Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
First-person history adventure asks kids to choose sides.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 6+
 
Adopt a puppy and kitten together for twice the fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Cute puppies and fun ways to play make this a good pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 13+
 
Deep fantasy role-playing with elegant action sequences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 14+
 
Exciting action series now mobile but still violent.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Exciting sci-fi adventure with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun sim game lets girls care for and train their own horse.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Play as an MIB agent in mediocre arcade shooter.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple platform puzzler lets kids play with animal stars.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Girls can ride, care for horses; game missing many features.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Sim emphasizes positive social interactions and happiness.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Historical game lets kids play with famous leaders.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Sweet party with famous kitty brings learning and fun.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
High-adrenaline adventure packed with blood, sex, and drugs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Compelling but gory adventure for mature mystery lovers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)

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