Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Entertaining yet violent parody of Cold War-era threats.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Beautifully odd puzzle journey requires patience, tenacity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Inventive and challenging puzzler has quirky humor.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun, spooky, puzzle-based clone adventure set in space.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Retro side-scrolling adventure tests persistence, patience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun skateboarding game is loaded with real-world stunts.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 16+
 
Repetitive gore-fest is heavy on action, light on all else.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Violent, lurid on-rails shooter with poor controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(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 14+
 
UFC's complex moves, thin career mode need more training.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Adventure is beautiful, poetic but too simple, repetitive.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(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+
 
LEARNING
Cryptic story hinders cyberpunk RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)

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