Game Reviews

Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature themes, violence accompany mech-enhanced humans RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Jetpack Joyride App Poster Image
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age 13+
Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Ready Player One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Gears of War 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Explosive, violent, and gory finale to the sci-fi series.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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FIFA Soccer 12 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
One of the best (and best-looking) sports simulations.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
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Forza Motorsport 4 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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Batman: Arkham City Game Poster Image
age 15+
While dark and violent, this superhero game is intriguing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting Indiana Jones-like action with lots of violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Poster Image
age 15+
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody military shooter with disturbing cinematic moments.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Great Gatsby Book Poster Image
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age 14+
American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1925)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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