Game Reviews

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
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)
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)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(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
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
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Blends fitness and dancing with kid-friendly choreography.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, 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
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(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)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sci-fi-themed adventure more about exploration than combat.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Get kids going with family-friendly dances and songs.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(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
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Milestone 25th Madden game drops the ball on innovation.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)

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