Game Reviews

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Game Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoon brawler is pale imitation of Super Smash Bros.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
Short, enjoyable journey of heroes grudgingly fighting evil.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Warhammer: Arcane Magic Game Poster Image
age 11+
Not-so-magical combat card game is all show, no substance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Stories: The Path of Destinies Game Poster Image
age 11+
Generic action game with bright visuals doesn't stand out.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Lumo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Super Bomberman R Game Poster Image
age 11+
Multiplayer action big on explosions, light on content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Ultimate Spider-Man Game Poster Image
age 11+
Adventure never gets deep and is over too soon.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2005)
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X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Game Poster Image
age 11+
Game gives fans something to cheer about.
Platforms: Xbox
(2005)
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X-Men: The Official Game Game Poster Image
age 11+
Mutants have never been so boring -- tweens OK.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
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Superman Returns: The Videogame Game Poster Image
age 11+
Super, high-flying graphics, mediocre gameplay.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2006)
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Wizard 101 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Magical adventure where kids learn to become wizards.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Game Poster Image
age 11+
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Iron Man 2 (DS) Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Movie-game with lots of explosions but violence is cartoony.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest Game Poster Image
age 11+
Mildly violent action game keeps kids moving.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Dust: An Elysian Tale Game Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty side-scroller has mild but frequent violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Rise of the Guardians Game Poster Image
age 11+
Santa wields sword in combat-heavy, RPG-like action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Power Rangers Super Samurai Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Game Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
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Terraria Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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