Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Music game struggles on high notes with depth, complexity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 10+
 
LEARNING
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, balanced puzzler with StreetPass features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Role-play with some fantasy violence demands much time.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Moderately violent courtroom drama with positive role model.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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)
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 13+
 
LEARNING
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Deep, detailed baseball game among best for sports fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fresh, forgiving Kirby platformer's levels ramp up smoothly.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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