Game Reviews

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent VR puzzler teaches kids to cooperate, communicate.
Platforms: Mac, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows
(2016)
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1979 Revolution: Black Friday Game Poster Image
age 15+
Tense, captivating, violent, personal recreation of history.
Platforms: Mac, 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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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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Pathologic Classic HD Game Poster Image
age 14+
Morally ambiguous dialogue adventure tough yet engrossing.
Platforms: Windows
(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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LeapFrog PAW Patrol Imagicard Learning Game Game Poster Image
age 3+
Popular pups teach math along with community responsibility.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2015)
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N++ Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
Long-running golf series reboot sorely lacking content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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World of Warships Game Poster Image
age 12+
Strategic naval war game promotes teamwork, competition.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Pool Nation FX Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Accessible, uninspired pool is a scratch in the side pocket.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Mario Party 10 Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Game Poster Image
age 7+
Family-friendly party game promotes socializing, exercise.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Game Poster Image
age 8+
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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The Talos Principle Game Poster Image
age 10+
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Elegy for a Dead World Game Poster Image
age 9+
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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