All Reviews

age 12+
 
Engaging but frustrating old-school space shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Poorly designed promotional game with frustrating controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Ambitious intergalactic drama focuses on a father's promise.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
Horror adventure shooter fires more than a few blanks.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
age 12+
 
Clever adventure could use more content, urgency in play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Sly strategy game puts a twist on tower-defense formula.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
age 12+
 
Multiple time lines converge in rewarding sci-fi finale.
By Pete Hautman
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
One of gaming's all-time greats gets a fresh coat of paint.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One
(2014)
age 12+
 
Fascinating sci-fi docu with some scary imagery.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Nuanced, exciting sci-fi tale of survival on space station.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Fast-paced action title has nice graphics, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fusing action, humor, and planet-hopping in a fun romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Loud robots vs. monsters movie could have used more heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 12+
 
Exciting sci-fi action and warm father-son bonding.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 12+
 
Action-packed Star Trek sequel has good story, characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)

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