Game Reviews

Play Catan Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Trine 2 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Kinect Star Wars Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
For sci-fi fans it's fun and physical but inconsistent.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Brave: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Average movie spin-off has mild but persistent violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
London 2012 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Average Olympics sim might get kids off the couch.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
NCAA Football 13 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
College football sim adds Heisman winners to the mix.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Amusing collection of mini-games for two-player fun.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Fun remake, but unrealistically portrays injuries.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Madden NFL 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun football sim gets facelift and expands ways to play.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Rock Band Blitz Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Downloadable music game delivers simple, rhythmic fun.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
NHL 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fast, fun, and realistic hockey game shoots and scores.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Angry Birds Trilogy Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Puzzle compilation for consoles is fun but too pricey.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Harder to play than FIFA, but still great pitch competition.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
NBA 2K13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Fable: The Journey Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Fun fantasy actioner marred by troublesome motion controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Harry Potter for Kinect Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Relive this epic tale by putting your own face in the game.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Skylanders Giants Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Exciting action adventure with toys scanned into game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2012)
Nickelodeon Dance 2 Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Dance with a Guppy or an Umizoomi for fitness and fun.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2012)

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