Game Reviews

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun, safe tennis game good for social play but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Skylanders: Trap Team Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
FIFA 15 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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)
Squids Odyssey Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Strange but fun game mixes aquatic tactics and role-playing.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
Mario Kart 8 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
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)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun but hard platformer likely to frustrate younger players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Middling but kid-safe sports game with some tricky controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Ben 10 Omniverse 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
TV-show-based combat game without blood or gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Batman: Arkham Origins Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Fun and intense Caped Crusader romp lacks ingenuity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
Wipeout: Create & Crash Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Reasonably fun casual game based on Wipeout TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
We Sing 80s Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Decent karaoke game has a few flat notes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2013)
Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
The Smurfs 2 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 7+
LEARNING
Cute cartoon side-scroller, but only for young fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
New Super Luigi U Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Challenging platformer may be frustrating for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Combative Dark Knight game has some blood and death.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
Sing Party Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Karaoke and dance party game features wide range of music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
Rabbids Land Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Zany, cartoonish mini-games with some mild bathroom humor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
ESPN Sports Connection Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Modest collection of sports games is more fun with others.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)

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