Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fabulous Agatha Christie-style mystery for teens and up.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, vigorous movement, with sexy lyrics and dance moves.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Built from the ground up to use Kinect, this dance game delivers the beat for solo or group play while teaching players how to perform famous dances from the past 40 years.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Energetic dance fitness game with mildly suggestive lyrics.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Math-based adventures well-suited to preschoolers.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
As kids learn how to build their own amusement park, they also learn how to play a simulation.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
There's so much to count at the carnival -- and it's so much more fun to do it with Big Bird and Cookie Monster!
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Strong educational content; decent entertainment value.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Variety and fun in perfect preschool adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent art sim lets players' creative sides flourish.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
In-depth fashion game is also a good business simulation.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fine but somewhat repetitive preschool TV show game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Amazing band simulator features the biggest group. Ever.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)

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