Game Reviews

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)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Fun drilling adventure with mild violence ends too quickly.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 11+
 
LEARNING
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
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age 11+
 
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Sci-fi racer delivers high-octane thrills, fantasy violence.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Average arcade racer is full of car wrecks and weapons.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Cops vs. street racers challenge rewards recklessness.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fusing action, humor, and planet-hopping in a fun romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Challenging turn-based strategy game with skeleton warriors.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Quirky and fun gravity-shifting game has strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cross-platform brawler stars hodgepodge of game characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle adventure with compelling themes, good conundrums.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
 
Item-collecting RPG packs mild violence, sexy banter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, 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)
age 13+
 
Vibrant anime produces appealing, action-packed RPG.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Entertaining yet violent parody of Cold War-era threats.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 13+
 
Lighthearted, positive-friendship RPG is combat-heavy.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)

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