Game Reviews

age 18+
 
Violent sci-fi "greatest hits" bundle loaded with features.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
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age 12+
 
One of gaming's all-time greats gets a fresh coat of paint.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 18+
 
Bloody co-op shooter pits human hunters against monsters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 18+
 
A ridiculous, ribald action game full of mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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)
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age 15+
 
Beautiful space epic is less violent than other shooters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 16+
 
Dialogue-based adventure has strong language, bloody combat.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Fun recreations of classic pinball games.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One, iPhone, iPod
(2015)
age 14+
 
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 15+
 
Expansion has familiar sci-fi battles, new maps, missions.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Manic, violent multiplayer combat game lives up to hype.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 18+
 
Movie-based action horror game is soaked in gory violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
So-so top-down sci-fi shooter has constant gun battles.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Fast-paced action title has nice graphics, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Space action game is hard to navigate, has mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
Frenetic, funny, but often confusing action-puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Far from perfect, but a fun way to get kids exercising.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Solid puzzler hampered by sophmoric humor, bad controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)

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