Game Reviews

LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
Skylanders SuperChargers Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun (and expensive) fantasy action game with cartoon combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Disney Infinity: Star Wars Starter Pack (3.0 Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Third take on creative/adventure title shines bright.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, 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)
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)
Skylanders: Trap Team Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Awesome toy-driven adventure lets you turn villains good.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: 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)
Abyss Odyssey Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Unusual folklore-based fantasy has violence, mild nudity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
Child of Light Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Original, accessible, fun RPG stars lots of strong females.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Lego The Hobbit Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Halo: Spartan Assault Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
So-so top-down sci-fi shooter has constant gun battles.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Mild cartoon violence aplenty in TV tie-in game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Need for Speed Rivals Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Race as or against the police in this arcade driving game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Ben 10 Omniverse 2 Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
TV-show-based combat game without blood or gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)

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