Category Archive: Common Sense Media

App Review: Minecraft – Pocket Edition

While Minecraft is an amazing success story on the PC, this iOS version is stripped of a fair bit of what makes the original game so successful. Users can build structures until their… Continue reading

App Review: Snoopy’s Street Fair

Snoopy’s Street Fair is positively charming and does a good job of utilizing the familiar Peanuts characters to create a fun, simple simulation that can engage players of all ages. It also boasts lots… Continue reading

App Review: Mage Gauntlet

Imitating the style of a 15- to 20-year-old game is a risky bet these days, but Rocketcat Games nails it with Mage Gauntlet. From the artwork to the storyline to the levels, this… Continue reading

App Review: Monkonomix

Attempting something new in the dropping puzzle genre is certainly admirable — and Monkonomix has the gem (pun somewhat intended) of a good idea, but it falls short on execution. Barely legible onscreen… Continue reading

App Review: Infinity Blade II

It would have been easy for Chair Entertainment to simply rest on its laurels with Infinity Blade II. The first game, after all, was a smash hit. And while there is a certain… Continue reading

Game Review: Carnival Island

The Midway makes a smooth transition to the PlayStation 3 in Carnival Island, with some familiar favorite games as well as modern spins on them to make them a bit more lively. The… Continue reading

App Review: A Charlie Brown Christmas

While the nostalgia wave and smart release timing are likely to give A Charlie Brown Christmas a boost, don’t let that distract you from the truly wonderful nature of this app adaptation of the familiar… Continue reading

App Review: Hardest Game Ever – 0.02s PRO

The smartest thing the developers of Hardest Game Ever – 0.02s PRO did in making the game was give the player an infinite number of chances. You’ll need them, but you won’t mind, since… Continue reading

Game Review: uDraw Pictionary: Ultimate Edition

uDraw Pictionary: Ultimate Edition is a faithful video game recreation of the classic game and creates a modern twist on family game night. While drawing with the uDraw tablet peripheral isn’t as natural —… Continue reading

App Review: Zombieville USA 2

If you’re looking for a plot-driven zombie game, Zombieville USA 2 isn’t it. If, however, you’re looking for a straightforward battle against hordes of the undead, it’s right up your alley. The violence… Continue reading