Game Reviews

A Bird Story Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Short but emotionally powerful story told without words.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Owlboy Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Retro adventure homage, but tame violence, bland play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Detective Pikachu Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fresh Pokémon perspective perfect for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
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Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut Game Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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Marie Antoinette & The Independence War Game Poster Image
age 8+
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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Pillar Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Confusing puzzler based on personality types misses mark.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
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Knights and Bikes Game Poster Image
age 8+
Colorful co-op trip through a child's imagination.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Game Poster Image
age 8+
Spin-off remake is cute, but easy and repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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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)
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The Flame in the Flood Game Poster Image
age 10+
Difficult survival adventure has steep learning curve.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Lego Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack Game Poster Image
age 10+
Bustin' ghosts (and blocks) makes kids feel good.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Game Poster Image
age 10+
Enjoyable yet short, tedious, puzzle-heavy VR adventure.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2017)
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Last Day of June Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Painterly adventure game explores love, loss, sacrifice.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun but shallow adventure tied to the "Dragons" movies.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! Game Poster Image
age 10+
Funky fueled reboot that's a little more fad than fresh.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Kathy Rain Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun, cheeky adventure heavy on puzzles, mid-'90s atmosphere.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Full Throttle Remastered Game Poster Image
age 12+
Classic adventure gets new paint job, keeps old issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
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Day of the Tentacle Remastered Game Poster Image
age 13+
Wacky adventure has cartoonish violence, annoying puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Game Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating legal adventure full of sly humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Game Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, repetitive adventure will appeal most to series fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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