Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids take to the friendly skies in this flight sim where players progress by completing fun and challenging missions.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Proof-positive that games don't need gore, this exciting platformer gives you a fun new way to shake the Wii controller.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Want your kids to eat their squash? Take a tip from this game's monster who grows big and strong by eating veggies.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
You’ve got to love a game that teaches teamwork and uses a "hug" button when your character is afraid.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Editors' pick
FEZ
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dimension-shifting puzzles make for unique gameplay without any violence.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Send your kid to Magic School -- at the end, you'll have a certified wizard on your hands.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
An extra dose of cleverness and excellent 3D graphics make this classic side-scrolling platformer super fun.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Superfans of the old Zelda games will enjoy this adventure that's both a hilarious spoof and deliberate homage.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Platformer with puzzles creates captivating game with its unifying story.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
An unstructured experience of beauty, originality, and emotion that's as powerful as a beautifully written poem.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The ecosystem of a tree serves as the background for this highly imaginative world in which clicking reveals wondrous surprises.
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Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn about ancient Egypt as you solve a mystery set in a lost tomb.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This Nancy Drew mystery is a high point in a series that's already full of fantastic titles. It's got it all: a great story, challenging puzzles, and a terrific setting.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Control a bumbling pirate hero on a quest for riches and glory, solving puzzles and laughing all the way.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2009)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This indie game is a product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, and it shines for its clever story, interesting characters, and beautiful scenes. 
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Perfect for the thinking teen, this PC game offers players a complex story, tough puzzles, and interesting characters.
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Platforms: Windows
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A sleeper hit that's free for the downloading, this game only lasts five minutes, but its profound reach is long-lived.
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Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2007)
Editors' pick
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
While the subject matter is rather stomach-churning, this serial-killer mystery is intriguing for older teens.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)