Game Reviews

csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 10+
 
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Extraordinarily fun racing sim is deep but unrealistic.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Fab lion cub pet sim with treasure hunt theme for Kinect.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
age 16+
 
Add-on pack skews older with nightlife and hook-ups.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Innovative virtual pet game uses PS3 Move controller.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2010)
age 15+
 
Expansion lets players dive into Sims’ professional lives.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Facebook game takes FarmVille concept to a new level.
Platforms: Facebook
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Fun, customizable kart racing, but watch online voice chat.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PSP
(2010)
age 9+
 
Fast, furious, fun family-friendly kart racing at its best.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2010)
csm_game
age 15+
 
Mature life sim with more personality than ever.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
 
You play as the hand of nature in this fabulous forest sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
(2009)
age 8+
 
Life sim has homey charm, but similar to others in series.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 12+
 
Gorgeous-looking racer shuns all traffic laws.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2008)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2008)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Satisfying arcade racer with intuitive controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2008)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Fun family-friendly game that's hard to put down.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2008)
age 10+
 
Scaled-down PS3 race with gorgeous graphics.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2008)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)

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