Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 14+
 
Shark sim death match has relentless bloody attacks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
City-building sim is well organized, with good tutorials.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Dull, gruesome zombie sim rewards negative actions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 14+
 
Add-on expands original game into treasure-hunting quests.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Innovative "god" game tasks players to help tiny tribesmen.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 10+
 
Decent, very physical dance sim features popular artists.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Kids practice urban planning alone or with others online.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Clever submarine sim takes advantage of 3DS hardware.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 14+
 
Become a knight or an assassin in story-based quest sim.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Managing the farm makes financial literacy fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 10+
 
Scuba diving sequel adds danger and an engaging story.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 14+
 
High-end gear gives Sims a taste of materialism.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Fresh artists' lifestyle sim has some suggestive themes.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Medical drama potentially too harrowing for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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