Game Reviews

csm_game
age 18+
 
Not all winners, but this ‘Rare’ collection rocks.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Point-&-click tale has deep story, some frustrating puzzles.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Stylish action marred by odd controls, design choices.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 5+
 
Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 5+
 
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Charming fantasy platformer is more fun with a friend.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Big red dog's reading game light on activities.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Mild cartoon violence aplenty in TV tie-in game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Girl-focused Lego game filled with fun, safe activities.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 17+
 
Smartly written adventure immersed in adult themes, content.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)

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