Game Reviews

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age 12+
LEARNING
Challenging, complex survival dice game is hard but fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
age 12+
LEARNING
Strategic naval war game promotes teamwork, competition.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 12+
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Cops vs. street racers challenge rewards recklessness.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
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Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Fun fantasy for teens has memorable story and characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Free county sim teaches civics via wacky citizen requests.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Tank game promotes teamwork, competition, in-game extras.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Natural disasters become less scary in sim games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
age 12+
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)