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+
 
Throwback arcade shooter fun but has weak story, visuals.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(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)
csm_game
age 10+
 
City-building sim is well organized, with good tutorials.
Platforms: Windows
(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)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Kids practice urban planning alone or with others online.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Space shooter is too tough and overly complicated.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Clever submarine sim takes advantage of 3DS hardware.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 10+
 
Aerial fighting with lots of shooting; not for little kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
age 10+
 
Scuba diving sequel adds danger and an engaging story.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Medical drama potentially too harrowing for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Cooking game teaches the basics of how to use a kitchen.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Fun, simple, green-themed building simulation game.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Car mechanic sim with iffy role model, repetitive repairs.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Complex city-building game has fussy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2008)

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