Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Enhanced version of mature, violent adventure game.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mild cartoon violence aplenty in TV tie-in game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Rich, epic, historical action game with very mature themes.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sci-fi-themed adventure more about exploration than combat.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Reasonably fun casual game based on Wipeout TV show.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With the new ability to swap parts of the toys to affect characters' abilities, this sequel adds an exciting element to the popular franchise.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Good-looking but hard-to-control soccer simulator.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)

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