Game Reviews

Skylanders SuperChargers Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun (and expensive) fantasy action game with cartoon combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Disney Infinity: Star Wars Starter Pack (3.0 Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Third take on creative/adventure title shines bright.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
N++ Game Poster Image
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N++
age 10+
LEARNING
Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
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)
Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Just Dance 2015 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Defense Grid 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Lego Minifigures Online Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Child of Light Game Poster Image
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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)
Lego The Hobbit Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun but hard platformer likely to frustrate younger players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Mild cartoon violence aplenty in TV tie-in game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Need for Speed Rivals Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Race as or against the police in this arcade driving game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Ben 10 Omniverse 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
TV-show-based combat game without blood or gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Simple, unimaginative action brawler extends the TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)

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