Game Reviews

age 15+
 
Expansion lets players dive into Sims’ professional lives.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Facebook game takes FarmVille concept to a new level.
Platforms: Facebook
(2010)
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age 14+
 
LEARNING
Managing the farm makes financial literacy fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Informative history title is more text than game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Fun, colorful rhythm game with a few touches of potty humor.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
 
Smart and funny teen soap opera with some mature scenarios.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 6+
 
Rhythm game features Disney’s hyperactive blue alien.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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age 7+
 
Very similar to the original, but still a great pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Scuba diving sequel adds danger and an engaging story.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 14+
 
High-end gear gives Sims a taste of materialism.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Fresh artists' lifestyle sim has some suggestive themes.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
age 15+
 
Edgy music videos play in background of singing game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 8+
 
Elephant care is fun, but mini-games are totally unrelated.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 7+
 
Repetitive gameplay in an unimaginative movie adaptation.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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age 10+
 
Unresponsive controls make dance game difficult to play.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 9+
 
Kids collect and play with creepy crawlers in pet sim game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Medical drama potentially too harrowing for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 15+
 
Expansion pack allows Sims to explore exotic cultures.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
age 6+
 
Basic-but-fun pet sim is best suited for young kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
 
Kids get thrills and fire safety lessons at the same time.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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