Game Reviews

Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Marie Antoinette & The Independence War Game Poster Image
age 8+
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Xia-Xia Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Simple platform-puzzling game for fans of crab toys.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut Game Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Pillow Pets Game Poster Image
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age 5+
Puzzle game based on popular brand is colorful, simple.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Dull shooter fails to capture the magic of Rowling's story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Pokemon Black Version/White Version Game Poster Image
age 8+
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Yogi Bear: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 6+
Movie-based basic platform-jumping gets repetitive quickly.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Unexciting fantasy shooter uses magic in place of bullets.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Game Poster Image
age 17+
Intense, graphic deathmatch; survive by solving puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
Ivy the Kiwi Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun retro platformer with beautiful storybook graphics.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fantastic nonviolent spy game, ties in to Disney's website.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Witch's Wish Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, intriguing story for kids who enjoy a slower pace.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Build-a-Bear: Welcome to Hugsville Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fun mini-games, but website codes as rewards are troubling.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Again Game Poster Image
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age 17+
Serial killer mystery, but may be too disturbing for teens.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver Versions Game Poster Image
age 7+
Collect & battle game uses a pedometer to get kids walking.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Game Poster Image
age 13+
Courtroom drama shows blood at crime scene in snapshots.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Game Poster Image
age 11+
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
Ambitious but ultimately disappointing fantasy game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2009)
Dragonology Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Game based on book is a bit like an animal sim with dragons.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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