Game Reviews

age 13+
LEARNING
Sprawling strategy game with frequent fantasy violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 6+
LEARNING
Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Computer-skills adventure stalled by high difficulty, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
LEARNING
Strategic naval war game promotes teamwork, competition.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 7+
LEARNING
Excellent teaching tool for aspiring artists.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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age 13+
LEARNING
Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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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)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Realistic racer encourages respect but doesn't innovate.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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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)
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age 14+
LEARNING
Defeat enemies with your newly learned programming skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Creative, social racer lets kids learn from fun, risky ride.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)

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