Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Quest-based MMO is cute but hard to figure out how to play.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Phenomenal game with action too intense for younger kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 10+
 
Claymation duo sometimes land in tweeny humor puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Guinea pigs constantly battle appliances in fun movie game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 10+
 
Dark themes handled with a light touch in this 6th game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2
(2009)
csm_game
Up
age 10+
 
Glitches keep this game from getting a hearty thumbs "Up."
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Campy, silly zombie romp has plants saving the day.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Beautiful MMORPG lets kids have fun safely.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Satisfying arcade racer with intuitive controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2008)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 10+
 
Become a pirate and join Jack Sparrow in a MMORPG.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2007)
age 10+
 
Play, build, and flirt inside an amusement park.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 10+
 
Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
age 10+
 
Fun, well-paced homage to the movie.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(1980)