn how to "be" a dinosaur on the Magic School Bus.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Science learning with Super Grover 2.0 is fun and silly.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids cook up fun foods and plenty of math skills.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This smart cat engages kids in math to help her friends.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fabulous Agatha Christie-style mystery for teens and up.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)

Pages