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 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
LEARNING
Girl-focused Lego game filled with fun, safe activities.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 8+
LEARNING
Sim game challenges kids to build an eco-friendly city.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 9+
LEARNING
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 9+
LEARNING
Revived version of classic amusement park sim is still fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Space sandbox turns our solar system into a playground.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
age 13+
LEARNING
Social game has positive habitat conservation message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 14+
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 7+
LEARNING
Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Popular farming sim needs Facebook friends or cash to grow.
Platforms: Facebook
(2009)
csm_game
age 11+
LEARNING
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
age 10+
LEARNING
Well-balanced sim of a skater's life on and off the rink.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)