Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sony's pet simulator mixes responsible dog ownership with memorable pet personalities and an adventure that breathes new life into the simulation genre.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Short, tedious party game designed to promote Barbie dolls.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Girl-focused LEGO game filled with fun, safe activities.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Western, horror, and superhero items in varied expansion.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)

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