Game Reviews

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+
 
Well-made sliding puzzle stuck with repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Innocuous, moderately fun platformer stars Mario’s dino bud.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Science learning with Super Grover 2.0 is fun and silly.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Learn how to "be" a dinosaur on the Magic School Bus.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, downloadable 3DS puzzler lets kids play with physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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age 7+
 
LEARNING
Entertaining collection of activities gets kids moving.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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age 18+
 
LEARNING
Fast-fighting game with violence and sexual overtones.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 14+
 
Two brawler series fuse into one game; violent but no blood.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 14+
 
Disappointing dino adventure has blood and scares.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 7+
 
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)