Game Reviews

age 12+
 
LEARNING
Gravity-powered astronomy game fun, teaches physics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Funny, clever, socially inclusive dating simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Early math game limited by age requirements, ads, lag.
Platforms: Facebook
(2015)
age 13+
 
Not much bang for the buck, but still unique flight combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Basic city builder won't keep attention of simulation pros.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Mermaid math is cute and fun but not magical.
Platforms: LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Learning adventure has Turtles, math, vocab but no focus.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
age 2+
 
LEARNING
Vehicle mini-games give letter, number learning a new spin.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Mild confusion of facts, fiction won't sink ocean adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
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age 5+
 
LEARNING
Rich village simulation teaches core-standards math.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 14+
 
LEARNING
Defeat enemies with your newly learned programming skills.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)

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