Game Reviews

age 9+
 
LEARNING
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Moderately violent courtroom drama with positive role model.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Thought-provoking final chapter of ghostly retro adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Witty story with memorable characters and good message.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Casual hidden-object adventure minimizes frustration.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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age 15+
 
LEARNING
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Fabulous Agatha Christie-style mystery for teens and up.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Extremely violent, profanity-filled zombie adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Gruesome crime scenes become Facebook hidden-object puzzles.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 16+
 
LEARNING
TV show shown as violent game pushes cultural insensitivity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Innovative interactive book opens new door to Harry Potter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Compelling but gory adventure for mature mystery lovers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful adventure less a game than interactive poetry.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2012)

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