Game Reviews

American Mensa Academy Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
"Brain-training" mini-games cover math, reasoning, logic.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2012)
The Last Story Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Deep, engrossing RPG with violence and teen themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Pokemon Conquest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Xenoblade Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Great Gateway Grab Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Short, fun game has kids practicing fractions and symmetry.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Lady Liberty Larceny Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, low-budget, educational gumshoeing adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Fossil Fighters: Champions Game Poster Image
age 7+
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
I Spy Castle Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Explore a castle by doing hidden object and other puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Monster High: Ghoul Spirit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Game Poster Image
age 10+
Solid role-playing game is creative and fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Game Poster Image
age 13+
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Game Poster Image
age 10+
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Digging for Dinosaurs (DS) Game Poster Image
age 7+
A fun and educational game for dino-loving kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
My Amusement Park (DS) Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Theme park sim mixes in logic and memory games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals Game Poster Image
age 10+
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Cosmos Chaos Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Imaginative sci-fi RPG entertains as it builds vocabulary.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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