Game Reviews

Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge Game Poster Image
age 8+
Free puzzler forces players to buy amiibo to unlock content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Minecraft: Story Mode Game Poster Image
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones Game Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging puzzler tests players in clever robot adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Shiftlings Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Solid puzzler hampered by sophmoric humor, bad controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee -- New 'n' Tasty Game Poster Image
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)
Pushmo World Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
The Fall Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
AI-centric puzzler with dark atmosphere, some violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
Dr. Luigi Game Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Tetris-like puzzler is great for kids of varying ability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Angry Birds Star Wars Game Poster Image
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)
Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
Toki Tori 2 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Puzzle game without any instructions could vex younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
Little Inferno Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Players burn possessions in dark, anti-consumerism puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Scribblenauts Unlimited Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
Madagascar 3: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Simple platform puzzler lets kids play with animal stars.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Fluidity Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Very creative puzzler about moving water through terrains.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Create Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Unique physics puzzles require imaginative solutions.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
Flip's Twisted World Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fascinating puzzle concept hampered by poor controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
I Spy Spooky Mansion (Wii) Game Poster Image
age 7+
Spooky and smart; possibly the best of the series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Guilty Party Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Clue-like game provides great family entertainment.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)

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