Game Reviews

age 4+
 
There's no hidden swan in this weak mini-game collection.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 8+
 
A fun, colorful game that doubles as an ad for a website.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Western play set with pistols, axes, and a focus on combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Anthropomorphic cars tow, build, race, and fight each other.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Creative Disney adventure lets kids build own games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Fun side-scrolling adventure captures spirit of TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Eclectic and engaging RPG with light, cartoonish action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Facebook genetic puzzle game helps real-world science.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fairy-tale-themed puzzle game favors strategy over speed.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Kids explore, collect artifacts in hidden-object game.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Train dragons, learn science in top-notch MMO for kids.
Platforms: Facebook, Google+, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Loot-focused exploration game with mild monster combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Simple space shooter doesn't have staying power, depth.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Bloodless war game can be exciting, boring at same time.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Limited story, forced purchases hamper kid-friendly MMO.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Standard LEGO yarn with an equal mix of combat and puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Cute town sim about friendship and spending virtual money.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)

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