Game Reviews

Lumo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Shadwen Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Pretty yet generic action-stealth with minimal violence.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
Freedom Planet Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Actioner feels like Sonic homage, but play falls short.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2016)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Game Poster Image
age 11+
Pirate-themed adventure with mild violence is great for all.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Stories: The Path of Destinies Game Poster Image
age 11+
Generic action game with bright visuals doesn't stand out.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
101 Ways to Die Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Bloody trap builder lacks creative puzzle-solving.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Disney Infinity 3.0: Marvel Battlegrounds Game Poster Image
age 11+
Basic brawler encourages kids to buy more Infinity toys.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
Warhammer: Arcane Magic Game Poster Image
age 11+
Not-so-magical combat card game is all show, no substance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
Blood Alloy: Reborn Game Poster Image
age 11+
Action-heavy sci-fi game feels incomplete at best.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Fortified Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Alien sci-fi strategy game suffers from repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
The Witness Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Brilliant puzzle game is challenging but deeply rewarding.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Calvino Noir Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Atmospheric film noir ruined by characters, iffy controls.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
Short, enjoyable journey of heroes grudgingly fighting evil.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
Axiom Verge Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Side-scroller with mild blood revels in old-school action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Xenonauts Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Sci-fi adventure tale with some twists and a few problems.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
Space Run Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Anomaly Defenders Game Poster Image
age 11+
Traditional tower defense gets some engaging twists.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)

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