Game Reviews

csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Short puzzler tasks players to program robots, fix factory.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Safe but mediocre puzzler maintains the series' status quo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids empowered to create own content in clever adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Pokemon drawing app teaches techniques; great instruction.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Become a wizardly conductor in music game; some iffy lyrics.
Platforms: 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 9+
 
LEARNING
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Super sequel soars in creativity, falls flat in adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Bloody co-op indie RPG is ambitious, raises tough questions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
csm_game
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Defeat enemies with your newly learned programming skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(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 13+
 
LEARNING
Creative free-to-play brawler laced with in-game purchases.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun collection of games designed to keep you fit.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun racer for players with a yen for speed and variety.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)

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