Game Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEGO-branded portable adventure focuses mostly on combat.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun skateboarding game is loaded with real-world stunts.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Vibrant anime produces appealing, action-packed RPG.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Item-collecting RPG packs mild violence, sexy banter.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Adventure is beautiful, poetic but too simple, repetitive.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sony's pet simulator mixes responsible dog ownership with memorable pet personalities and an adventure that breathes new life into the simulation genre.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Modern update on classic puzzler is a fun, challenging test.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Deep, detailed baseball game among best for sports fans.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dated, clumsy platformer is more frustrating than fun.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
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Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Polished, full-featured retro shooter is unexpectedly gory.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Bawdy, coarse fighter packs fantasy-enhanced punches.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun retro aerial shooter has mild violence, demands skill.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Riveting zombie adventure but definitely not for kids.
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Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)

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