Game Reviews

age 8+
 
Campy sibling fight frustrates, pleases with juvenile humor.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 9+
 
Octopus-out-of-water tale has a lot of gravity, confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Not all winners, but this "Rare" collection rocks.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
age 12+
 
Remake blurs line between nostalgic, outdated.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cross-genre tactics game has Dungeons & Dragons charm.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Short adventure captivates with puzzles, intriguing story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 14+
 
An impressive upgrade to the notoriously tough action RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 13+
 
Tactical action offers more customization, weak graphics.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Bloody co-op shooter pits human hunters against monsters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 7+
 
LEARNING
Short but emotionally powerful story told without words.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
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)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)

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