Game Reviews

age 8+
 
This pineapple-under-the-sea adventure's a bit stale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fun multiplayer adventure fuses action, puzzles, combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Mermaid math is cute and fun but not magical.
Platforms: LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Movie-based games amuse; light on learning content, fun.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Mild confusion of facts, fiction won't sink ocean adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Strange but fun game mixes aquatic tactics and role-playing.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 10+
 
Confusing, dull adventure wastes sleuth's detective skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Wealth of pet-themed activities keep preschoolers engaged.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids learn environmental consciousness in this MMOG.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Easy side-scroller has simple environmental message.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Polished mini-game collection is good fun for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
This deep sea dive is teeming with fish and education.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS
(2012)
csm_game
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Lackluster action game with some tactical elements.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Ocean explorer looks great but bores quickly.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 14+
 
Shark sim death match has relentless bloody attacks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)