Game Reviews

csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
age 11+
LEARNING
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun (and expensive) fantasy action game with cartoon combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
LEARNING
Third take on creative/adventure title shines bright.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Long-running golf series reboot sorely lacking content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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 14+
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 14+
LEARNING
Epic game of tactics that spans (and spawns) generations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun platformer teaches the importance of rhythm.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 7+
LEARNING
Family-friendly party game promotes socializing, exercise.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)

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