Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This expansion packs a powerful punch to the already outstanding Civilization V by making it even more educational.
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Platforms: Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Film-based 3D building sim encourages Facebook friending.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Revived version of classic amusement park sim is still fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This exciting Facebook game mixes hidden-animal puzzles with zoo-building simulation to teach kids about animals and conservation issues.
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Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
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Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
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Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Facebook sim promotes friending strangers and paying.
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Platforms: Facebook
(2010)

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