Game Reviews

Okami (Wii) Game Poster Image
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age 13+
A revival of a great teen paint-to-play adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Game Poster Image
age 18+
Philosophical action game definitely for adults.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2008)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Game Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetic shoot-'em-up space adventure; no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2007)
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fabulous portable game with secret agent theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2008)
Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses! Game Poster Image
age 10+
Nancy Drew spin-off retains the appeal of the main series.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
DSi Game Poster Image
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DSi
age 7+
Nintendo's new handheld is great IF parental controls used.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Trash Panic Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Green-minded game delivers good puzzles and lots of action.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2009)
Shadow Complex Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive downloadable shooter pays homage to classic games.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2009)
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game Poster Image
age 15+
Dark yet thrilling action game based on the Caped Crusader.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2009)
Spore Hero Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Kid-focused Spore spin-off combines thinking with thwacking.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game Poster Image
age 14+
Extraordinarily fun, cinematic, Indy Jones-type adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2009)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Game Poster Image
age 7+
Ingenious remake is a classic for both old, new fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fantastic sequel, but for older LEGO fans due to violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2009)
Assassin's Creed II Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violence, sex, and revenge make epic game not for kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2009)
LittleBigPlanet (PSP) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative PSP platformer is fun and lets you be creative.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
Playmobil Circus Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Top-notch mini-games for families to play together.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Red Dead Redemption Game Poster Image
age 18+
Epic but adult Western game is definitely not for kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2010)
Toy Story 3 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Phenomenal game with action too intense for younger kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Magical adventure is fun, funny, and fantastic.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
The Last Airbender (DS) Game Poster Image
age 9+
More kid-friendly -- and better -- than the Wii version.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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