Game Reviews

age 10+
 
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Tame bloodless shooter bores, is poorly designed.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
Quirky, role-playing fun has mild violence, lots of laughs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun, engaging collection of retro Nintendo classics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
Frenetic, funny, but often confusing action-puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 11+
 
Terrific handheld transition for classic fighting game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 8+
 
LEGO-branded portable adventure focuses mostly on combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
 
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
One of gaming's all-time greats gets a fresh coat of paint.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One
(2014)
age 7+
 
Family-friendly fantasy tees up fun with appealing mascots.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
TV-show-based combat game without blood or gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Simple, unimaginative action brawler extends the TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Sci-fi-themed adventure more about exploration than combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Reasonably fun casual game based on Wipeout TV show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Simple space shooter doesn't have staying power, depth.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)

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