Game Reviews

Digging for Dinosaurs Game Poster Image
age 6+
The food chain may be natural, but can be scary for kids.
Platforms: Leapster 2, Leapster
(1969)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, well-paced homage to the movie.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(1980)
Super Smash Bros. Melee Game Poster Image
age 10+
Easy-to-play fighting game is hard to master.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2001)
Crazy Taxi Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Chaotic driving thrills for older kids.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2001)
The Sims Vacation Expansion Pack Game Poster Image
age 13+
Hardworking Sims relax on Vacation Island.
Platforms: Windows
(2002)
Age of Empires II: Age of Kings Game Poster Image
age 13+
Strategy is key in tough real-time strategy game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2002)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Game Poster Image
age 12+
As violent as the Star Wars movies.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun game lets players explore the dark side.
Platforms: Windows
(2002)
Mario Party 4 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Great game to have for a mixed group of kids.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2002)
Legend of Legaia Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Average music and story, but game holds up well.
Platforms: Playstation
(2002)
AdventureQuest Game Poster Image
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age 13+
A simple but fun fantasy RPG for young teens.
Platforms: Windows
(2002)
Conflict: Desert Storm Game Poster Image
age 14+
War game may blur line between reality, fantasy.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Game Poster Image
age 18+
GTA continues with more sex, violence & drugs.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Game Poster Image
age 18+
Very well done, but very brutal -- not for kids.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2002)
Ice Age Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Kids will tire quickly of ho-hum game.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2002)
Toontown Online Game Poster Image
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age 7+
The first MMORG for kids, and it's a blast.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
EVE Online Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fly starships and destroy enemies in online space game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
Diablo II/Diablo II Expansion Game Poster Image
age 18+
Well-made, but not good for kids.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
Halo: Combat Evolved Game Poster Image
age 16+
This sci-fi shooter with loads of violent killing of aliens.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Game Poster Image
age 18+
Shooter's intriguing story is for adults only.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)

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