Game Reviews

csm_game
age 7+
 
Fun sim focuses on collecting animals and snapping photos.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 6+
 
Dancing game sequel is great fun for younger kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Exciting Kinect dance game keeps the party going strong.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
City-building sim is well organized, with good tutorials.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Expansion adds fun, four-legged perspective to popular sim.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Dull, gruesome zombie sim rewards negative actions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 6+
 
Adopt a puppy and kitten together for twice the fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Not perfect, but a fun music game played with a real guitar.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
age 13+
 
Big on violent blow-up effects but light on gameplay.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 7+
 
New content adds hours more fun to kid-friendly Kinect game.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 8+
 
No scares in cute rhythm game with cartoony monster story.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Social game encourages exercise, but mild cussing in lyrics.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Nothing dirty about this G-rated Facebook sim.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
age 14+
 
Add-on expands original game into treasure-hunting quests.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Parking sim is no fun without Facebook friends.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Cute building sim relies on Facebook friends to help out.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Lighthearted building sim encourages playing with friends.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Innovative "god" game tasks players to help tiny tribesmen.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)

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