Game Reviews

Monopoly Collection Game Poster Image
age 8+
Two video game adaptations of popular board game series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes Game Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing puzzle-based whodunit with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Max and the Magic Marker (DS) Game Poster Image
age 7+
Glitchy controls make this a lesser version of great game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle Game Poster Image
age 8+
Creative number puzzles offer limited mind-bending fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter Game Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Mahjong Cub3d Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Good 3D adaptation of classic tile-matching game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Tetris Axis Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, pricey take on classic puzzler offers new ways to play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Panda Poet Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Unique browser-based word game; be wary of text chat.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Drawn: Trail of Shadows Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Triple Town Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Social network "match-3" puzzler fun with or without paying.
Platforms: Facebook, Google+
(2011)
Puzzler Mind Gym 3D Game Poster Image
age 9+
Collection of mental challenges is hard but rewarding.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Words With Friends Game Poster Image
age 14+
Scrabble clone is just as fun on Facebook as on phones.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
Catherine Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Violent puzzle game with a sexually charged story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
Cubic Ninja Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Unique, challenging maze game makes you think in 3D.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
The Tiny Bang Story Game Poster Image
age 10+
One of the most original (and hard) seek-and-find puzzlers.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Portal 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Rio Game Poster Image
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Rio
age 6+
Fun party game for young fans of the movie.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
A Fairy Tale Game Poster Image
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age 6+
New-age fantasy story with puzzles; best for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Super Monkey Ball 3D Game Poster Image
age 8+
Three-in-one game has good value, mild cartoon violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Bust-a-Move Universe Game Poster Image
age 8+
3-D match-colored-bubbles puzzle game is simply 'OK.'
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)

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