Game Reviews

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
The Witch and the Hundred Knight Game Poster Image
age 14+
Lackluster action RPG has potentially offensive content.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
Putty Squad Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Dated, clumsy platformer is more frustrating than fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
Lego The Hobbit Game Poster Image
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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)
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Game Poster Image
age 15+
Bawdy, coarse fighter packs fantasy-enhanced punches.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Game Poster Image
age 18+
Exceptionally dark and violent war game is joyless, brief.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
Luftrausers Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun retro aerial shooter has mild violence, demands skill.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
Dark Souls II Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Despite loads of fantasy violence, this tough RPG impresses.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Compelling mix of popular online world and card gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2014)
South Park: The Stick of Truth Game Poster Image
age 18+
Audacious, satirical RPG with mature themes to the extreme.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
Thief Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Hard stealth game stars thieving antihero on a dark journey.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Game Poster Image
age 18+
Graphic violence and nudity make this an adults-only game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
Strider Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced action title has nice graphics, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
The Last of Us: Left Behind Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent action in phenomenal, emotional tale of two girls.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Mediocre role-playing game with violence, blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
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)
Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
The Walking Dead: Season Two Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Riveting zombie adventure but definitely not for kids.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)

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