Game Reviews

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun, safe tennis game good for social play but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
Ride Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
N++ Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Challenging, minimalist platformer with stylized violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Long-running golf series reboot sorely lacking content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
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)
Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Mario Party 10 Game Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
TV-based motion-sensing game loaded with cartoon hijinks.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Mario Kart 8 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
Trials Fusion Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun but hard platformer likely to frustrate younger players.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
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)
Dr. Luigi Game Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Tetris-like puzzler is great for kids of varying ability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Barbie Dreamhouse Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Middling but kid-safe sports game with some tricky controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Warframe Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Combat-heavy sci-fi war game with violence but no gore.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2013)
Wii Party U Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)

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