Game Reviews

SimCity 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
City building sim offers great entertainment & education.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
Frontrunner Game Poster Image
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age 11+
This political simulation game is hard to use.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
Civilization 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Strategy game for tweens & up spans world history.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
flOw Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Beautifu, unique game about microorganism survival.
Platforms: Mac, PSP, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2006)
X-Men: The Official Game Game Poster Image
age 11+
Mutants have never been so boring -- tweens OK.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
Microsoft Student With Encarta Premium 2007 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Smart homework help for tweens and up.
Platforms: Windows
(2006)
The Political Machine 2008 Game Poster Image
age 11+
Choose your candidate and see if you win.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2008)
Spore Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
La Tale Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Free fantasy MMORPG, but may end up buying items.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization Game Poster Image
age 11+
A brainy twist on the Civilization formula.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Game Poster Image
age 11+
A feisty, fiery dragon adventure that's magical.
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Nintendo GameCube
(2008)
Branches of Power Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
Executive Command Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Quick, feel-good tour of the presidency.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
Back to the Future: The Game (Episode 1) Game Poster Image
age 11+
Enjoyable first chapter in movie-based episodic series.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
Monkey Tales: The Valley of the Jackal Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Immigration Nation Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fast-paced matching game helps kids understand immigration.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
Trine 2 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
Impulse Game Poster Image
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age 11+
LEARNING
Fine physics puzzler doesn't stand out in crowded genre.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2012)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)

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