Game Reviews

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Adventure Sketchers Game Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2014)
Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Tearaway Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Amazing, creative adventure melds real and virtual worlds.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Minecraft Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
The Time Tribe Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Slow-paced adventure introduces players to history.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Marie Antoinette & The Independence War Game Poster Image
age 8+
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
FEZ Game Poster Image
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FEZ
age 9+
Indie game wonder is a fountain of brain-stretching ideas.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Wonderbook: Book of Spells Game Poster Image
age 9+
Innovative interactive book opens new door to Harry Potter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
Abzu Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Artistic aquatic adventure filled with mystery, wonder.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
Project Spark Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
Hidden Expedition Smithsonian: Hope Diamond Game Poster Image
age 10+
Frustration-free hidden object adventure offers ample hints.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
age 10+
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
The Blackwell Deception Game Poster Image
age 10+
Simplistic ghost adventure game lets you solve mysteries.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
Botanicula Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Beautiful, imaginative adventure is a treat for eyes, ears.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Game Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)

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