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)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Rich, epic, historical action game with very mature themes.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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
Kids steer exotic cars around tracks -- with open chat.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
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)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, independent female characters take the lead in this beautiful RPG that's fun for girls, boys, and grown-ups.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A thought-provoking, moving, and educational experience about the horrors of war and the power of friendship and courage during World War I.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
One of gaming's all-time greats gets a fresh coat of paint.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Stellar pro hoops franchise slam-dunks with added modes.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Violent sci-fi "greatest hits" bundle loaded with features.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Epic fantasy RPG has sex, language, and bloody battles.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, 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
3
QUALITY
 
Fun and interactive preschool learning.
csm_game
Platforms: My First LeapPad
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)

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