Game Reviews

csm_game
age 11+
 
Side-scroller with mild blood revels in old-school action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Fun action/adventure for kids has lots of cartoon violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Santa wields sword in combat-heavy, RPG-like action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Pretty side-scroller has mild but frequent violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
For sci-fi fans it's fun and physical but inconsistent.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 11+
 
Mildly violent action game keeps kids moving.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 11+
 
Actioner based on cartoon has a good message, some violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Fun action RPG has mild violence and a memorable narrator.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Outstanding platformer looks and plays like a dream.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 11+
 
Cartoon violence galore, but no blood; for hardcore fans.
Platforms: PSP
(2010)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Movie-game with lots of explosions but violence is cartoony.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
 
Repetitive hack-and-slash doesn't excite much.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 11+
 
Cool sci-fi weapons & steampunk levels, but just OK overall.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Clever adventure tale played as a scorpion and tarantula.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Creepy, sloppily made game for devoted movie fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 11+
 
A feisty, fiery dragon adventure that's magical.
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Nintendo GameCube
(2008)
csm_game
age 11+
 
With no money to win, TV game doesn't transfer well.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)

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