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The Daring Game for Girls Game Poster Image
age 8+
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
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Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut Game Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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Victorious: Time to Shine Game Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based Kinect game lets kids stage their own music videos.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Horses 3D Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun sim game lets girls care for and train their own horse.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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The Splatters Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun physics-based puzzler about flinging blobs of paint.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Auditorium: The Online Experience Game Poster Image
age 8+
Intriguing indie game combines music with puzzle-solving.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
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Marie Antoinette & The Independence War Game Poster Image
age 8+
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone Game Poster Image
age 8+
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Nintendo Land Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, family-friendly mini-games open the door to Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cute town sim about friendship and spending virtual money.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Barbie Dreamhouse Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Game Poster Image
age 8+
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Tomodachi Life Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Costume Quest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Costume Quest 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
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SpongeBob HeroPants Game Poster Image
age 8+
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Gravity Ghost Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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