Game Reviews

csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
 
A series of difficult, enjoyable, addictive challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Cute graphics lessen violence in puzzle-solving game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Jeopardy-style trivia drills social studies facts.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Student-made game depicts dangers faced by escaping slaves.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Gorgeous, nostalgic, but sadly frustrating Disney adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Harder to play than FIFA, but still great pitch competition.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Adventure game uses 4th grade math in fun mini-games.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 9+
 
Kids play superheroes in mildly violent online game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 9+
 
Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 9+
 
Good baseball sim improves over previous year's version.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Another stellar season for Sony pro baseball franchise.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP, PlayStation 2
(2011)
age 9+
 
Frantic sci-fi brawling meets brainy strategy.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Incredible hoops sim that doubles as NBA history lesson.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Fun, customizable kart racing, but watch online voice chat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP
(2010)
age 9+
 
Great farm sim with a few references to grown-up behavior.
Platforms: PSP
(2010)
age 9+
 
New classic beat-the-clock game, now connected to Facebook.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)

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