Game Reviews

The Beatles: Rock Band Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Amazing band simulator features the biggest group. Ever.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2009)
Play Catan Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
Minecraft Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
World of Tanks Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Tank game promotes teamwork, competition, in-game extras.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
Portal 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Dead Island Game Poster Image
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age 18+
LEARNING
Ambitious zombie game loaded with violence, mature themes.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2011)
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Tropico 4 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
Disney Universe Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Good multiplayer co-op has a surprising amount of violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Game Poster Image
age 16+
LEARNING
Well-made but bloody overhaul of classic alien shooter.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
National Geographic Challenge Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Game show/board game is a blast -- but questions are tough!
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
Trine 2 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Highly physical game can be both fun and frustrating.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Armored Core V Game Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Run 'n' gun in mechanized suit; primarily for existing fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
Kinect Star Wars Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
For sci-fi fans it's fun and physical but inconsistent.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Dragon's Dogma Game Poster Image
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age 18+
LEARNING
Mature role-playing adventure with action, blood, and gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Lifelike third-person military shooter has bloody combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Men in Black: Alien Crisis Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Play as an MIB agent in mediocre arcade shooter.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Madagascar 3: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Simple platform puzzler lets kids play with animal stars.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)

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