Game Reviews

Barbie Dreamhouse Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, 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)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Short, cliched movie tie-in rips off Fruit Ninja gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
The Croods: Prehistoric Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Lifeless party game with mild cartoon shenanigans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
Wipeout 3 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Simplistic obstacle course game is glitchy and boring.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
Lego Lord of the Rings Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Action and humor abound in funny rendition of LOTR films.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2012)
Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Winx Club: Magical Fairy Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Dress-up game has both teamwork and unrealistic bodies.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Bratz: Fashion Boutique Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Bratz dress-up game offers more than shopping.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Friends Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Colorful platformer featuring collectible doll characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
NBA 2K13 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Harder to play than FIFA, but still great pitch competition.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Special Edition Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Polished mini-game collection is good fun for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Amusing collection of mini-games for two-player fun.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
Battleship (Wii, DS, 3DS) Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Less violent version of movie-based game uses strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
Dora & Kai-Lan's Pet Shelter Game Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Good pet sim with lots of Nick characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Dora's Cooking Club Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Fantastic, fun math game baked into a cooking sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
Crafting Mama Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
The Daring Game for Girls Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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