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 9+
 
LEARNING
Brilliant, beautiful platform adventure with a lovable hero.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Challenging motorcycle racer is realistic but lacks depth.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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)
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)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Unusual folklore-based fantasy has violence, mild nudity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Mediocre role-playing game with violence, blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(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)

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