Game Reviews

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.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With five different princess adventures and great help built in, this is a perfect game to teach young girls how to play video games.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will shake, jump, and tilt while playing games that teach them about music.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Carmen Sandiego engages kids to use math to solve a mystery in this downloadable Wii game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Relive what it was like to travel west in a wagon train in the 1840s.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Video game zaniness combines with real world sports competition to create gold medal fun.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The Muppets make exercising and learning about healthy lifestyles fun for preschoolers.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Play as or against your favorite MLB team in game modes that promote teamwork.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Gleeks" will get a kick out of singing alongside their favorite characters and watching videos from the show.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Even more fun when played by two, this game gives slower players a leg up if they need one.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With simple-to-use controls, these educational mini-games help reinforce reading and letter concepts for preschoolers.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
There's so much to count at the carnival -- and it's so much more fun to do it with Big Bird and Cookie Monster!
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Kids (and their parents) looking for an enjoyable, not-too-daunting experience will get a major treat from this game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
The first game that delivers a comprehensive rap experience is edgy, but also authentic for fans of the genre.
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Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Add a little mystery to your next family game night with this challenging, Clue-style "whodunit" everyone can play.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
A mix of combat, aerial acrobatics, side-scrolling platforming, and racing -- all wrapped in a surreal, colorful world.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Kids take to the friendly skies in this flight sim where players progress by completing fun and challenging missions.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Based on a popular book, this game promotes a you-go-girl message through fun and wholesome activities for young girls.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
For kids who love -- really, really love -- ponies, this virtual pet sim is an outstanding game.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Role play the do-good quest of a Wanderer in ancient Japan, with many challenges and much amazing culture to absorb.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)

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