Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
Point-&-click tale has deep story, some frustrating puzzles.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Mystery adaptation tests deductive skills but is too brief.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
Creative adventure full of puzzles and laughs.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Stylish action marred by odd controls, design choices.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 8+
 
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Wacky soccer game seems easy, but chaotic play is tricky.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Mermaid math is cute and fun but not magical.
Platforms: LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Dark, violent, morally ambiguous adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 15+
 
Realistic-looking detective adventure has mature themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Movie-based games amuse; light on learning content, fun.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Superhero science-tech adventure really soars.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Mild confusion of facts, fiction won't sink ocean adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Strange but fun game mixes aquatic tactics and role-playing.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 10+
 
Confusing, dull adventure wastes sleuth's detective skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Big red dog's reading game light on activities.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic mystery set in Scotland has terrorist theme.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)

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