Game Reviews

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Game Poster Image
age 8+
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Driveclub Bikes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Motorcycle expansion good but limited, has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
Chroma Squad Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Comical, mildly violent take on fake fantasy TV production.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Fossil Fighters Frontier Game Poster Image
age 8+
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Sunless Sea Game Poster Image
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age 8+
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Gravity Ghost Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Pokemon Omega Ruby Game Poster Image
age 8+
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, augmented-reality edutainment filled with cool facts.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cute town sim about friendship and spending virtual money.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Disaster Hero Game Poster Image
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age 8+
FEMA-sponsored game teaches about disaster preparedness.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Kinect Nat Geo TV Game Poster Image
age 8+
Nature-themed interactive TV software puts kids in the show.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Pokemon Conquest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Star Stable Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Girls can ride, care for horses; game missing many features.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Monkey Tales: The Museum of Anything Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun action adventure game requires logic and 3rd grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Monster High: Ghoul Spirit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Cosmos Chaos Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative sci-fi RPG entertains as it builds vocabulary.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
ThinkSmart Kids Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Entertaining and well-designed brain trainer for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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