All Reviews

age 10+
Short, punchy chapters propel storm-survival tale.
By Watt Key
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
age 10+
Portable adventure suffers from repetition, camera glitches.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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age 10+
Retro-style shooter versus space bugs is just too short.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
age 10+
Familiar characters fight; kids have minimal control.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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age 10+
Predictable father-daughter tale has solid messages, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(2016)
 
age 10+
Epic Star Wars sequel delivers great performances, action.
In Theaters Now
(2015)
age 10+
Love, magic, adventure, ghosts in thrilling series finale.
By Maile Meloy
(2015)
age 10+
Amusing but flawed short brawler for fans of the TV series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Captivating biography of legendary showman Buffalo Bill.
By Andrea Warren
(2015)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 10+
Retro platformer with poor controls, frustrating design.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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age 10+
Visually exciting sci-fi adventure has unexpected violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Engaging while it lasts, but too much repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
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age 10+
Puzzle adventure has weak plot, redundant levels.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
Gritty high-seas historical fantasy mixes danger and magic.
By Barry Wolverton
(2015)
age 10+
Silly, scary ghoulfest has lots of peril, frights.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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