Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Inventive and challenging puzzler has quirky humor.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Retro side-scrolling adventure tests persistence, patience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 10+
Tower defense/RPG mashup has vague tutorials and interface.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Fun skateboarding game is loaded with real-world stunts.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Visually impressive stealth game is unexpectedly brief.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Vintage-style adventure digs up the right dose of nostalgia.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 10+
Simple collection of fantasy mini-games based on the film.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Adventure is beautiful, poetic but too simple, repetitive.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 10+
Confusing, dull adventure wastes sleuth's detective skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
Clunky action game does disservice to Marvel's wall-crawler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Programming adventure heavy on gimmick, light on combat.
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
Surreal, unforgiving platfomer may frustrate young players.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
Dated, clumsy platformer is more frustrating than fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Mediocre, overpriced collection of minigames for Xbox One.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
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)
csm_game
age 10+
Fun retro aerial shooter has mild violence, demands skill.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Compelling mix of popular online world and card gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun but hard platformer likely to frustrate younger players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)

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