Game Reviews

My Singing Monsters Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Charming, melodic, and genre-bending game for kids, adults.
Platforms: Facebook, PlayStation Vita, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2014)
XCOM: Enemy Within Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Expansion to a violent and mature strategy sci-fi game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
Skulls of the Shogun Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Challenging turn-based strategy game with skeleton warriors.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Guardians of Middle-earth Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Online multiplayer fantasy game with a focus on fighting.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
History: Legends of War: Patton Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Thrilling sci-fi strategy game with violence and gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Impulse Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Fine physics puzzler doesn't stand out in crowded genre.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2012)
National Geographic Challenge Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Orcs Must Die! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Engaging and funny interactive adventures are pure joy.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
R.U.S.E. Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
Deep war game requires brain as well as (moderate) brawn.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Game Poster Image
age 17+
Gripping but gruesome mystery, appropriate for older teens.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
(2010)
Chaotic: Shadow Warriors Game Poster Image
age 12+
Strategy game spin-off of popular trading card game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Play Catan Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
Bakugan Battle Brawlers Game Poster Image
age 8+
Shallow card/strategy game promotes the Bakugan brand.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Kodu Game Lab Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
Battlestations: Pacific Game Poster Image
age 13+
Massive arcade-like military strategy game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
(2009)
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Game Poster Image
age 10+
PC strategy game gets retooled for console gaming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS
(2008)