Game Reviews

csm_game
age 11+
 
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Side-scroller with mild blood revels in old-school action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Sci-fi adventure tale with some twists and a few problems.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
Traditional tower defense gets some engaging twists.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Molecular puzzler is smart but a bit bland.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Keep hotel guests happy with heat transfer.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 11+
 
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Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
age 11+
 
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Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Kids experience civics by building a dream candidate.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)

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