Game Reviews

age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Fun sim focuses on collecting animals and snapping photos.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 7+
 
New content adds hours more fun to kid-friendly Kinect game.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Uninteresting pet sim reinforces gender stereotypes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 7+
 
Super pet sim adds cats, 3D, and other new features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 7+
 
Veterinarian simulation game has positive role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Fab lion cub pet sim with treasure hunt theme for Kinect.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
age 7+
 
All-ages parenthood simulation game is polished and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Informative history title is more text than game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Very similar to the original, but still a great pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
 
Cute, fun pet simulator has mild consumerism theme.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 7+
 
Slow-paced dolphin training sim is light on fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
 
You play as the hand of nature in this fabulous forest sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Movie-based game is hybrid of gameplay, but it's no "woof."
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2009)
age 7+
 
Grooming game teaches the basics about cats, dogs, business.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 7+
 
Inexpensive pet sim game is surprisingly sophisticated.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Well-balanced look at a teaching career.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 7+
 
A fun but repetitive outback veterinary sim.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Nintendogs-like life sim with Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
age 7+
 
Nintendogs-like babysit sim set in Shrek world.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)

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