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Bloons
E Everyone No Descriptors Nintendo DSi, PSP, Wii Hands-On Mobile, Inc
Rating Summary: This is a strategy game in which players throw darts at a series of floating balloons in an effort to pop them all. Players are given a limited amount of darts and must pop a certain amount of balloons to progress to the next level.... [more]
Burger Island 2: The Missing Ingredient
E Everyone No Descriptors PC eGames Inc
Rating Summary: This is a strategy game in which players run a burger stand. Players take customer orders, accurately assemble the ingredients (patties, eggs, nachos, etc.), and serve multiple orders within a time limit.... [more]
Circles, Circles, Circles
E Everyone No Descriptors PSP GameShastra Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players must eliminate numbers from a circular game board. Players arrange the numbers so that the ones with the smallest value are eliminated one-by-one.... [more]
CITIES XL
E Everyone Mild Cartoon Violence PC Monte Cristo Multimedia
Rating Summary: This is a simulation game in which players can build their own cities on realistic 3D maps. Players are challenged to create the right combination of social services, employment, activities, and job opportunities for the cities’ citizens. In a handful of brief animations, a grandmother character w... [more]
Cradle of Rome
E Everyone Alcohol Reference PC THQ Inc
 
D-Cube Planet
E Everyone No Descriptors PSP GameShastra Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players guide an alien through a maze of cubes. Players slide the cubes across a game board to create a path for the alien.... [more]
DECA SPORTS 2
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii Hudson Entertainment Inc
Rating Summary: This is a collection of sports games in which players can compete in tennis, kendo, skiing, synchronized swimming, motorcycle road racing, speed skating, and other events. Players can also engage in training exercises (i.e., mini-games) to improve their skills. ... [more]
DinerTown Detective Agency
E Everyone Comic Mischief MAC, PC Encore Software
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for hidden items on a screen full of jumbled objects. Players follow the story of a man and woman who open their own detective agency. Some of the cases are comical in nature: One mystery involves a mummy named "King Butt"; "The Case of t... [more]
EyePet
E Everyone No Descriptors PlayStation 3 Sony Computer Entertainment America
Rating Summary: This is a pet simulation game in which players can use a game camera to interact with a simian-like virtual animal. Players and their pets can interact with objects and each other in the real world through a variety of mini-games: shooting stars, smashing watermelons, collecting balloons, e... [more]
Football Manager 2010
E Everyone No Descriptors MAC, PC SEGA
Rating Summary: This is a sports simulation game in which players select and manage a real-world soccer team from clubs and leagues around the world. Players must make managerial decisions that include negotiating contracts, trading athletes, and setting up the team’s strategies and tactics.... [more]
Galapago
E Everyone Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief PC THQ Inc
 
Guitar King
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii 505 Games
Rating Summary: This is a music and rhythm simulation game in which players simulate playing guitar by pressing a series of buttons in-time to background music. Players are scored based on the accuracy and timing of the notes played.... [more]
Halloween Greeting Card
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii 505 Games
Rating Summary: This is an activity game in which players can create customized Halloween cards to send to their friends. Players can decorate their cards with a character in a Halloween costume, a sticker of pumpkins and ghosts, and a greeting that reads, "Happy Halloween" or "Trick or Treat."... [more]
Happy Holidays Christmas
E Everyone No Descriptors Wii 505 Games
Rating Summary: This is an activity game in which players can create Christmas cards to send to their friends and family. Players can customize their cards with a decorated Christmas tree, sticker of gingerbread men, and Santa Claus image.... [more]
Hide & Secret 3: Pharaohs Quest
E Everyone No Descriptors PC Digital Brandplay LLC
Rating Summary: This is a seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for hidden items on a screen full of jumbled objects. As players find items, they can visit Egyptian landscapes, discover/collect artifacts, and restore them to their rightful places.... [more]
Hotel Giant 2
E Everyone Crude Humor, Use of Alcohol PC Southpeak Games
Rating Summary: This is a simulation game in which players can build a hotel from scratch and manage its daily operations. Players design room layouts, upgrade hotel offerings (e.g., bars, spas, and restaurants), and address complaints to keep guests happy. From a top-down perspective, players have the ability to... [more]
Jambo! Safari: Animal Rescue
E Everyone Mild Violence Wii SEGA
Rating Summary: This is a simulation game in which players assume the role of a park ranger who manages a wildlife reserve. Players can explore large open landscapes, take photos of the wildlife, and rescue animals. Rescuing animals sometimes requires shooting animal traps—they explode when hit—and using a tracke... [more]
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
E Everyone Mild Fantasy Violence Wii Frontier Developments
Rating Summary: This is a platformer game in which players explore the fantastical world of Mistralis to complete a variety of quests and puzzles. Players can navigate around obstacles, summon a wind spirit, and pelt enemies (e.g., minions, blob-like oily creatures, flying creatures) with gusts of wind. Players c... [more]
Magic Encyclopedia: Moonlight
E Everyone Violent References PC Viva Media LLC
Rating Summary: This is seek-and-find puzzle game in which players search for hidden items on a screen full of jumbled objects. Players follow the story of a young student at the "Magic Academy" who must save her professor from a mysterious curse. Among the dozens of hidden object screens, one of them depicts sku... [more]
Mahjong Escape: Ancient China
E Everyone No Descriptors PC THQ Inc
 
Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2
E Everyone Mild Suggestive Themes, Violent References PSP G5 ENTERTAINMENT AB
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players match tiles of the same design to clear a game board. An underlying storyline mentions a deity that has wrought destruction upon a city (e.g., "a Shining Deity arrived and punished us"). In one scene, a victim lies in a hospital bed as onlookers uncover an ar... [more]
MX vs ATV Reflex
E Everyone No Descriptors PSP THQ Inc
Rating Summary: This is a racing game in which players can ride motorcycles, ATVs, and off-road vehicles in events (e.g.,"Omnicross" and "World National") and stunt and freestyle competitions. Players can enter arenas and tracks from across the country and compete to become the top off-road racer.... [more]
Pirate Poppers
E Everyone No Descriptors MAC, PC Encore Software
 
Polar Panic
E Everyone Mild Cartoon Violence, Tobacco Reference PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Valcon Games LLC
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players control a polar bear that pushes, slides, and arranges cubes of ice along a grid-based arena. Players can sometimes encounter hunters that use small clubs, rockets, bombs, and ice-guns to defeat the polar bear. When players get hit, they usually spin in a cir... [more]
Puzzlegeddon
E Everyone Mild Cartoon Violence PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Tecmo, Ltd.
Rating Summary: Players sit atop a planet-shaped island and arrange colored blocks on a grid in this action-puzzle game. Matching groups-of-five in the puzzle allows players to fill up an "attack meter" and lob missiles at "cartoony" robots stationed around the planet/island. Although the depiction of violen... [more]
ShadowPlay
E Everyone Alcohol Reference Wii Deep Fried Entertainment
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players place a variety of household objects in front of a projector to make shadow images. Players must create specific shadows (e.g., a music note, a fish, a helicopter) to progress through the game. One of the objects that players can use is a bottle of ale.... [more]
Shepherd’s Crossing
E Everyone Alcohol Reference, Mild Cartoon Violence PSP Graffiti Entertainment
Rating Summary: Shepherd’s Crossing is a farm simulation game in which players assume the role of a farmer who raises animals and crops. Crops and animals can be traded in the marketplace for various items, and grapes can be grown and processed in casks to make wine. Farmers can also engage in turn-based h... [more]
Smart Series Presents: JaJa’s Adventure
E Everyone Mild Cartoon Violence Wii UFO Interactive Games
Rating Summary: This is an adventure game in which players guide fruit and vegetable characters through brightly colored caves, seas, and forests. Each level requires players to perform a different task: matching on-screen rhythm cues, using a crosshair target to shoot fish, and solving puzzles. In one sequence, ... [more]
Spot the differences!
E Everyone No Descriptors PSP Sanuk Games SARL
Rating Summary: This is an activity game in which players must "spot the differences" between pairs of seemingly identical images. Players are scored based on how quickly they can find all the differences.... [more]
Treasures of Montezuma
E Everyone No Descriptors PC Viva Media LLC
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players arrange colored stones on a game board to create matching groups-of-three. In between levels, players follow the story of a young archaeologist who explores the mountains of Mexico and makes an amazing discovery.... [more]
WordEm
E Everyone No Descriptors PC Tri Synergy Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players rotate cubes of falling letters on a grid so that they line up to form words. Players earn points based on the variety and length of words spelled.... [more]
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D Tag Force 4
E Everyone Mild Fantasy Violence PSP Konami Digital Entertainment
Rating Summary: This is a strategy game in which players engage in turn-based card battles on a grid-like game board. Players take turns selecting cards that represent creatures with special attacks (e.g., lightning strikes, fire bursts, sword slashes); attack/defense points are associated with each creature so t... [more]
Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam
E Everyone Comic Mischief PSP Virtual Toys S.L.
Rating Summary: This is an action game in which players prepare hot dogs, burgers, pizza, and burritos for customers in a fast food restaurant. Players are rewarded for quickly and accurately filling the orders. Some patrons belch loudly after finishing a meal.... [more]
Zuma’s Revenge! Adventure
E Everyone Mild Cartoon Violence PC PopCap Games, Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a puzzle game in which players line up matching-colored balls to clear a play area. During some stages, players can also shoot the balls at enemy creatures (e.g., idols, tiki gods, skeletons) or hula girls, causing them to shudder or disappear in defeat. One enemy statue (a cannibal idol) ... [more]
0 day Attack on Earth
E10+ Everyone 10+ Fantasy Violence Xbox 360 Square Enix, Inc
Rating Summary: Players control a small ship circling above photo-realistic images of Tokyo, New York, and Paris in this arcade-style overhead shooter. Players fire bullets, missiles, flames, and bombs at alien ships or floating spheres to clear through stages and accumulate points. The attacks are... [more]
Dawn of Heroes
E10+ Everyone 10+ Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language Nintendo DS Majesco Entertainment
Rating Summary: This is a role-playing game in which players battle stubby, cartoon-like humans and beasts (dragons, velociraptors, other clawed creatures) in turn-based combat. Characters can perform sword-slashing attacks, use claw-blades and bare hands, and cast a wide spectrum of magic spells (e.g., fire, ice... [more]
Dragonica Online
E10+ Everyone 10+ Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes PC THQ Inc
Rating Summary: This is a role-playing game (RPG) in which players can explore colorful villages, interact with townspeople, and complete a variety of online quests. Players complete quests and defeat "cartoony" monsters to obtain the highest level and best possible gear. Players choose from a selection of magic ... [more]
Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier
E10+ Everyone 10+ Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes PlayStation 2, PSP Sony Computer Entertainment America
Rating Summary: This is an action adventure game in which players control an elf-like hero named Jak, who, along with his furry sidekick, Daxter, must save the world by collecting a mysterious energy called "eco." Players explore fantasy environments, interact with whimsical characters, and dispatch "Dark Eco war... [more]
Just Dance
E10+ Everyone 10+ Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes Wii Ubisoft
Rating Summary: This is a dancing simulation game in which players perform and learn dance steps by following the movements of on-screen avatars. The virtual dancers resemble silkscreen-negative silhouettes: they are stylized after the era of each song, and their outfits are not especially revealing.&nb... [more]
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
E10+ Everyone 10+ Cartoon Violence PC, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Lucasarts
Rating Summary: This is an adventure game in which players assume the role of a small "Lego"-version of Indiana Jones as he fights his way through ruins, jungles, and underground mine shafts. Players use guns, whips, barstools and bazookas, spears, and fists to defeat enemy characters that break apart into... [more]
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization
E10+ Everyone 10+ Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Violence MAC Aspyr Media, Inc.
Rating Summary: Sid Meier’s Civilization IV Colonization is a turn-based strategy game in which players create colonies in the New World and the Caribbean. Players explore lands to establish settlements, create trade relations and routes with other nations, and repel and conquer hostile forces. Naval and l... [more]
Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II
T Teen Violence PlayStation 2, PSP Graffiti Entertainment
 
Armored Core 3 Portable
T Teen Violence PSP FromSoftware, Inc.
 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized
T Teen Blood, Mild Language, Violence Nintendo DS Activision-Blizzard
Rating Summary: This is a first-person shooter in which players engage in combat missions across South America, the Middle East, and Russia to prevent the detonation of a nuclear weapon. Players use machine guns, sniper rifles, grenades, and missiles to kill enemy soldiers throughout the battlefields. Realistic g... [more]
Chicken Riot
T Teen Cartoon Violence Wii City Interactive S.A.
Rating Summary: Players use shotguns and machine guns to kill "cartoony" chickens in this first-person shooter. The chickens have decided to rebel against the farmer-players; they have decided to attack players with eggs, donuts, and over-sized bullets. As the voiceover announcer exclaims, "It’s time for fried ch... [more]
Dark Void
T Teen Animated Blood, Mild Language, Violence PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 CAPCOM
Rating Summary: This is a third-person shooter in which players find themselves in an alternate dimension within the Bermuda Triangle. Players’ objective is to stop an invading alien force (the "Watchers") from enslaving a village and taking over the world. Equipped with a futuristic jetpack, players explore vari... [more]
Death by Cube
T Teen Blood, Fantasy Violence Xbox 360 Square Enix, Inc
Rating Summary: Players control a tiny robot floating above a geometric floorboard in this overhead-perspective action game. The objective is to earn points/chips by clearing stages filled with small robotic enemies (they resemble cubes or geometric shapes) and metallic bases. While the game’s combat sequences ar... [more]
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
T Teen Blood, Cartoon Violence PSP Sony Computer Entertainment America
Rating Summary: This is an action game in which players control small "cartoony" figures (e.g., wizards, priests, warriors) through a fantasy kingdom in an attempt to gather cake for a pair of princesses. Gathering the cake involves fighting, and it involves large amounts of blood. Players use swords, shotguns, a... [more]
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS
T Teen Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes Wii Square Enix, Inc
Rating Summary: This is a fantasy-based action game in which players assume the role of Layle, a mercenary "crystal bearer" who uses his telekinetic powers (i.e., the ability to control gravity) to stop an evil villain from destroying the world. Players can explore fantasy worlds, battle numerous creatures, and e... [more]
Free Running
T Teen Blood, Mild Language, Mild Violence Wii Graffiti Entertainment
 
METAL SLUG XX
T Teen Blood, Violence PSP SNK Corporation of America
Rating Summary: This is a 2D side-scrolling action game in which players control a small soldier who shoots his way through hostile enemy environments. Players can use machine guns, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, and tank-like vehicles to help save hostages and kill enemies (e.g., soldiers, robots, giant insect... [more]
Remington Great American Bird Hunt
T Teen Comic Mischief, Violence Wii Mastiff LLC
Rating Summary: This is a hunting simulation game in which players shoot at birds such as ducks, geese, wild turkeys, and pheasant. Viewed from a first-person perspective, players use a shotgun to kill legal bird targets for points. When birds are killed, a pile of feathers usually bursts at the point of impact; ... [more]
Rogue Trooper: Quartz Zone Massacre
T Teen Blood, Use of Alcohol, Violence Wii Graffiti Entertainment
 
Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online
T Teen Blood, Suggestive Themes, Violence PC GMG Lifestyle Entertainment Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game in which players fight against or alongside demons in the post-apocalyptic (fictional) outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Players emerge from metallic bunkers to explore dungeons and barren city-wastelands, negotiate/form alliances with demons, and co... [more]
Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online
T Teen Blood, Suggestive Themes, Violence MAC, PC Aeria Games
Rating Summary: This is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game in which players fight against or alongside demons in the post-apocalyptic (fictional) outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Players emerge from metallic bunkers to explore dungeons and barren city-wastelands, negotiate/form alliances with demons, and co... [more]
Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
T Teen Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence Wii CAPCOM
Rating Summary: This is an acrade-style fighting game in which players can select from among 26 characters based on Tatsunoko anime and Capcom video games (e.g., Street Fighter, Viewtiful Joe, Mega Man). Players compete in tag-team (i.e., two versus two) battles and employ punches, kicks, and... [more]
The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood
T Teen Blood and Gore, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence PC Turbine
 
Tropico 3
T Teen Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence PC, Xbox 360 Kalypso Media USA Inc.
Rating Summary: This is a "point-and-click" strategy game in which players assume the role of a dictator (El Presidente) who must govern the Caribbean island country of Tropico. Players’ job is to provide food, shelter, entertainment, and safety for the people, while keeping the government strong—respected... [more]
Vegas Party
T Teen Simulated Gambling Wii Storm City Entertainment
Rating Summary: This is a simulated gambling game in which players compete with others in several casino-style games. Players roll dice to move avatars across a Las Vegas-themed game board. When players land on casino-level spaces, they can enter into mini-games that involve wagering virtual money. Gambling games... [more]
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
M Mature Blood, Violence PSP Ubisoft
Rating Summary: In this action adventure game, set in the 13th century, players’ goal is to stop the evil Templars from using supernatural artifacts to control the world. This goal is to be accomplished through assassination. As players roam the open-world environment of Cyprus, they undertake tailing missions, t... [more]
Crime Scene
M Mature Blood, Drug Reference, Violence Nintendo DS Southpeak Games
Rating Summary: This is an adventure game in which players assume the role of a forensics detective who is sent to investigate murders and suicides. Players search crime scenes for clues, process evidence in a lab, and interview suspects. Forensics-based mini-games include blood analysis, fingerprint searches, ba... [more]
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars
M Mature Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Violence PSP Rockstar Games
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