Game Reviews

csm_game
age 12+
Action-packed racer with a heavy emphasis on wrecks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Action game with retro graphics has captivating story.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
Compelling online collectible card game has unusual twists.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
Rhythm dance game misses a few steps.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
Moody, unique platforming game where you play as a shadow.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 12+
Good exer-gaming sequel, built for each platform.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 12+
Aerobic exercise while you train for NFL positions.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 12+
LEARNING
Historical adventure explores prehistoric art and culture.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
Hit-and-miss collection of active sports mini-games.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
age 12+
Kinect exergaming OK for all ages but geared for grown-ups.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
age 12+
Decent skateboarding game has a positive message.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
Incredibly realistic racing sim with ads and crashes.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2010)
age 12+
Lighter-toned LOTR has nice co-op gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 12+
More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 12+
Drew's first game holds mystery with more mature themes.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 12+
The themes and content of these masterpieces vary greatly.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
Frantic racer with plenty of cartoon violence and open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
Fun, original, spoof of The Bard's tale with clever puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
age 12+
Powerful design tool teaches kids how to make games, comics.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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