Game Reviews

csm_game
age 11+
 
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun, wildly inventive take on arcade machines.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun recreations of classic pinball games.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One, iPhone, iPod
(2015)
age 18+
 
Extremely violent shooter confuses plot, frustrates play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 13+
 
Sci-fi mech battles provide limited but well-made gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun retro aerial shooter has mild violence, demands skill.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Cute cartoon side-scroller, but only for young fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Travel back in time with collection of fun '80s games.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Extremely violent puzzler intrigues with gunfire, mystery.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 5+
 
Furry, playful pets are cute, but game often feels tedious.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 9+
 
Play as Sonic of past or today in whiz-bang action romp.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 13+
 
Big on violent blow-up effects but light on gameplay.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Minor violence in robot combat game; can play co-op.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Mildly violent office-chair racing; kids shouldn't copycat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Innovative virtual pet game uses PS3 Move controller.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
age 13+
 
Aerial combat sequel with bloodless violence, bad language.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Mature life sim with more personality than ever.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2009)

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