Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
Challenging retro space puzzler tests skills, patience.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Engaging space-hopping platformer with low replay value.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
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Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
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Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
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Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
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Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 8+
 
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The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 10+
 
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Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
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Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
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Facebook genetic puzzle game helps real-world science.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 11+
 
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Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
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Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 9+
 
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Fun first-person puzzler combines physics with brainteasers.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
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Fun but tricky puzzler provides players little guidance.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 13+
 
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Social game has positive habitat conservation message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
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Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
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2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Smart, pretty puzzler may get kids thinking about science.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)

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