Game Reviews

Breached Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
Cool but confusing trial-and-error adventure on alien world.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
Into the Stars Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
LEARNING
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Rebel Galaxy Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
Confining repetitive game about exploring, space, trading.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set Game Poster Image
age 10+
Playful sci-fi romp through a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Panoramical Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 6+
Psychedelic mix of landscapes, music is quite memorable.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Corpse of Discovery Game Poster Image
age 15+
Psychological space tale has confusing, repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Cosmonautica Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
Space trading meets The Sims but hauls in repetitive play.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
Morningstar: Descent to Dead Rock Game Poster Image
age 12+
Clever adventure could use more content, urgency in play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Elegy for a Dead World Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Tales from the Borderlands Game Poster Image
age 16+
Dialogue-based adventure has strong language, bloody combat.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Project Spark Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Terrific game builder lets kids explore their imaginations.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
NaissanceE Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Surreal exploration of claustrophobia and confusion.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
Doki-Doki Universe Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Learn what it means to be human in quirky adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Universe Sandbox Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Space sandbox turns our solar system into a playground.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
Kerbal Space Program Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)