Game Reviews

My Own Learning Leap Game Poster Image
age 2+
A plush doll that talks about you.
Platforms: My Own Learning Leap
(2004)
Skylanders: Swap Force Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Excellent action romp tied to fun toy figures.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
FIFA 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
NBA 2K14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
Zumba Fitness World Party Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Fun fitness dancing game not very original.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2013)
NBA Live 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Pro basketball simulation needs more time in the virtual gym
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4
(2013)
Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Fighter Within Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
Buggy, disappointing brawler will get your heart pumping.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
Forza Motorsport 5 Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Kids steer exotic cars around tracks -- with open chat.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
Peggle 2 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 7+
LEARNING
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
Need for Speed Rivals Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Race as or against the police in this arcade driving game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)
Powerstar Golf Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Unremarkable, cartoonish golf sim pushes in-game purchases.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
Halo: Spartan Assault Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
So-so top-down sci-fi shooter has constant gun battles.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Crimson Dragon Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Uninspired fantasy game filled with fiery dragon battles.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
LocoCycle Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Poor car-combat game with light overtones of discrimination.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Lego The Hobbit Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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