Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A thought-provoking, moving, and educational experience about the horrors of war and the power of friendship and courage during World War I.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, independent female characters take the lead in this beautiful RPG that's fun for girls, boys, and grown-ups.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fun interactive game uses augmented reality to make dinosaurs come alive and appear to be roaming your living room.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With the new ability to swap parts of the toys to affect characters' abilities, this sequel adds an exciting element to the popular franchise.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With minimal physical character detail, this game is able to weave a deep and meaningful tale about friendship.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With five different princess adventures and great help built in, this is a perfect game to teach young girls how to play video games.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
An unstructured experience of beauty, originality, and emotion that's as powerful as a beautifully written poem.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Inventive puzzles about changing physics provide delightful brainteasers.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will shake, jump, and tilt while playing games that teach them about music.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
SSX
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Become an extreme sports star from the comfort of your home as you snowboard down death-defying peaks.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Carmen Sandiego engages kids to use math to solve a mystery in this downloadable Wii game.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Spectacular looking, this side-scrolling puzzler offers varied gameplay and the ability to play with friends.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Relive what it was like to travel west in a wagon train in the 1840s.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Video game zaniness combines with real world sports competition to create gold medal fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Upbeat mini-games for the whole family to enjoy.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Two classic, artsy games stand the test of time when remastered.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
The Muppets make exercising and learning about healthy lifestyles fun for preschoolers.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Play as or against your favorite MLB team in game modes that promote teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
"Gleeks" will get a kick out of singing alongside their favorite characters and watching videos from the show.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
Even more fun when played by two, this game gives slower players a leg up if they need one.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)

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