Game Reviews

age 10+
 
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 13+
 
Tactical action offers more customization, weak graphics.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Exciting stunt racer has thrills, mild cartoonish spills.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 15+
 
Complex but fun, action-packed RPG stresses player choice.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Fun and intense Caped Crusader romp lacks ingenuity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Reasonably fun casual game based on Wipeout TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Action-packed tactical sequel for fans of sword fighting.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Fast pace, intense violence/gore take series on new course.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Rebirth of aging franchise, still filled with gore and sex.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Post-apocalyptic fighting game with violence and gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 7+
 
Lots of fighting and iffy controls for uDraw movie tie-in.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun physical gaming, but lots of fighting.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Control problems mar mediocre martial arts adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Girl-centric soccer game has positive teamwork message.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Lackluster brawler hard on the wrists and light on story.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Movie-based kid combat best on Xbox and PS3.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Well-balanced sim of a skater's life on and off the rink.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
csm_game
age 10+
 
A superior racing simulator for the Xbox.
Platforms: Xbox
(2005)