Game Reviews

age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Surreal, unforgiving platfomer may frustrate young players.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Dated, clumsy platformer is more frustrating than fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Thought-provoking final chapter of ghostly retro adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 14+
 
Lackluster action RPG has potentially offensive content.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
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age 18+
 
Scary but ultimately disappointing survival horror game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Spelling, word mysteries very fun, but fluffy plot.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Learning System, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 7+
 
Family-friendly fantasy tees up fun with appealing mascots.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fresh, forgiving Kirby platformer's levels ramp up smoothly.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 9+
 
LEARNING
Deep, detailed baseball game among best for sports fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Programming adventure heavy on gimmick, light on combat.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
Clunky action game does disservice to Marvel's wall-crawler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Clever cartoonish arcade shooter with time travel and dinos.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
AI-centric puzzler with dark atmosphere, some violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
age 18+
 
Bloody but unexpectedly thoughtful shooter revisits WWII.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cryptic story hinders cyberpunk RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)

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