Game Reviews

age 13+
 
LEARNING
So-so dirt bike racer downplays effects of violent crashes.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Mature RPG with turn-based violence, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
SEGA stars come to the track to race and wreak silly havoc.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Fun rollerblading racing game features familiar characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Quirky and entertaining racer filled with silly powerups.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Creative kart racer lets kids set their imagination loose.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
True life racing with many modes of play; watch open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Cops vs. street racers challenge rewards recklessness.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Survival horror series veers off track, adds bloody action.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Excellent fantasy RPG is too bloody for younger players.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Deep, compelling car game glamorizes illicit street racing.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Average arcade racer is full of car wrecks and weapons.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Violent choices impact ultimate outcome of mature game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Deep, engrossing RPG with violence and teen themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Disney characters star in fight-filled role-playing game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Enjoyable role-playing game encourages the use of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Solid dungeon crawler with a focus on fantasy fighting.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
Decent racing game, but straight-out marketing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)

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