By Square Enix

Reviewed for High School, 2012

Quantum Conundrum

If you're looking for a challenging video game that requires smart problem solving without the usual dose of combat, loud blasts and mindless button-mashing, give Quantum Conundrum a try. Your gamer solves tricky puzzles by changing the physics of the virtual environment. Make items light, make them heavy, slow down time or reverse gravity to find the way through each room without falling into bottomless pits or being hit by lasers. From the creator of the highly successful and innovative Portal series, this game is a completely new, unique style of video gaming experience, and it’s got out-of-this-world presentation and graphics to boot. (Square Enix, $14.99)