Game Reviews

TrackMania Turbo Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, family-friendly arcade racer brings hours of play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Unravel Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Poetic platformer with themes of family, friends, aging.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Ride Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
NBA Live 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Madden NFL 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
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)
Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Project CARS Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Authentic track racer requires precise driving skills.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Pool Nation FX Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Accessible, uninspired pool is a scratch in the side pocket.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
ScreamRide Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
MotoGP 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Challenging motorcycle racer is realistic but lacks depth.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Just Dance 2015 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Updated game doesn't add much but still gets you moving.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
FIFA 15 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee -- New 'n' Tasty Game Poster Image
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)
Trials Fusion Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Enhanced version of mature, violent adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)
Peggle 2 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 7+
LEARNING
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
Dead Rising 3 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 18+
LEARNING
Extremely violent and gory zombie game for mature players.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)

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