Game Reviews

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Imaginative adventure game lets players build vehicles.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2008)
Kodu Game Lab Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Innovative game creator is powerful but hard to learn.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
Play Catan Game Poster Image
csm_game
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
csm_game
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)
Let's Cheer! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Realistic cheers must be practiced in order to do well.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(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)
FEZ Game Poster Image
csm_game
FEZ
age 9+
LEARNING
Indie game wonder is a fountain of brain-stretching ideas.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Battleship Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
LEARNING
Lackluster action game with some tactical elements.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
DiRT Showdown Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Offroad racing and bumper-busting fun with no consequences.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
London 2012 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Average Olympics sim might get kids off the couch.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Web-slinging comic book adventure has some violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
NCAA Football 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
College football sim adds Heisman winners to the mix.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Amusing collection of mini-games for two-player fun.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Fun remake, but unrealistically portrays injuries.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
miCoach Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Diverse, enjoyable workout game with heavy Adidas branding.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Madden NFL 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun football sim gets facelift and expands ways to play.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
NBA Baller Beats Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Rhythm game about dribbling a real basketball to music.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
NHL 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fast, fun, and realistic hockey game shoots and scores.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Feature-rich fighting contest is violent, with mild blood.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)

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