Game Reviews

Stacking Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Brilliant, thoughtful puzzler has a little violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Great Gateway Grab Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Short, fun game has kids practicing fractions and symmetry.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Grand Slam Tennis 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
More realistic tennis sequel straddles arcade and sim.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
The Hunger Games Adventures Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Movie/book spin-off emphasizes survival and building.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Madden NFL 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun football sim gets facelift and expands ways to play.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Jake and the Never Land Pirates Game Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2012)
Kinect Sesame Street TV Game Poster Image
age 3+
LEARNING
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Harder to play than FIFA, but still great pitch competition.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
NBA 2K13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Just Dance 4 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Popular dancing game continues to entertain with new music.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
Hotline Miami Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 18+
Extremely violent puzzler intrigues with gunfire, mystery.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Scribblenauts Unlimited Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
Cool School: Where Peace Rules Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
MLB 13 The Show Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Still the best baseball game around, with many modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
MLB 2K13 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Mediocre baseball game resembles last year's title.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Engaging sports sim celebrates golf history.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
Game & Wario Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Disappointing collection of solo and multiplayer games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)

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