Game Reviews

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun, safe tennis game good for social play but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Yo-Kai Watch Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Lego Dimensions Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Gravity Ghost Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Disney Magical World Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Classic RPG bundle hasn’t aged a bit; great value for teens.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Mediocre role-playing game with violence, blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Doc McStuffins Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
VTech InnoTab Software - Doc McStuffins Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Play along as Doc entertains and heals her toy friends.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2013)
Wii Party U Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Lots of group fun encapsulated in 80+ mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Total War: Rome II Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Compelling war strategy game combines brains with brawn.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Sesame Street: Solve It with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0! Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Science learning with Super Grover 2.0 is fun and silly.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Hello Kitty: Sweet Little Shops Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
This smart cat engages kids in math to help her friends.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
The Smurfs 2 Game Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Cute cartoon side-scroller, but only for young fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
Dynasty Warriors 8 Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Action-packed tactical sequel for fans of sword fighting.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)

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