Game Reviews

Fossil Fighters: Champions Game Poster Image
age 7+
Pokemon-ish sequel makes dinosaur-hunting less repetitive.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
Jurassic Park: The Game Game Poster Image
age 14+
Disappointing dino adventure has blood and scares.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Street Fighter X Tekken Game Poster Image
age 14+
Two brawler series fuse into one game; violent but no blood.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Dead or Alive 5 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
LEARNING
Fast-fighting game with violence and sexual overtones.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Kinect Party Game Poster Image
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age 7+
LEARNING
Entertaining collection of activities gets kids moving.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Fluidity: Spin Cycle Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, downloadable 3DS puzzler lets kids play with physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: The Magic School Bus: Dinosaurs Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Learn how to "be" a dinosaur on the Magic School Bus.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
Fossil Forensics Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fossil-based game spurs evolution conversations, questions.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney Doc McStuffins Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, augmented-reality edutainment filled with cool facts.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Yoshi's New Island Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Innocuous, moderately fun platformer stars Mario’s dino bud.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Lego Minifigures Online Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 13+
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Fossil Fighters Frontier Game Poster Image
age 8+
Latest installment delivers dino battling, racing fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Lego Jurassic World Game Poster Image
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)
Pokkén Tournament Game Poster Image
age 11+
Deep, demanding play brings fighting twist to monster game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun but repetitive collection of summer sports games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Monster Hunter Generations Game Poster Image
age 14+
Tough, deep adventure is monstrously fun for adventure fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)