Game Reviews

age 4+
Barbie adventure swims in a sea of mediocrity.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2004)
age 5+
LEARNING
Great first video game adventure for young princess lovers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 6+
Wacky side-scroller game helps Starlight charity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
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age 6+
Shoot light balls in intergalactic environmental mystery.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 7+
Still catching Pokemon, just this time to solve puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo 64
(2008)
age 8+
Supergirls' fun comeback heavy on fighting, short on story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 8+
Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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age 8+
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 8+
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
Brilliant and beautiful arcade shooter with online play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 8+
Dodge your way to safety in this galactic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
Campy sibling fight frustrates, pleases with juvenile humor.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
Platforming adventure game more about luck than skill.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
Arachnid spins unconventional action with some repetition.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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age 8+
Trial-and-error stealth demands patience, repetitive play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
Fast-paced arcade arena play held back by repetitive action.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
Design, race, and battle game fun but tricky to master.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 9+
Fantastic sequel, but for older LEGO fans due to violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2009)
age 9+
Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2011)

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