Game Reviews

age 10+
Portable adventure suffers from repetition, camera glitches.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
age 8+
LEARNING
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
csm_game
age 10+
Retro-style shooter versus space bugs is just too short.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
age 10+
LEARNING
Sci-fi strategy prequel has frequent but mild violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
csm_game
age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
Mediocre racer has bad controls, visuals issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Amusing but flawed short brawler for fans of the TV series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Retro platformer with poor controls, frustrating design.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
"Grand adventure" is very shy of grand; for fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
Motorcycle expansion good but limited, has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 8+
Teamwork-based game has safe multiplayer, repetitive action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Lively dance action, but too much pressure to spend, share.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
Visually charming adventure lacks depth, replayability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 10+
Engaging while it lasts, but too much repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Challenging yet frustrating puzzler has confusing story.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Puzzle adventure has weak plot, redundant levels.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)

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