Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
N++
age 10+
LEARNING
Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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)
age 10+
LEARNING
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun but hard platformer likely to frustrate younger players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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)
age 10+
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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)
age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Fab remake of classic game shines on Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Zany, cartoonish mini-games with some mild bathroom humor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Tween rhythm game based on TV show is fun but short.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Playful brain workout provides social media bragging rights.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Relive this epic tale by putting your own face in the game.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)

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