Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Physics? Child's play! Watch your drawings gain weight and mass, creating puzzles that teach the principles of physics.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Great puzzler puts kids’ strategy skills to the test.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids can play a wildly creative platformer and then learn how to make their own games.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With minimal physical character detail, this game is able to weave a deep and meaningful tale about friendship.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(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)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Riveting zombie adventure but definitely not for kids.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This indie game is a product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, and it shines for its clever story, interesting characters, and beautiful scenes. 
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(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
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Deep, detailed baseball game among best for sports fans.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Bloody dungeon crawler pits abused boy against crazed mom.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sony's pet simulator mixes responsible dog ownership with memorable pet personalities and an adventure that breathes new life into the simulation genre.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Vast world, fun superhero characters that finally talk!
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)

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