Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Fun little party romp best enjoyed in a group of friends.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Girl-focused Lego game filled with fun, safe activities.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Bloody, gory demon-hunting computer game now on consoles.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Over-the-top alien bloodfest for mature audiences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Cute town sim about friendship and spending virtual money.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Lifeless party game with mild cartoon shenanigans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Become the monster to battle and explore in dungeon crawler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Creative kart racer lets kids set their imagination loose.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)

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