Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Milestone 25th Madden game drops the ball on innovation.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Very good college football sim, but similar to predecessors.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
TV-based horror game is violent, gory, and profanity laden.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Mediocre baseball game resembles last year's title.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Violent, bloody first-person shooter has sex and drugs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Action-packed wrestling with showy and dramatic violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Harder to play than FIFA, but still great pitch competition.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Light on instructions but 13 fun sports to play.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Co-op, sci-fi 1st-person shooter rains blood and body parts.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Rhythm game about dribbling a real basketball to music.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun football sim gets facelift and expands ways to play.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
College football sim adds Heisman winners to the mix.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 16+
 
LEARNING
Well-made but bloody overhaul of classic alien shooter.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)