Game Reviews

Into the Stars Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
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Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D Game Poster Image
age 7+
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Papers, Please Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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The Sims 3: Island Paradise Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Half the Sky Movement: The Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
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The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Game Poster Image
age 15+
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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The Sims 3: Seasons Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion pack encourages outdoor activities all year long.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning Game Poster Image
age 9+
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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The Sims 3: Supernatural Game Poster Image
age 15+
Latest expansion pack lets players create monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Funky Barn 3D Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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The Sims Social Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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Farm Blitz Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Managing the farm makes financial literacy fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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FarmVille Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Popular farming sim needs Facebook friends or cash to grow.
Platforms: Facebook
(2009)
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