Game Reviews

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Tumble VR Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart physics-based puzzler stuck with wonky controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Dragon Quest Builders Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative world-building game with mild cartoon violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2016)
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Lego Dimensions Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Poster Image
age 10+
A fun, fun romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Bravely Second: End Layer Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun, mildly violent fantasy RPG with some mature themes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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TrackMania Turbo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, family-friendly arcade racer brings hours of play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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MLB The Show 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fine-tuned baseball game is a home run, but full of ads.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 9+
Great platformer with ecological themes just got better.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Game Poster Image
age 12+
Action-adventure remake has mild combat, terrific puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Tharsis Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Challenging, complex survival dice game is hard but fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, safe tennis game good for social play but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Yo-Kai Watch Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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Ride Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Might & Magic Heroes VII Game Poster Image
age 13+
Sprawling strategy game with frequent fantasy violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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NBA Live 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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