All Reviews

age 3+
LEARNING
Using construction vehicles is fun but not very creative.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
age 9+
LEARNING
Kid community to collect, customize, and chat, not learn.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
age 13+
Middle volume in undersea saga ups the action and suspense.
By Michael Buckley
(2016)
age 8+
Fantasy with Norse gods lacks clarity.
By Jasmine Richards
(2015)
age 4+
Big adventure + STEM learning = friendly fun for kids.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2016)
age 15+
Pointless, lifeless, violent reboot objectifies women.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 3+
Cute holiday tale values gifts that come from the heart.
By Deborah Diesen
(2015)
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age 18+
Violent open-world shooter overthrows fake gov't for laughs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 3+
Comforting story about grief, loss, and finding joy again.
By Todd Parr
(2015)
age 5+
Zoologist brothers spread merriment in rescue mission.
Network: PBS
(2015)
age 8+
Mediocre racer has bad controls, visuals issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 13+
Expansion boosts fun, visuals, glamorizes illegal racing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
age 3+
LEARNING
Flying fun for budding pilots, with mild monsters.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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age 13+
Fun fast-paced driving game glorifies illegal street racing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 4+
LEARNING
Large digital library with reading supports -- for a fee.
URL: http://www.speakaboos.com/
(2015)
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age 8+
Motorcycle expansion good but limited, has mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
age 6+
LEARNING
Make robot zip, moo, honk, and blink with logical commands.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
age 12+
Fun, attractive, short but shockingly deep cartoon brawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 15+
It's raining sharks again in this tongue-in-cheek gorefest.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)

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