Game Reviews

Ride Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
F1 2014 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, 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)
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)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
Diablo III (Console versions) Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Bloody, gory demon-hunting computer game now on consoles.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
Saints Row IV Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 18+
LEARNING
Over-the-top alien bloodfest for mature audiences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Lego Lord of the Rings Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2012)
LittleBigPlanet Karting Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Creative kart racer lets kids set their imagination loose.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
Sports Champions 2 Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Fun sports compilation promotes healthy movement.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Compelling but gory adventure for mature mystery lovers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Journey Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Beautiful adventure less a game than interactive poetry.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2012)
Madagascar 3: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Simple platform puzzler lets kids play with animal stars.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Max Payne 3 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 18+
LEARNING
Gritty action game overflows with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Battleship Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
LEARNING
Lackluster action game with some tactical elements.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Bloody military shooter with disturbing cinematic moments.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Disney Universe Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Good multiplayer co-op has a surprising amount of violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)

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