Game Reviews

Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Bravely Second: End Layer Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Fun, mildly violent fantasy RPG with some mature themes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
TrackMania Turbo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun, family-friendly arcade racer brings hours of play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
MLB The Show 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fine-tuned baseball game is a home run, but full of ads.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Action-adventure remake has mild combat, terrific puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
Into the Stars Game Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Fire Emblem Fates Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Branching turn-based strategy game with moderate violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Mild combat, standard good-vs.-evil clash in fun adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Tharsis Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Challenging, complex survival dice game is hard but fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Yo-Kai Watch Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Pathologic Classic HD Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Morally ambiguous dialogue adventure tough yet engrossing.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Epic fantasy MMO expansion vastly improves gameplay, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
NBA Live 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Super Mario Maker Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
Madden NFL 16 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Taken Charge Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Computer-skills adventure stalled by high difficulty, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)

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