Game Reviews

csm_game
age 13+
 
Leisurely building sim with positive environmental message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Highly physical game can be both fun and frustrating.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Movie/book spin-off emphasizes survival and building.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Battle the evil Dr. Doof with math, science, and technology.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Extremely violent puzzler intrigues with gunfire, mystery.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Ideal for fans of the TV show, packed with frenetic action.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Travel back in time with collection of fun '80s games.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Competitive multiplayer battle tests player skill, patience.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cross-platform brawler stars hodgepodge of game characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced action romp with cartoony violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Entertaining collection of activities gets kids moving.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Post-apocalyptic fighting game with violence and gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Fast pace, intense violence/gore take series on new course.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Intriguing sci-fi game has sex, violence, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Disappointing collection of solo and multiplayer games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Fun movie-based game with overly wide skill ranges.
Platforms: InnoTab 2
(2013)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Robot platformer demystifies natural disasters.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Over-the-top alien bloodfest for mature audiences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)

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