All Reviews

Headlander Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Sci-fi action pushes exploration but has flawed controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
 
Star Trek Beyond Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Violent but exciting adventure honors teamwork, diversity.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Boid Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun, fast, easy-to-play strategy requires fast thinking.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Game Poster Image
age 13+
Despite fun battle sequences, this is a mediocre sci-fi RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
A fun, fun romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2: Book Poster Image
age 8+
Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.
By Judd Winick
(2016)
Hard Reset Redux Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-school bot shooter updated, but play still feels rusty.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Uninspired sequel is dull despite big sci-fi battles.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
Think & Learn Code-a-pillar App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Dancing caterpillar gives young kids easy intro to coding.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures TV Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious saga add-on features new Padawan, new lore.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
Mighty No. 9 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Robot action game has challenging but monotonous play.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Space Run Galaxy Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Repetitive space strategy shackled by shallow gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Trials of the Blood Dragon Game Poster Image
age 15+
'80s-era violent action parody turns kids into soldiers.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
WordBrain App Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Word hunt gets tough quickly, has ads and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Lemon Lumberjack's Letter Mill App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Lovely, leveled letter app loses steam, slowly sours.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
The Technomancer Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Entertaining yet violent sci-fi tale with complex controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Breached Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Cool but confusing trial-and-error adventure on alien world.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
Halo: Spartan Strike App Poster Image
age 13+
High-quality shooter rewards players for racking up kills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows Phone
(2016)
Name Play: a name reading and writing practice kit App Poster Image
age 4+
LEARNING
Games cleverly use familiar names as early reading practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Sight Words - An early reading & spelling adventure! App Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Quality, customizable content covers tricky words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)

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