Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
TV-based motion-sensing game loaded with cartoon hijinks.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced robot war game has privacy issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Defeat enemies with your newly learned programming skills.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Thought-provoking final chapter of ghostly retro adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, 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
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
So-so top-down sci-fi shooter has constant gun battles.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Play the role of a news producer in ESPN-like broadcast sim.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Unremarkable, cartoonish golf sim pushes in-game purchases.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Uninspired fantasy game filled with fiery dragon battles.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Combat-heavy sci-fi war game with violence but no gore.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This Nancy Drew mystery is a high point in a series that's already full of fantastic titles. It's got it all: a great story, challenging puzzles, and a terrific setting.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Over-the-top alien bloodfest for mature audiences.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids learn environmental consciousness in this MMOG.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)

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