Game Reviews

age 6+
 
The food chain may be natural, but can be scary for kids.
Platforms: Leapster 2, Leapster
(1969)
age 10+
 
Fun, well-paced homage to the movie.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(1980)
age 10+
 
Easy-to-play fighting game is hard to master.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2001)
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age 13+
 
Chaotic driving thrills for older kids.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2001)
age 13+
 
Hardworking Sims relax on Vacation Island.
Platforms: Windows
(2002)
age 13+
 
Strategy is key in tough real-time strategy game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2002)
age 12+
 
As violent as the Star Wars movies.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
age 13+
 
Fun game lets players explore the dark side.
Platforms: Windows
(2002)
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age 8+
 
Great game to have for a mixed group of kids.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2002)
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age 13+
 
Average music and story, but game holds up well.
Platforms: Playstation
(2002)
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age 13+
 
A simple but fun fantasy RPG for young teens.
Platforms: Windows
(2002)
age 14+
 
War game may blur line between reality, fantasy.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
age 18+
 
GTA continues with more sex, violence & drugs.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
age 18+
 
Very well done, but very brutal -- not for kids.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
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age 6+
 
Kids will tire quickly of ho-hum game.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2002)
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age 7+
 
The first MMORG for kids, and it's a blast.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
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age 14+
 
Fly starships and destroy enemies in online space game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
age 18+
 
Well-made, but not good for kids.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
age 16+
 
This sci-fi shooter with loads of violent killing of aliens.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
age 18+
 
Shooter's intriguing story is for adults only.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)

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