Game Reviews

age 10+
LEARNING
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 9+
LEARNING
Civics game about running a country in global economy.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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age 14+
LEARNING
Let lasers guide the way in researcher-created puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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age 11+
LEARNING
Fine physics puzzler doesn't stand out in crowded genre.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2012)
age 11+
LEARNING
Fast-paced matching game helps kids understand immigration.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 18+
Very violent sci-fi shooter deals in gory, bloody combat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2011)
age 13+
Dull shooter fails to capture the magic of Rowling's story.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 18+
Bloody sci-fi shooter intended for adult consumption.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2011)
age 10+
LEARNING
First-person history adventure asks kids to choose sides.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Multiplication adventure game reinvents flashcards.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 7+
LEARNING
Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 13+
Unexciting fantasy shooter uses magic in place of bullets.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 14+
Typical 007 uses violence to save us from bio-terrorists.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
age 13+
Sci-fi shooter offers good action for teens and adults.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
age 8+
LEARNING
Amusing and informative fable teaches Internet safety.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Incredibly in-depth archeology sim brings history to life.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
age 18+
Violent shooter stars remorseless, cop-killing psychopaths.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
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age 18+
Violent, sexy spy game has players make moral decisions.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 11+
LEARNING
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)

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