Game Reviews

age 8+
 
Repetitive puzzles grow stale.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2003)
age 8+
 
Benign game misses target audience.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
age 8+
 
A mediocre game starring lipstick-wearing babies
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 9+
 
Free-to-play beginner MMORPG for young players.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 9+
 
Simple MMO for kids interested in hack 'n' slash gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
age 9+
 
While the force is with you, fighting with it is too hard.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 8+
 
One giant commercial for Home Depot, but minigames are fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 9+
 
Teen girls working-in-mall sim loaded with consumerism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(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 9+
 
Fast, fun action and lots of lowbrow bathroom humor.
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)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Good puzzle game marred by terrible broken English.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
age 9+
 
Fun, stylish, and a bit too spooky for little ones.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Excellent resource for learning first aid.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
age 8+
 
Excellent, creative game teaches chess basics.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
age 8+
 
Excellent math game with fun premise.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
age 8+
 
Use your favorite NBA players or create your own.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Great game to have for a mixed group of kids.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2002)
age 8+
 
Intriguing logic games with fun carnival theme.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2003)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Strong edutainment value; weak graphics.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)

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