Game Reviews

age 13+
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
An educational, emotional exploration of World War I.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 8+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle series' Wii U debut delivers great mind-benders.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
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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age 6+
 
LEARNING
Modern update on classic puzzler is a fun, challenging test.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
AI-centric puzzler with dark atmosphere, some violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Fun puzzler with challenging conundrums, super role models.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Tetris-like puzzler is great for kids of varying ability.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Charming pinball-like puzzle game, now with 4-player mode.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Puzzle adventure with compelling themes, good conundrums.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
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 15+
 
LEARNING
Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 12+
 
Uninspired building game gets old quickly.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)

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