Game Reviews

age 13+
 
Challenging puzzler tests players in clever robot adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Beautifully odd puzzle journey requires patience, tenacity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Infographic puzzler has off-the-charts challenges.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Modern update on classic puzzler is a fun, challenging test.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle adventure with compelling themes, good conundrums.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun platformer with a lovely story about friendship.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Playful brain workout provides social media bragging rights.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 10+
 
More sticky-ball rolling fun, but nothing new.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 8+
 
Great puzzler puts kids’ strategy skills to the test.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
csm_game
age 6+
 
New-age fantasy story with puzzles; best for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Cute but tough puzzle game with a nature theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
 
Slow-paced mystery revolves around puzzle solving.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 8+
 
Puzzle series still rocks, now with fantastic level creator.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
The ultimate puzzle game for imagination and creativity.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 12+
 
More great brain-teasers, with a dark but exciting plot.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
Fill-in-the-grid puzzler like Picross 3-D, but far simpler.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Puzzle-based RPG with no visual violence but scary plot.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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