Game Reviews

AGE
2
QUALITY
 
A plush doll that talks about you.
csm_game
Platforms: My Own Learning Leap
(2004)
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.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dance to today's and yesterday's songs for fun and fitness.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(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)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun action/adventure for kids has lots of cartoon violence.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Combat-heavy sci-fi war game with violence but no gore.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Simple arcade shooter with light sci-fi violence, no blood.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Pro basketball simulation needs more time in the virtual gym
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Race as or against the police in this arcade driving game.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Puzzle adventure with compelling themes, good conundrums.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(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)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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)
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)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Dated, clumsy platformer is more frustrating than fun.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cryptic story hinders cyberpunk RPG.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Smartly written adventure immersed in adult themes, content.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)

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