Game Reviews

age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 10+
Amusing but flawed short brawler for fans of the TV series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
"Grand adventure" is very shy of grand; for fans only.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 18+
Not all winners, but this "Rare" collection rocks.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
age 3+
LEARNING
Popular pups teach math along with community responsibility.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2015)
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age 8+
Reincarnation game gets lost in repetition and confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 5+
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 4+
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 3+
LEARNING
Big red dog's reading game light on activities.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Mild cartoon violence aplenty in TV tie-in game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Magical "old school" adventure has heady puzzles and combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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age 6+
LEARNING
Girl-focused Lego game filled with fun, safe activities.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 12+
LEARNING
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 7+
LEARNING
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
age 18+
LEARNING
Bloody, gory demon-hunting computer game now on consoles.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 5+
LEARNING
This smart cat engages kids in math to help her friends.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
age 4+
LEARNING
Wealth of pet-themed activities keep preschoolers engaged.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2013)

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