Game Reviews

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

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