Game Reviews

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Tumble VR Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Smart physics-based puzzler stuck with wonky controls.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Story of Seasons Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Autocraft Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Pushmo World Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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PlayStation Vita Pets Game Poster Image
age 4+
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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Disney Magical World Game Poster Image
age 6+
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fun puzzler with challenging conundrums, super role models.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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The Sims 3: Into the Future Game Poster Image
age 15+
Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D Game Poster Image
age 7+
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Let's Ride: Best in Breed 3D Game Poster Image
age 8+
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Game Poster Image
age 7+
Short, cliched movie tie-in rips off Fruit Ninja gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
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Fantasy Garden Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
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The Sims 3: Movie Stuff Game Poster Image
age 15+
Western, horror, and superhero items in varied expansion.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Sims 3: Island Paradise Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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