Game Reviews

age 8+
 
Campy sibling fight frustrates, pleases with juvenile humor.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cross-genre tactics game has Dungeons & Dragons charm.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, commercialized movie game takes kids on dino adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Tactical action offers more customization, weak graphics.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
age 13+
 
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 18+
 
Mature crime adventure spoiled by technical flaws.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
Fun, engaging adventure despite fantasy violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2015)
age 9+
 
Fun, engaging collection of retro Nintendo classics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Complex strategy game has captivating play, edgy content.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Innocuous, moderately fun platformer stars Mario’s dino bud.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mild cartoon violence aplenty in TV tie-in game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, augmented-reality edutainment filled with cool facts.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fossil focused science game leaves too much hidden.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
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age 15+
 
LEARNING
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)

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