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Growtopia Game Poster Image
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age 11+
2D online crafting game tempts kids to spend lots of money.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Pathologic Classic HD Game Poster Image
age 14+
Morally ambiguous dialogue adventure tough yet engrossing.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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This War of Mine Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Transformers Universe Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fast-paced robot war game has privacy issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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CodeCombat Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Defeat enemies with your newly learned programming skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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NHL 14 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
This year's fun hockey sim shows a more aggressive game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Total War: Rome II Game Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling war strategy game combines brains with brawn.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Lost Planet 3 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Mediocre sci-fi shooter doesn't do much for the series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Game Poster Image
age 14+
Rebooted fantasy adventure MMOG with combat and mild blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
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Dynasty Warriors 8 Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action-packed tactical sequel for fans of sword fighting.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Star Trek Game Poster Image
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age 14+
So-so sci-fi shooter based on rebooted movie series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Terraria Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Game Poster Image
age 14+
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Power Rangers Super Samurai Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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