Game Reviews

age 7+
 
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Slow-paced adventure introduces players to history.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Amazing, creative adventure melds real and virtual worlds.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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FEZ
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Indie game wonder is a fountain of brain-stretching ideas.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Innovative interactive book opens new door to Harry Potter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Simplistic ghost adventure game lets you solve mysteries.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful, imaginative adventure is a treat for eyes, ears.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Frustration-free hidden object adventure offers ample hints.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 11+
 
LEARNING
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Action game with retro graphics has captivating story.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)

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