Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
Dated, clumsy platformer is more frustrating than fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(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)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Polished, full-featured retro shooter is unexpectedly gory.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
age 15+
 
Bawdy, coarse fighter packs fantasy-enhanced punches.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 18+
 
Exceptionally dark and violent war game is joyless, brief.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun retro aerial shooter has mild violence, demands skill.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(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)
age 18+
 
Graphic violence and nudity make this an adults-only game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Hard stealth game stars thieving antihero on a dark journey.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Fast-paced action title has nice graphics, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Mediocre role-playing game with violence, blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Enhanced version of mature, violent adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)

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