Game Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A thought-provoking, moving, and educational experience about the horrors of war and the power of friendship and courage during World War I.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, independent female characters take the lead in this beautiful RPG that's fun for girls, boys, and grown-ups.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mediocre, overpriced collection of minigames for Xbox One.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun fitness dancing game not very original.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With the new ability to swap parts of the toys to affect characters' abilities, this sequel adds an exciting element to the popular franchise.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dance to today's and yesterday's songs for fun and fitness.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids play math games with their favorite Disney mouse.
csm_game
Platforms: MobiGo, MobiGo 2
(2010)