Game Reviews

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8
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LEARNING
Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
AGE
8
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LEARNING
Jewelry sim stimulates creativity with thousands of designs.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Don't know much about biology? This free online game engages kids in the cool worlds of microbes and ecosystems.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Amusing and informative fable teaches Internet safety.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Thorough, fun lessons will genuinely help your art.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This collection of 3-D puzzles is surprisingly entertaining as well as intellectually challenging.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The combination of striking visuals and swelling music creates a magical puzzle environment that encourages trial and error.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun football sim gets facelift and expands ways to play.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids can play a wildly creative platformer and then learn how to make their own games.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative kart racer lets kids set their imagination loose.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
For the 3DS, a nifty set of puzzles plus a puzzle-creation area.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fun interactive game uses augmented reality to make dinosaurs come alive and appear to be roaming your living room.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)