Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, quirky, beat-based mini-games; some mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Highly challenging platformer rewards dogged determination.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 10+
 
Decent racing game, but straight-out marketing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Average movie spin-off has mild but persistent violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Vast world, fun superhero characters that finally talk!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun but tricky puzzler provides players little guidance.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Less violent version of movie-based game uses strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful, imaginative adventure is a treat for eyes, ears.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Frenetic action with constant but mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Subpar controls and tutorials make toy-based game fizzle.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
SSX
age 10+
 
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Collection of mini-games shows off Vita functionality.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 10+
 
More sticky-ball rolling fun, but nothing new.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 10+
 
Dance game makes staying healthy feel like a party.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
Puzzler similar to Professor Layton but with mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 10+
 
Simple movie game with likable hero, cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2011)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)

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