Game Reviews

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)
age 10+
 
Licensed expansion pales in comparison to stellar original.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Good premise that ultimately fails in execution.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Challenging motorcycle racer is realistic but lacks depth.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Fun Euro racing sim provides authentic driving experience.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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)
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)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Poor car-combat game with light overtones of discrimination.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative driving game with something for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Anthropomorphic cars tow, build, race, and fight each other.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Creative Disney adventure lets kids build own games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Buggy, unimaginative race game where you're a car thief.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Competent racer depicts car crashes with no consequences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Quirky and entertaining racer filled with silly powerups.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Cops vs. street racers challenge rewards recklessness.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Deep, compelling car game glamorizes illicit street racing.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)

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