Game Reviews

age 18+
 
Action game set in Tolkien's fantasy world is ultraviolent.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 14+
 
Good brawler doesn't knock out its competition.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 16+
 
Role-playing game focuses on combat, but story falls flat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Wall-crawling, web-slinging fun, with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Space action game is hard to navigate, has mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fun rhythm game with great music and a bit of mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 14+
 
RPG has strong story but mature content and weak gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
age 13+
 
Deep fighting game has arcade violence, safety concerns.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
More features would improve solid but mildly violent game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Beautiful space epic is less violent than other shooters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Clever nonviolent puzzle crossover is fun, smart play.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 15+
 
Complex but fun, action-packed RPG stresses player choice.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Entertaining yet violent parody of Cold War-era threats.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 17+
 
Violent but mediocre RPG has iffy comments about women.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 18+
 
Fantasy game focused on morality is violent and bloody.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Beautifully odd puzzle journey requires patience, tenacity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
 
Updated remix massively expands popular fighting franchise.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)

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