Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Impossibly difficult racing game based on toy line.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Faithful adaptation of the board game classic.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 8+
 
Simple dancing game features fun, cute chipmunk songs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Feels more like a game than a cooking sim, with nice menu.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Simple toy-inspired game will appeal to franchise fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
TV-based Kinect game lets kids stage their own music videos.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 8+
 
Art program uses tablet controller but has learning curve.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
age 8+
 
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Creative game with a great empowerment message.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun action adventure game requires logic and 3rd grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 8+
 
Play math and logic games to attract Moshlings to your zoo.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Collection of summer camp mini-games uses Kinect to move.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 8+
 
Two video game adaptations of popular board game series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 8+
 
Latest in board game-inspired series uses a game show feel.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(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+
 
LEARNING
Active gaming in a collection of fun fantasy settings.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun motion sports game is a bit limited in scope.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 8+
 
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)

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