Game Reviews

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Game Poster Image
age 10+
Farm sim is a bumper crop of repetition and frustration.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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Rune Factory 4 Special Game Poster Image
age 13+
Farming and monster fighting combine for fantasy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Pode Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful co-op tale of friendship and teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Game Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, safe tennis game good for social play but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Yo-Kai Watch Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Ride Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Authentic racing sim conveys speed but is visually bland.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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LeapFrog PAW Patrol Imagicard Learning Game Game Poster Image
age 3+
Popular pups teach math along with community responsibility.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2015)
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Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
age 10+
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)
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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Mario Party 10 Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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F1 2014 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Transformers Universe Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fast-paced robot war game has privacy issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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Mario Kart 8 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Trials Fusion Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Disney Magical World Game Poster Image
age 6+
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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The LEGO Movie Videogame Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, imaginative adventure promotes independent thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
age 10+
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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Barbie Dreamhouse Party Game Poster Image
age 8+
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Wii Party U Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Hello Kitty: Sweet Little Shops Game Poster Image
age 5+
This smart cat engages kids in math to help her friends.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
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