Game Reviews

age 13+
 
Accessible, fun multiplayer battler emphasizes pay-to-play.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 13+
 
Funny, clever, socially inclusive dating simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 13+
 
Not much bang for the buck, but still unique flight combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Basic city builder won't keep attention of simulation pros.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 15+
 
Violent expansion manages to reinvigorate popular MMO.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Trading-card game deals digital fantasy fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 15+
 
A beautiful, interesting, but violent multiplayer game.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 17+
 
Expansive fantasy MMO has significant privacy concerns.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fantasy war game is violent but promotes teamwork, strategy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Fast-paced robot war game has privacy issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)

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