Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A thought-provoking, moving, and educational experience about the horrors of war and the power of friendship and courage during World War I.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, independent female characters take the lead in this beautiful RPG that's fun for girls, boys, and grown-ups.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Built from the ground up to use Kinect, this dance game delivers the beat for solo or group play while teaching players how to perform famous dances from the past 40 years.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids jump into the TV show to learn about animals in this new way of interacting with a Nat Geo show.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
In this Angry Birds-type game, kids move their bodies to direct projectiles to hit goblin-infested castles.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Inventive puzzles about changing physics provide delightful brainteasers.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Exciting over-the-top antics combined with the ability to design your own tracks make this racing game a winner.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
FEZ
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dimension-shifting puzzles make for unique gameplay without any violence.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
SSX
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Become an extreme sports star from the comfort of your home as you snowboard down death-defying peaks.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Spectacular looking, this side-scrolling puzzler offers varied gameplay and the ability to play with friends.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Great fitness game even allows you to virtually run in cities around the world.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
As kids play with virtual puppies, they learn about math and emotions.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, Leapster Explorer
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
More positive messages than you thought you could squeeze into one game.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fascinating and funny game with decidedly unusual cowboy/puppet show premise.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Play in a magical world of colors and sounds in this imaginative Kinect game.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Play as or against your favorite MLB team in game modes that promote teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
The first game that delivers a comprehensive rap experience is edgy, but also authentic for fans of the genre.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Bloody and brutal, this detective-style strategy game will appeal to older teens who love a good (but gruesome) mystery.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
(2010)

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