Game Reviews

Pillar Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
TV-based motion-sensing game loaded with cartoon hijinks.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Perils of Man: Episode 1 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fascinating adventure only held back by some hard puzzles.
Platforms: Mac
(2014)
Murasaki Baby Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
A girl, a balloon, creepy graphics, tricky controls.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
NaissanceE Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Surreal exploration of claustrophobia and confusion.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Tearaway Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Amazing, creative adventure melds real and virtual worlds.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
The Time Tribe Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Slow-paced adventure introduces players to history.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Marie Antoinette & The Independence War Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond Game Poster Image
age 8+
Theme park sequel emphasizes friendship, has mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut Game Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Cabela's Adventure Camp Game Poster Image
age 8+
Collection of summer camp mini-games uses Kinect to move.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Active Life: Magical Carnival Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Active gaming in a collection of fun fantasy settings.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
MotionSports: Adrenaline Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun motion sports game is a bit limited in scope.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
Minecraft Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
Pokemon Black Version/White Version Game Poster Image
age 8+
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Active Life Explorer Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic action that will make you break a sweat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Kirby's Epic Yarn Game Poster Image
age 8+
Original and beautiful platformer is one of the year's best.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Ivy the Kiwi Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Fun retro platformer with beautiful storybook graphics.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Witch's Wish Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Sweet, intriguing story for kids who enjoy a slower pace.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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