All Reviews

age 12+
 
Anthology delivers series of short, sharp shocks.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Violent dystopian adventure is fun, but has flawed gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Third take on creative/adventure title shines bright.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 6+
 
Gorgeous picture book brings timely peace message.
By Robbie Robertson
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Colorfully chaotic party game perfect for couch crowding.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 18+
 
Violent, mature action game reboot updates, improves play.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Action-adventure is entertaining despite hard-to-buy plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed tale provides laughs while selling products.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 14+
 
Lots of fan service keeps this repetitive title afloat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 18+
 
Bloody, but bloody good mature stealth action game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
High-flying arcade shooter grounded by difficulty, gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun sequel serves up science with a splash of philosophy.
By Jon Scieszka
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
age 13+
 
Flawed strategic shooter with toys has tech, play issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Exciting -- and creepy -- start to spin-off fantasy series.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2015)
age 9+
 
Action-packed animated adventure has constant fighting.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 4+
 
Mischievous tot's antics delight in Russian-inspired series.
Network: Netflix
(2015)

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