Game Reviews

Lumo Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Mind-bending puzzler with distinct nostalgic flavor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Shadwen Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Pretty yet generic action-stealth with minimal violence.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
Warhammer: Arcane Magic Game Poster Image
age 11+
Not-so-magical combat card game is all show, no substance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
Blood Alloy: Reborn Game Poster Image
age 11+
Action-heavy sci-fi game feels incomplete at best.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Calvino Noir Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
Atmospheric film noir ruined by characters, iffy controls.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
Short, enjoyable journey of heroes grudgingly fighting evil.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Space Run Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Anomaly Defenders Game Poster Image
age 11+
Traditional tower defense gets some engaging twists.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
The Migrant Trail Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Molecubes Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Molecular puzzler is smart but a bit bland.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Storm Seekers Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Hotel Heat Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Keep hotel guests happy with heat transfer.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Planet Mechanic Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Sokobond Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Cell Command Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
FTL: Faster Than Light Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Papo & Yo Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)

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