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Civilization 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Strategy game for tweens & up spans world history.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Game Poster Image
age 11+
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Heavy Rain Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Visually striking thriller about kid killer with gore, sex.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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The Walking Dead: Season One Game Poster Image
age 18+
Extremely violent, profanity-filled zombie adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Walking Dead: Season Two Game Poster Image
age 18+
Riveting zombie adventure but definitely not for kids.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Technobabylon Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Dark cyberthriller poses serious moral questions.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Game Poster Image
age 18+
Macabre mature whodunit where nothing is as it seems.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy strategy game more mature than it looks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2007)
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Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions Game Poster Image
age 11+
Deep, rich, and challenging role-playing game.
Platforms: PSP
(2007)
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Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys Game Poster Image
age 11+
A darkly comic adventure where zombies are good.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
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The Political Machine 2008 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Choose your candidate and see if you win.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Game Poster Image
age 11+
A brainy twist on the Civilization formula.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Back to the Future: The Game (Episode 1) Game Poster Image
age 11+
Enjoyable first chapter in movie-based episodic series.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody adventure game with visceral violence, online play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Deadlight Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Violent undead puzzle platformer set in apocalyptic world.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Political Machine 2012 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
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