Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Visually striking but very violent first-person shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Bloody, frenetic combat makes this shooter for adults only.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Extremely violent and mature military shooter sequel.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Polished but gory handheld shooter definitely not for kids.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Dark, fascinating sci-fi shooter definitely for adults only.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
TV-based horror game is violent, gory, and profanity laden.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Middling sci-fi shooter filled with violence and profanity.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)

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