Game Reviews

age 8+
 
Repetitive puzzles grow stale.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2003)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Heavy commercialism taints game.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Playstation
(2003)
age 8+
 
Benign game misses target audience.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
csm_game
age 11+
 
New looks get old fast; mixed message for tweens.
Platforms: Plug and Play TV games
(2006)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Creaky controls kill this creepy, creative game.
Platforms: PSP
(2005)
age 11+
 
Adventure never gets deep and is over too soon.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2005)
age 11+
 
Mutants have never been so boring -- tweens OK.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
age 8+
 
A mediocre game starring lipstick-wearing babies
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 11+
 
Super, high-flying graphics, mediocre gameplay.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2006)
age 11+
 
Edgier sequel still rocks the third time out.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 11+
 
A very good but not great music game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Free fantasy MMORPG, but may end up buying items.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Old-school role-playing remake stands the test of time.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
csm_game
age 11+
 
With no money to win, TV game doesn't transfer well.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Clever adventure tale played as a scorpion and tarantula.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 11+
 
Fun, challenging music game for PSP, with teen lyrics.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
age 8+
 
One giant commercial for Home Depot, but minigames are fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 8+
 
Shallow card/strategy game promotes the Bakugan brand.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Internet-obsessed teens engage in questionable hijinks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
 
Brash car-bash game almost unplayable -- plus, it's violent.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2009)

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