Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
Licensed expansion pales in comparison to stellar original.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
age 8+
 
Brilliant and beautiful arcade shooter with online play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
TV-based motion-sensing game loaded with cartoon hijinks.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Frenetic, funny, but often confusing action-puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Bland brawler's creatures equate fighting with happiness.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Karaoke game based on popular show fun but content-limited.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Stellar pro hoops franchise slam-dunks with added modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Wall-crawling, web-slinging fun, with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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