Game Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Challenging motorcycle racer is realistic but lacks depth.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Hoops sim makes upgrades but still needs more time in gym.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific strategic tower defense game has mild violence.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A thought-provoking, moving, and educational experience about the horrors of war and the power of friendship and courage during World War I.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, independent female characters take the lead in this beautiful RPG that's fun for girls, boys, and grown-ups.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mediocre, overpriced collection of minigames for Xbox One.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)

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