Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple platform puzzler lets kids play with animal stars.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 13+
 
Dull shooter fails to capture the magic of Rowling's story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Very creative puzzler about moving water through terrains.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Unique physics puzzles require imaginative solutions.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 13+
 
Unexciting fantasy shooter uses magic in place of bullets.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Fascinating puzzle concept hampered by poor controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 7+
 
Spooky and smart; possibly the best of the series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Clue-like game provides great family entertainment.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 13+
 
Fresh and frantic arcade shooter combines many genres.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 8+
 
Lots of great Tetris variations, plus safe online play.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Medical drama with violence, profanity, and moral ambiguity.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Everything is blowing up all the time in this movie game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 8+
 
Sliding puzzles combined with a mystery for brainy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2010)
age 13+
 
Ambitious but ultimately disappointing fantasy game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2009)
age 8+
 
Chipper puzzler is family friendly but can be challenging.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)
age 8+
 
Smattering of violence shown in hidden pictures game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2009)
age 7+
 
Fab family fun, with ability to create & share own puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 9+
 
Entertaining physics puzzler is easy enough for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 18+
 
Violent, portable third-person shooter for adults only.
Platforms: PSP
(2009)

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