Game Reviews

csm_game
age 12+
 
Movie tie-in is about the fighting, not the story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2006)
age 10+
 
Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
age 10+
 
Game falls short of both the film and the book.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 13+
 
Good movie makes a dull console game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 13+
 
It could have been a great, but it doesn't seem finished.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, Mac
(2009)
age 10+
 
Dark themes handled with a light touch in this 6th game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 8+
 
Magical adventure is fun, funny, and fantastic.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
age 13+
 
Unexciting fantasy shooter uses magic in place of bullets.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
Dull shooter fails to capture the magic of Rowling's story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Bloody RPG gives new meaning to hardcore game difficulty.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Good multiplayer co-op has a surprising amount of violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
age 18+
 
Simple fantasy RPG with frequent and bloody melee combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2011)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 18+
 
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2011)
age 8+
 
Simple dancing game features fun, cute chipmunk songs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 14+
 
Disappointing dino adventure has blood and scares.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, Mac
(2011)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)

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