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)
ScreamRide Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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)
Disney Magical World Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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)
Let's Ride: Best in Breed 3D Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Fantasy Garden Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
GodZ Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(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)
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(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)
Megapolis Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)
CoasterVille Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Build your own amusement park on Facebook with your friends.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun rollerblading racing game features familiar characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(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)
The Wizard of Oz Facebook Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Film-based 3D building sim encourages Facebook friending.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)

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