Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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age 9+
 
LEARNING
Deep, detailed baseball game among best for sports fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle adventure with compelling themes, good conundrums.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Standard LEGO yarn with an equal mix of combat and puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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age 11+
 
LEARNING
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
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age 9+
 
LEARNING
Still the best baseball game around, with many modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Challenging turn-based strategy game with skeleton warriors.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Vast world, fun superhero characters that finally talk!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)