Game Reviews

age 8+
LEARNING
Intriguing indie game combines music with puzzle-solving.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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age 12+
Dance/fitness series makes big improvements but teen music.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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age 13+
Musical variety, but questionable controls make a mixed bag.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 8+
TV-based Kinect game lets kids stage their own music videos.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 6+
LEARNING
Cool animation teaching, but kids' art gets lost in shuffle.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
age 6+
Hodgepodge of physical Kinect games makes families giggle.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 10+
Dance game makes staying healthy feel like a party.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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age 13+
LEARNING
Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.
Platforms: Google+
(2012)
age 13+
LEARNING
Movie/book spin-off emphasizes survival and building.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun physics-based puzzler about flinging blobs of paint.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 3+
LEARNING
Making music with Elmo and Abby is educational and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 4+
LEARNING
Sweet party with famous kitty brings learning and fun.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2012)
age 8+
LEARNING
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Energetic dance fitness game with mildly suggestive lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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age 18+
Extremely violent puzzler intrigues with gunfire, mystery.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
age 5+
LEARNING
Dance with a Guppy or an Umizoomi for fitness and fun.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Tween rhythm game based on TV show is fun but short.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 15+
LEARNING
Fun, vigorous movement, with sexy lyrics and dance moves.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 10+
LEARNING
Active game more about dancing than exercise routines.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)

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