Game Reviews

Into the Stars Game Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
Gran Turismo 6 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun racer for players with a yen for speed and variety.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Forza Motorsport 5 Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Kids steer exotic cars around tracks -- with open chat.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Papers, Please Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
The Sims 3: Island Paradise Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Half the Sky Movement: The Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
The Sims 3: Seasons Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Expansion pack encourages outdoor activities all year long.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
True life racing with many modes of play; watch open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)
Need For Speed: Most Wanted Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Cops vs. street racers challenge rewards recklessness.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2012)
Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
The Sims 3: Supernatural Game Poster Image
age 15+
LEARNING
Latest expansion pack lets players create monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)

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