Game Reviews

age 8+
LEARNING
Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Amazing, creative adventure melds real and virtual worlds.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, augmented-reality edutainment filled with cool facts.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, cheap puzzle game promotes logic and puzzle creation.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 8+
LEARNING
Creative kart racer lets kids set their imagination loose.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 8+
LEARNING
Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun football sim gets facelift and expands ways to play.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
LEARNING
Amusing and informative fable teaches Internet safety.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 8+
LEARNING
Jewelry sim stimulates creativity with thousands of designs.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 8+
LEARNING
Intriguing indie game combines music with puzzle-solving.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)