Game Reviews

csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Physics puzzler has a great heroine but feels incomplete.
Platforms: 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+
 
LEARNING
Short puzzler tasks players to program robots, fix factory.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Dark cyberthriller poses serious moral questions.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 15+
 
Expansion has familiar sci-fi battles, new maps, missions.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Maddeningly difficult adventure with strong role models.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
age 17+
 
Fun sci-fi tactical game feels streamlined, gets repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun recreations of classic pinball games.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One, iPhone, iPod
(2015)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Very tough, old-school sci-fi shooter with flawed gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Turn-based strategy explores space colonization, warfare.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Challenging puzzler tests players in clever robot adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
age 12+
 
Horror adventure shooter fires more than a few blanks.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Micromanaging play adds little to average strategy title.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Side-scroller with mild blood revels in old-school action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 8+
 
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 18+
 
Surprisingly bloody, violent RPG with sexual themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
age 13+
 
Stylish action marred by odd controls, design choices.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 18+
 
Thought-provoking adventure set in parallel worlds.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Tame bloodless shooter bores, is poorly designed.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
age 13+
 
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)

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