Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Sci-fi-themed adventure more about exploration than combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Reasonably fun casual game based on Wipeout TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(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 10+
 
LEARNING
Train dragons, learn science in top-notch MMO for kids.
Platforms: Facebook, Google+, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Disappointing collection of solo and multiplayer games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Karaoke and dance party game features wide range of music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.
Platforms: Google+
(2012)