Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
 
Comical, mildly violent take on fake fantasy TV production.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
A seafaring game of discovery and survival.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Cute town sim about friendship and spending virtual money.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Quirky and entertaining racer filled with silly powerups.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Creative kart racer lets kids set their imagination loose.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Girls can ride, care for horses; game missing many features.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Impossibly difficult racing game based on toy line.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Kart racer is decent but encourages reckless driving.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Frustrating racing game with no tutorial or help.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Hover board racer for Kinect suffers serious control issues.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Similar to Pokemon, but with racing instead of fighting.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Farm sim requires a lot of patience but rewards for it.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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