Game Reviews

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)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Movie-based platformer misses opportunity to be great.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Math-based adventures well-suited to preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 13+
 
Fight as two different web-slingers in time-travel romp.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Moral choice aspect is overshadowed by lots of brawling.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Battling monsters is strategic rather than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
New twist on sidescrolling action games with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 8+
 
Kids may get frustrated by tough, unforgiving gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 13+
 
Fun, action-packed superhero game complements movie release.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 9+
 
Colorful superhero action with a great sense of humor.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 9+
 
Fun -- and funny -- superhero action game keeps it light.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
One of the better Spider-Man video games in recent memory.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2010)
age 7+
 
Good educational content lost in scary, violent imagery.
Platforms: Leapster 2, Leapster
(2010)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Movie-game with lots of explosions but violence is cartoony.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Loads of fighting with heroes but has funny, spoofy vibe.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 12+
 
Exciting action game where superheroes join forces.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
 
A fun -- albeit predictable -- cartoon adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 13+
 
One of the most violent T-rated games around.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Bland movie-based action game -- awkward controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2008)

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