Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 9+
Average baseball simulation takes a step back in controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
age 7+
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 7+
Simple Kinect-enabled boarding game is fun but forgettable.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
Fun baseball mash-up somewhat hampered by control issues.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 13+
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
Clean, simple kids' football sim with a fun story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
Extraordinary soccer simulation for players of all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2010)
age 10+
Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
Fabulous baseball game promotes exercise, sportsmanship.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 18+
M-rated DS game that's definitely not for kids - sci-fi RPG.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
age 9+
Solid baseball simulation that might prove too complicated.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
Lesser-known sports showcased with multicultural players.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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