Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 15+
 
LEARNING
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, 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)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Expansion pack encourages outdoor activities all year long.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Latest expansion pack lets players create monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Sweet game teaches Pinkalicious fans how to platform-puzzle.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Managing the farm makes financial literacy fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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