Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
Comical hero wields mallet in action-packed platformer.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Car mechanic sim with iffy role model, repetitive repairs.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Cartoony, retro brawler with humor, but too short.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 10+
 
Agressive, knockout dodgeball with zany characters falters.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 10+
 
Popular trading card universe enters cart racing track.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 10+
 
Highly commercial dueling/card game, for fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 10+
 
Bad camera angles mar Native American adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 10+
 
Shallow game explores cutthroat school cliques and shopping.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Excellent, authentic pro hockey sim includes brawls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2009)
age 10+
 
Illegal street racing series remade as legit racing sim.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Simple hockey sim, best for newbies -- watch open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Crashes have no consequences in pricey racing sim.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Exciting to be animated twister, but chaos is massive.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 10+
 
Loads of fighting with heroes but has funny, spoofy vibe.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Fantasy violence permeates movie-based side-scrolling game.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2009)
age 10+
 
Extraordinarily good racing game -- but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2009)
age 10+
 
Good TV adaptation with scary monsters, cartoony violence.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun dance rhythm cheer game with cutesy but sexed-up avatars
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Medical drama potentially too harrowing for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Creative game uses DSi camera; potential for abuse is high.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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