Game Reviews

age 13+
 
LEARNING
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Simple collection of fantasy mini-games based on the film.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Fun Euro racing sim provides authentic driving experience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 6+
 
Casual baseball reboot is easy to play but stuck in past.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 17+
 
Just-average WWII shooter is violent and bloody.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 16+
 
Supernatural mystery suffers design issues, weak writing.
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 18+
 
Thrilling but very violent, mature high-tech tale.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 18+
 
Bloody but unexpectedly thoughtful shooter revisits WWII.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Clever cartoonish arcade shooter with time travel and dinos.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Clunky action game does disservice to Marvel's wall-crawler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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 12+
 
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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 18+
 
Exceptionally dark and violent war game is joyless, brief.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Manic, violent multiplayer combat game lives up to hype.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Despite loads of fantasy violence, this tough RPG impresses.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 18+
 
Audacious, satirical RPG with mature themes to the extreme.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 18+
 
Players pick good or evil in this mature, combat-heavy RPG.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2014)

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