Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sci-fi-themed adventure more about exploration than combat.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Reasonably fun casual game based on Wipeout TV show.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Western play set with pistols, axes, and a focus on combat.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Anthropomorphic cars tow, build, race, and fight each other.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative Disney adventure lets kids build own games.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fabulous Agatha Christie-style mystery for teens and up.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Bloody, gory sci-fi action sequel, now with co-op support.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Entertaining collection of activities gets kids moving.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Extremely violent game about being a cold-blooded assassin.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Master Chief returns in sci-fi battle that's more violent.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular dance game with a Magic Kingdom twist -- for kids.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Built from the ground up to use Kinect, this dance game delivers the beat for solo or group play while teaching players how to perform famous dances from the past 40 years.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)

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