Game Reviews

age 14+
 
High-intensity play enjoyable for teen LOTR fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
age 8+
 
First Potter video game is a high-flying romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
age 13+
 
Epic quest takes back seat to violent hunt.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
age 7+
 
Simple, easy game best for younger players.
Platforms: Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
age 8+
 
Fabulous game continues the magic of Harry Potter.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
age 10+
 
Challenging action-adventure game for Potter fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2004)
age 12+
 
Excellent and addictive.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
age 4+
 
Ariel and Cinderella lead educational games.
Platforms: Leapster
(2005)
age 5+
 
Barbie proves herself in smart adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2005)
age 10+
 
Harry Potter weaves magical spells for tweens.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2005)
age 10+
 
Violent and boring -- not much to roar about.
Platforms: Game Boy Advance
(2006)
age 13+
 
Good storytelling, average gameplay for teens-up.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
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age 12+
 
Movie tie-in is about the fighting, not the story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2006)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
age 10+
 
Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
age 5+
 
Quintet of princesses lead young girls on safe, fun romp.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 10+
 
Game falls short of both the film and the book.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
age 13+
 
Good movie makes a dull console game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
age 10+
 
Mostly combat, though some emphasis on reading.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 8+
 
Same charm as the film, but play is hit and miss.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)

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