Game Reviews

AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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
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
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Casual hidden-object adventure minimizes frustration.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Extremely violent, profanity-filled zombie adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Gruesome crime scenes become Facebook hidden-object puzzles.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
An unstructured experience of beauty, originality, and emotion that's as powerful as a beautifully written poem.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
While not new, Myst for Nintendo 3DS is fun, challenging.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hidden object game puts wacky spin on classic novels.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn about ancient Egypt as you solve a mystery set in a lost tomb.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The ecosystem of a tree serves as the background for this highly imaginative world in which clicking reveals wondrous surprises.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Editors' pick
FEZ
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dimension-shifting puzzles make for unique gameplay without any violence.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Augmented reality horror game fascinates but lacks depth.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)