Game Reviews

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Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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This year's fun hockey sim shows a more aggressive game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
age 11+
 
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Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 11+
 
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Santa wields sword in combat-heavy, RPG-like action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Offroad racing and bumper-busting fun with no consequences.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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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+
 
Outstanding platformer looks and plays like a dream.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 11+
 
Repetitive fighting; only for the most devoted fans.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2010)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Mildly violent office-chair racing; kids shouldn't copycat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Fun motorcycle racing simulation requires practice to win.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2010)
age 11+
 
Entertaining sci-fi shooter/puzzler features mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2009)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Excellent football game for players of all ages, skills.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 11+
 
A very good but not great music game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 11+
 
Edgier sequel still rocks the third time out.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2007)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Beautifu, unique game about microorganism survival.
Platforms: Mac, PSP, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2006)