Game Reviews

Super Mario Maker 2 Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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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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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Super Mario Maker Game Poster Image
age 6+
Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Game Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoonishly violent brawler very deep and engaging.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Game Poster Image
age 11+
Terrific handheld transition for classic fighting game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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My Singing Monsters Game Poster Image
age 6+
Charming, melodic, and genre-bending game for kids, adults.
Platforms: Facebook, PlayStation Vita, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2014)
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Mario Kart 8 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Wii Party U Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(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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Just Dance 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Mario Kart 7 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
A few innovations, but mostly the same (really fun) racer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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Dance Central Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Extraordinarily fun dancing game for Kinect.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fantastic nonviolent spy game, ties in to Disney's website.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Game Poster Image
age 11+
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 3 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Balance board adds new dimension to popular dance franchise.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Game Poster Image
age 11+
Series game has deep, satisfying story; adds multiplayer.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
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Scribblenauts Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Unique puzzles wow with ability to write objects into game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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