Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Role-playing tale explores family, but weak plot falls flat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Role-playing game suffers from uneven battle, puzzle pacing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2015)
age 10+
 
Quirky, role-playing fun has mild violence, lots of laughs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Tower defense/RPG mashup has vague tutorials and interface.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fossil focused science game leaves too much hidden.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Eclectic and engaging RPG with light, cartoonish action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Cartoony learning adventure about ancient Mayan culture.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Disney characters star in fight-filled role-playing game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 10+
 
Solid role-playing game is creative and fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
First-person history adventure asks kids to choose sides.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 10+
 
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
 
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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