Game Reviews

age 7+
 
LEARNING
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Pony adventure is more so-so than magical.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
This deep sea dive is teeming with fish and education.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2012)
age 12+
 
Lighter-toned LOTR has nice co-op gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Dark themes handled with a light touch in this 6th game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 4+
 
Cooperation and fun in a great preschool game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 13+
 
Good movie makes a dull console game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 10+
 
Game falls short of both the film and the book.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 5+
 
Quintet of princesses lead young girls on safe, fun romp.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 10+
 
Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
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age 12+
 
Movie tie-in is about the fighting, not the story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2006)
age 10+
 
Harry Potter weaves magical spells for tweens.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2005)
age 10+
 
Challenging action-adventure game for Potter fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2004)
age 7+
 
Simple, easy game best for younger players.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
age 13+
 
Epic quest takes back seat to violent hunt.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
age 8+
 
First Potter video game is a high-flying romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
age 14+
 
High-intensity play enjoyable for teen LOTR fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)