Game Reviews

age 8+
LEARNING
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
csm_game
age 8+
All-too-short musical treat for both the eyes and ears.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
age 13+
Fun, huge sci-fi role-playing game with frequent combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 18+
Challenging expansion just as violent as gory original.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 6+
Fun, gratifying Pokémon tale in new adventure setting.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 14+
Brutal, unforgiving strategy game tests skills, patience.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 18+
Gory nuclear apocalypse adventure full of mature concepts.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
Music game is fun, but lyrics, some features hit flat notes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 15+
Bloody fantasy RPG rewards thoughtful decision-making.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
Motorcycle expansion good but limited, has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 14+
Combat-focused role-playing game average in gameplay, story.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
Violent role-playing game fun but light on features, tools.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Lively dance action, but too much pressure to spend, share.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 16+
Postapocalyptic Roman tale forces immoral choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
Deep, fun, gratifying action RPG with cartoonish violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 18+
Free expansion adds violence, deduction to great adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
age 15+
Slightly mature dance game promotes being true to yourself.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
Satirical RPG endorses peaceful conflict resolution.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)

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