Game Reviews

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 12+
 
LEARNING
Captivating puzzle game makes doing brainteasers a blast.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 9+
 
Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 8+
 
Intriguing story has slew of online features.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 10+
 
Ideal for young King of Pop fans who enjoy dancing.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Modern take on older Bond flick, as first-person shooter.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2010)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
The ultimate puzzle game for imagination and creativity.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 9+
 
Frantic sci-fi brawling meets brainy strategy.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 7+
 
Less violent than the console games and heavy on strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Fun mini-games, but website codes as rewards are troubling.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Collect & battle game uses a pedometer to get kids walking.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 9+
 
Fast, furious, fun family-friendly kart racing at its best.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2010)
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age 8+
 
New twist on the match-three puzzle is fun and challenging.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
 
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 13+
 
Ambitious but ultimately disappointing fantasy game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2009)
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age 4+
 
The perfect virtual pet game for preschoolers.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Simplified, no-fail Rock Band with a whimsical story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 13+
 
Deep wrestling simulator has ads, blood, sexy girls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 8+
 
Nothing new, but still a fun dungeon crawler for fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 7+
 
Sports-themed party game is active, educational, and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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