Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
Point-&-click tale has deep story, some frustrating puzzles.
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 14+
 
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Stylish action marred by odd controls, design choices.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 5+
 
Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Innocuous, moderately fun platformer stars Mario’s dino bud.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(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)
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 10+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
age 4+
 
There's no hidden swan in this weak mini-game collection.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fairy-tale-themed puzzle game favors strategy over speed.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)

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