Game Reviews

age 10+
 
High-flying arcade shooter grounded by difficulty, gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
Engaging but frustrating old-school space shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Driving puzzler revs bone-crunching racetracks, challenge.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Physics puzzler has great female hero but feels incomplete.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Fun puzzle game has dark, slightly gory play.
Platforms: Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Bridge-building sim fun; challenge puts it on shaky ground.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Challenging retro space puzzler tests skills, patience.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, balanced puzzler with StreetPass features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Colorful, quirky golf puzzler has dark story, iffy controls.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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age 7+
 
Novelty, interest wane quickly in colorful arcade game.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Clever puzzler addresses social anxiety disorder.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Well-made sliding puzzle stuck with repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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age 11+
 
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Fun, wildly inventive take on arcade machines.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun recreations of classic pinball games.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One, iPhone, iPod
(2015)
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age 7+
 
Coy puzzler will wrinkle your brain and curiosity.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Challenging puzzler tests players in clever robot adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Fun old-school arcade shooter with odd design issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 18+
 
Extremely violent shooter confuses plot, frustrates play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)

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