Game Reviews

age 12+
 
More of the same, but just as scary as its predecessors.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Vexing puzzler is safe for kids but could prove frustrating.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Tame bloodless shooter bores, is poorly designed.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Classic evocative space strategy promotes tactical planning.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 5+
 
Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 18+
 
Gory episodic horror adventure for adults mixes old and new.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Cute but flawed cartoonish platforming adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Excruciatingly hard platformer could prove irritating.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Early math game limited by age requirements, ads, lag.
Platforms: Facebook
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Stunning graphics intensify violence; gameplay disappoints.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Ship-building sim lacks story, consistent multiplayer.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Simple puzzler badgers kids to make in-game purchases.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 12+
 
Clever adventure could use more content, urgency in play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Not much bang for the buck, but still unique flight combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 14+
 
Disappointing horror game is bloody, unscary, and confusing.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Cutesy but difficult pixelated take on prison escapes.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)

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