Game Reviews

age 10+
LEARNING
Imaginative adventure game lets players build vehicles.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2008)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 8+
LEARNING
Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 18+
LEARNING
Extremely violent game about being a cold-blooded assassin.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Quirky platform adventure with tween boy humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
LEARNING
Bloody, gory sci-fi action sequel, now with co-op support.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
age 9+
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(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 8+
LEARNING
Mediocre LEGO game with minor violence and reckless driving.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
LEARNING
Exceptional storytelling, but lots of violence, profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Standard LEGO yarn with an equal mix of combat and puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Creative Disney adventure lets kids build own games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Western play set with pistols, axes, and a focus on combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Deeply imaginative platformer with some mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 10+
LEARNING
Sci-fi-themed adventure more about exploration than combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun little photography adventure may motivate chore-doing.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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)
age 10+
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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