Game Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Horror adventure with strong heroine but lackluster puzzles.
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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Frenetic, funny, but often confusing action-puzzler.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Exciting stunt racer has thrills, mild cartoonish spills.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Entertaining yet violent parody of Cold War-era threats.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dated, clumsy platformer is more frustrating than fun.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Polished, full-featured retro shooter is unexpectedly gory.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fusing action, humor, and planet-hopping in a fun romp.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Robot platformer demystifies natural disasters.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Standard LEGO yarn with an equal mix of combat and puzzles.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Raccoon thief stars in fun adventure with cartoon violence.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced action romp with cartoony violence.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Bloody American Revolution-themed RPG with female assassin.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)

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