Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Innovative and poetic game with an uplifting life message.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, downloadable 3DS puzzler lets kids play with physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 17+
 
Smartly written adventure immersed in adult themes, content.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Engaging platformer emphasizes creativity and adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Violent, beautiful Native tale with young, strong heroine.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Charming fantasy platformer is more fun with a friend.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 7+
 
Mediocre racing game features Shrek, Donkey, and friends.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Average movie spin-off has mild but persistent violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fun puzzle game for young kids; too bad it's on Facebook.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fairy-tale-themed puzzle game favors strategy over speed.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 13+
 
Stylish action marred by odd controls, design choices.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 5+
 
Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 4+
 
There's no hidden swan in this weak mini-game collection.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)