Game Reviews

age 13+
 
One of the most violent T-rated games around.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 13+
 
Compelling story diminished by repetitive play.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
age 13+
 
Courtroom drama shows blood at crime scene in snapshots.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
Historical hack-and-slash game with moderate violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 13+
 
Whimsical and creative adventure with mild adult themes.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Dark but stylish Facebook board game about fighting fears.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Movie/book spin-off emphasizes survival and building.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Augmented reality horror game fascinates but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
While not new, Myst for Nintendo 3DS is fun, challenging.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Hidden object game puts wacky spin on classic novels.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Gruesome crime scenes become Facebook hidden-object puzzles.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 13+
 
Best in text-driven, courtroom drama series on DS.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Moderately violent courtroom drama with positive role model.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 13+
 
Stellar adventure game revisits the Land of the Dead.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Poetic experience is less a game than an interactive story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Witty story with memorable characters and good message.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
Compelling courtroom drama promotes reading.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)