Game Reviews

csm_game
age 14+
 
Strategic game with compelling story, memorable characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 14+
 
Horror adventure with strong heroine but lackluster puzzles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun drilling adventure with mild violence ends too quickly.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Tricky controls, high difficulty mar unique defense game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Scary, bloody zombie action game shambles into repetition.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fun, challenging side-scrolling fantasy adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 15+
 
Expansion has familiar sci-fi battles, new maps, missions.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Novelty, interest wane quickly in colorful arcade game.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Maddeningly difficult adventure with strong role models.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun, wildly inventive take on arcade machines.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 18+
 
Flawed but fun World War II shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Very tough, old-school sci-fi shooter with flawed gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 14+
 
An impressive upgrade to the notoriously tough action RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Brilliant, beautiful platform adventure with a lovable hero.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 14+
 
Disappointing horror game is bloody, unscary, and confusing.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
age 8+
 
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)

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