Game Reviews

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth Game Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent and addictive.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
Civilization 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Strategy game for tweens & up spans world history.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
Jeanne D'Arc Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Strategy game blends fact and fiction.
Platforms: PSP
(2007)
Valkyria Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 14+
Sophisticated and emotionally charged war strategy game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2008)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Game Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific tactical RPG isn't suitable for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Zubo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Pokemon-like battle game is funnier, with less violence.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Empire Total War Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Historical battles on land and sea done right.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
DSi Game Poster Image
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DSi
age 7+
Nintendo's new handheld is great IF parental controls used.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
Playmobil Circus Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Top-notch mini-games for families to play together.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Napoleon: Total War Game Poster Image
age 14+
Strategy game with some profanity, violence, & open chat.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
Max and the Magic Marker Game Poster Image
age 7+
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Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
Empires and Allies Game Poster Image
age 13+
War strategy Facebook game is polished fun.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
Woodland Heroes Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cute and compelling mix of Risk and Battleship on Facebook.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
Orcs Must Die! Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Nintendo Land Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, family-friendly mini-games open the door to Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
Fire Emblem: Awakening Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Excellent strategy RPG skews older because characters die.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Pikmin 3 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun and colorful strategy/puzzle game is a Wii U must-have.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)

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