Game Reviews

Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Starships Game Poster Image
age 10+
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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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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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Endless Space Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Tough, fresh strategy game is like Civilization in space.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Quandary Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Offworld Trading Company Game Poster Image
age 12+
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Game Poster Image
age 13+
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Battleship Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Lackluster action game with some tactical elements.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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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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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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Gone Home Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Wildstar Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Colorful, fun yet violent, sexualized sci-fi fantasy world.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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Resistance: Burning Skies Game Poster Image
age 18+
Gruesome sci-fi shooter is best suited for grown-up players.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Game Poster Image
age 18+
Thrilling sci-fi strategy game with violence and gore.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Gears of War: Judgment Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody sci-fi shoot 'em up is laced with profanity.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2013)
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Saints Row IV Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Over-the-top alien bloodfest for mature audiences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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