Game Reviews

age 13+
 
Dull shooter fails to capture the magic of Rowling's story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 5+
 
Adorable toy-based game is well-designed for young players.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 13+
 
Unexciting fantasy shooter uses magic in place of bullets.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 8+
 
TV spin-off's smart controls make casting spells easy.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 12+
 
Lighter-toned LOTR has nice co-op gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 11+
 
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Dark themes handled with a light touch in this 6th game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 10+
 
Real time used in wizard sim; shows consequences of gossip.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Game falls short of both the film and the book.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 10+
 
Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2007)