Game Reviews

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Game Poster Image
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Pillar Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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
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age 8+
A girl, a balloon, creepy graphics, tricky controls.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
NaissanceE Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Surreal exploration of claustrophobia and confusion.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler Game Poster Image
age 8+
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Tearaway Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Amazing, creative adventure melds real and virtual worlds.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
The Croods: Prehistoric Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Lifeless party game with mild cartoon shenanigans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
The Time Tribe Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Slow-paced adventure introduces players to history.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Marie Antoinette & The Independence War Game Poster Image
age 8+
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)
uDraw Pictionary: Ultimate Edition Game Poster Image
age 8+
Faithful adaptation of the board game classic.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
Monopoly Collection Game Poster Image
age 8+
Two video game adaptations of popular board game series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Minecraft Game Poster Image
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age 8+
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)
Super Monkey Ball 3D Game Poster Image
age 8+
Three-in-one game has good value, mild cartoon violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Pokemon Black Version/White Version Game Poster Image
age 8+
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Pac-Man Party Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Decent mini-game set, plus sweet retro games included.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Monopoly Streets Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Great video game version of this classic board game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Back to School Game Poster Image
age 8+
Some flaws prevent this game from getting top marks.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii
(2010)

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