Game Reviews

NHL 14 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
This year's fun hockey sim shows a more aggressive game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Sokobond Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Cell Command Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Terraria Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Game Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
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Power Rangers Super Samurai Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Rise of the Guardians Game Poster Image
age 11+
Santa wields sword in combat-heavy, RPG-like action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Just Dance 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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FTL: Faster Than Light Game Poster Image
age 11+
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Dust: An Elysian Tale Game Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty side-scroller has mild but frequent violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
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The Political Machine 2012 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Planet Crashers Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Enjoyable role-playing game encourages the use of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Just Dance: Greatest Hits Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fun collection of dance songs from previous games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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DiRT Showdown Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Offroad racing and bumper-busting fun with no consequences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Kinect Star Wars Game Poster Image
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age 11+
For sci-fi fans it's fun and physical but inconsistent.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Impulse Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Fine physics puzzler doesn't stand out in crowded genre.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2012)
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Trine 2 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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