Game Reviews

age 7+
LEARNING
Family-friendly party game promotes socializing, exercise.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
age 7+
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 7+
Challenging and familiar action, but more fun in groups.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 7+
Cute Smurfs movie tie-in suffers from clumsy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
Dancing fitness game for Kinect fails with poor execution.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
age 7+
Dancing to energetic songs makes active gaming fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 7+
Great active game for players interested in gymnastics.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 7+
Movie-based questing/platforming game isn't too difficult.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
Cheerleading game has the right moves for fun co-op play.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
Pokemon-ish RPG substitutes fighting dinos for monsters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
Fun, charming dancing game targeted at girls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 7+
Doll-based mysteries aren't interactive enough.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 7+
Good for Pokemon fanatics, but lacks mass appeal.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
csm_game
age 7+
Cute & varied gameplay makes this a gaming feast.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
csm_game
age 7+
Pokemon wannabe gets boring fast.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
age 7+
Good entry-level dance game for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2005)
age 7+
Simple, easy game best for younger players.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)