All Reviews

age 14+
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced robot war game has privacy issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
Sci-fi mech battles provide limited but well-made gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
csm_app
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Robots prove not to be the best teachers of the ABCs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 3+
 
Robots + loud sounds = lots of phonics fun.
By Adam F. Watkins
(2014)
age 14+
 
Fast-paced, violent sequel has android on the run, in love.
By Debra Driza
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids turn 2-D shapes into 3-D buildings in fun geometry app.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
age 7+
 
Entertaining and inventive adventure; some scary villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_movie
age 15+
 
Lots of gun violence in super-cop sci-fi remake.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 18+
 
Bloody but unexpectedly thoughtful shooter revisits WWII.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_tv
age 6+
 
Kids' imaginative trips are fun but involve breaking rules.
Network: Online
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Seemingly simple coding app has hidden complexity, bugs.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
AI-centric puzzler with dark atmosphere, some violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
age 12+
 
Nasty Brits rule 1816 New York in clever steampunk twist.
By Andrea Cremer
(2014)
age 9+
 
Design contest wows with talents, friendly competition.
Network: Syfy
(2014)
csm_book
age 7+
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
By Karma Wilson
(2014)
age 9+
 
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
age 9+
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
age 4+
 
Veggies save the planet in faith-based tale about sharing.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)

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