Game Reviews

age 13+
LEARNING
Augmented reality horror game fascinates but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun sim game lets girls care for and train their own horse.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Frenetic action with constant but mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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age 10+
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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age 9+
LEARNING
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 18+
Violent, carnage-filled survival horror game with zombies.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2012)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Engaging and affordable puzzler, with great replay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 10+
Puzzler similar to Professor Layton but with mild combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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age 9+
LEARNING
Classic history game now fun on Wii and 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 10+
Simple movie game with likable hero, cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2011)
age 7+
Put your face in the race, and zip your way to a win.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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age 6+
A few innovations, but mostly the same (really fun) racer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
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age 14+
Disappointing adventure game based on the hit TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2011)
age 7+
Dueling mascot game franchise scores a gold with this entry.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 13+
Police-dodging street racing game sends the wrong message.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2011)
age 8+
LEARNING
Feels more like a game than a cooking sim, with nice menu.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 7+
Mediocre racing game features Shrek, Donkey, and friends.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 7+
LEARNING
Newest Mario game continues the platforming magic.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 6+
Movie-based game retells story, along with music and rhythm.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2011)

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