Game Reviews

XCOM: Enemy Within Game Poster Image
age 18+
Expansion to a violent and mature strategy sci-fi game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Skulls of the Shogun Game Poster Image
age 12+
Challenging turn-based strategy game with skeleton warriors.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Guardians of Middle-earth Game Poster Image
age 13+
Online multiplayer fantasy game with a focus on fighting.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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History: Legends of War: Patton Game Poster Image
age 13+
World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Game Poster Image
age 18+
Thrilling sci-fi strategy game with violence and gore.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Orcs Must Die! Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Plants vs. Zombies (DS) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Keep the undead at bay the organic way in this fun title.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
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The Penguins of Madagascar Game Poster Image
age 8+
Goofy penguins star in a very smart strategy puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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R.U.S.E. Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Deep war game requires brain as well as (moderate) brawn.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Despicable Me: The Game - Minion Mayhem Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun puzzler may be too challenging for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Game Poster Image
age 17+
Gripping but gruesome mystery, appropriate for older teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy-and-cartoon spinoff provides surprisingly brainy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Learn Chess Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Great chess instructor, but a demanding opponent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Chaotic: Shadow Warriors Game Poster Image
age 12+
Strategy game spin-off of popular trading card game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
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Play Catan Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
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Bakugan Battle Brawlers Game Poster Image
age 8+
Shallow card/strategy game promotes the Bakugan brand.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
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LEGO Battles Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Simple strategy game is competent but uninspired.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Battlestations: Pacific Game Poster Image
age 13+
Massive arcade-like military strategy game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
(2009)
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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Game Poster Image
age 10+
PC strategy game gets retooled for console gaming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS
(2008)
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