Game Reviews

age 6+
LEARNING
Charming, melodic, and genre-bending game for kids, adults.
Platforms: Facebook, PlayStation Vita, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2014)
age 15+
Complex but fun, action-packed RPG stresses player choice.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
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age 13+
Entertaining yet violent parody of Cold War-era threats.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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age 17+
Violent but mediocre RPG has iffy comments about women.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 8+
Beautifully odd puzzle journey requires patience, tenacity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 18+
Fantasy game focused on morality is violent and bloody.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 13+
Updated remix massively expands popular fighting franchise.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 10+
Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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age 10+
Retro side-scrolling adventure tests persistence, patience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 10+
Fun skateboarding game is loaded with real-world stunts.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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age 13+
LEARNING
Unusual folklore-based fantasy has violence, mild nudity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 13+
Vibrant anime produces appealing, action-packed RPG.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
Sci-fi mech battles provide limited but well-made gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
age 13+
LEARNING
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
Simple collection of fantasy mini-games based on the film.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 13+
Fun Euro racing sim provides authentic driving experience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 13+
Item-collecting RPG packs mild violence, sexy banter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 6+
Casual baseball reboot is easy to play but stuck in past.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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