All Reviews

AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Iconic movie monster once again wreaks massive destruction.
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On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
A girl, a balloon, creepy graphics, tricky controls.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
RPG has strong story but mature content and weak gameplay.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
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By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
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By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever mini-games help preschoolers practice key skills.
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Devices: iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Violent future fantasy has dynamic art, confusing plot.
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By Farel Dalrymple
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
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By Lisa McMann
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
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By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Conclusion of gothic series about female teen lacks oomph.
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By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Difficult dungeon-crawler has mild fantasy violence.
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Platforms: Windows
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
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By Rick Riordan
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Spooky spin-off series introduces a gifted girl apprentice.
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By Joseph Delaney
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.
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By Madeleine Roux
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Engaging but violent postapocalyptic shooter.
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Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Creepy, gory horror story based on Japanese folktale.
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By Rin Chupeco
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Nostalgic game with non-graphic violence will test skills.
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Platforms: Windows
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Dark horror game is more tedious than scary or violent.
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Platforms: Windows
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Lots of comic action and silly scares in amusing tale.
csm_movie
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gorgeous RPG marred by complex fighting, too much chatter.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)

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