Game Reviews

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)
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age 11+
Movie-game with lots of explosions but violence is cartoony.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
Mysteries combined with easy puzzles, but with tween themes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 11+
Repetitive hack-and-slash doesn't excite much.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 11+
Dan Brown-like mystery solved through puzzles and pointing.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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age 11+
Internet-obsessed teens engage in questionable hijinks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 11+
Series game has deep, satisfying story; adds multiplayer.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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age 11+
Unique puzzles wow with ability to write objects into game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 11+
Find hidden and missing items in creepy crime scenes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 11+
Traditional-style RPG has mild violence and deep story.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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age 11+
Creepy, sloppily made game for devoted movie fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2009)
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age 11+
Old-school role-playing remake stands the test of time.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
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age 11+
Fun and accessible yoga application.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
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age 11+
How-to guide for core strength and more.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 11+
A darkly comic adventure where zombies are good.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
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age 11+
With no money to win, TV game doesn't transfer well.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 11+
Super, high-flying graphics, mediocre gameplay.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2006)