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Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations Game Poster Image
age 16+
Expansion is light on content, lays groundwork for future.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Contra Rogue Corps Game Poster Image
age 16+
Bloody twin-stick shooter appeals only to franchise fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Men in Black: International Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Reboot looks good but lacks spark; sci-fi/alien violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Gears POP! App Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun strategy game plays with characters in unexpected ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Game Poster Image
age 16+
Great strategy goes sci-fi with complex yet familiar entry.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
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Outer Wilds Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Learn from your mistakes in time-twisted sci-fi adventure.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Superman: Dawnbreaker Book Poster Image
age 12+
Low-key but fun and surprising tale of teen superhero.
By Matt de la Peña
(2019)
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First Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Intimate, serious drama about reluctant space hero.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Skyward Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi space adventure off to a high-flying start.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2018)
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Party Hard 2 Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Be a party killer at a far-from-killer party.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Terraforming Mars Game Poster Image
age 12+
Strategy game marred by faulty interface, connection issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Astro Bot: Rescue Mission Game Poster Image
age 12+
Adorable platformer adventure raises the VR gaming bar.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Extinction Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent alien invasion sci-fi tale has intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Astro (2018) Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Low-budget sci-fi action movie has violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Brightly Burning Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Engaging reboot puts Jane Eyre in space.
By Alexa Donne
(2018)
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Marvel Strike Force App Poster Image
age 12+
Marvel heroes, villains team up for fun, mild combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Gone Rogue: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: The Lunar Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic novel series ender has both action and depth.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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ECHO Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Unique sci-fi adventure with flawed smart enemies.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Metroid: Samus Returns Game Poster Image
age 12+
Great sci-fi remake reinvents itself for a new generation.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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