Game Reviews

Pokemon Conquest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Strategy-based battle game breathes new life to series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Major League Baseball 2K12 Game Poster Image
age 9+
Average baseball simulation takes a step back in controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
Fossil Fighters: Champions Game Poster Image
age 7+
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
SpongeBob’s Skate and Surf Roadtrip Game Poster Image
age 7+
Simple Kinect-enabled boarding game is fun but forgettable.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS
(2011)
Monster High: Ghoul Spirit Game Poster Image
age 8+
Themed game is varied and interesting, if a bit shallow.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun farming on the go with storyline about feuds.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Nicktoons MLB Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Fun baseball mash-up somewhat hampered by control issues.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation Game Poster Image
age 13+
Japanese classic remake lets strangers wirelessly connect.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mildly violent fantasy RPG is fun but not quite flawless.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Game Poster Image
age 10+
Outstanding RPG offers fine role models, great puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Rich characters populate farming game; has combat, too.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush Game Poster Image
age 8+
Clean, simple kids' football sim with a fun story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals Game Poster Image
age 10+
High-quality action RPG with some mild fantasy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
FIFA Soccer 11 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Extraordinary soccer simulation for players of all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2010)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Game Poster Image
age 10+
Accessible RPG with mild violence, safe multiplayer mode.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fabulous baseball game promotes exercise, sportsmanship.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Game Poster Image
age 18+
M-rated DS game that's definitely not for kids - sci-fi RPG.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2010)
Major League Baseball 2K10 Game Poster Image
age 9+
Solid baseball simulation that might prove too complicated.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2010)
Deca Sports DS Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Lesser-known sports showcased with multicultural players.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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