All Reviews

age 10+
Portable adventure suffers from repetition, camera glitches.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
age 10+
High-spirited, funny steampunk adventure on Mars.
By Patrick Samphire
(2016)
csm_book
age 10+
Poignant sick-sibling tale blurs lines of real and imagined.
By Kenneth Oppel
(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)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(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)
csm_game
age 10+
Puzzle adventure has weak plot, redundant levels.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_book
age 10+
Ghosts, romance, otherworldly connections in inventive tale.
By Polly Shulman
(2015)
age 10+
Gritty high-seas historical fantasy mixes danger and magic.
By Barry Wolverton
(2015)
age 10+
Playful sci-fi romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
New characters, endless adventure; demands space and money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Bizarre fantasy series benefits from Henson costumes.
Network: Online
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun (and expensive) fantasy action game with cartoon combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
 
csm_movie
age 10+
Thoughtful, inspired look at grief soars.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 10+
Empire building takes dark turn in this strategic expansion.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)

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