Game Reviews

csm_game
age 13+
 
Facebook empire-building social sim encourages teamwork.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Kids practice urban planning alone or with others online.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 9+
 
Sports game's unique two-stylus control works well.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 10+
 
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Superhero-themed Facebook game with positive role models.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
age 15+
 
New expansion better simulates the aging process.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 10+
 
Flawed racing simulation plays down impact of crashes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Well-made motocross racer has some track violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 16+
 
Latest entry in fantasy racing series is most violent yet.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
City-building sim has players incorporate own genealogy.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 5+
 
Kinect-enabled sim brings pets into the living room.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Social game combines a building sim with hidden objects.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
age 10+
 
Realistic racing sim with jarring crashes.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Uninteresting pet sim reinforces gender stereotypes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 8+
 
Enjoyable flying adventure shows off the graphics of 3DS.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Clever submarine sim takes advantage of 3DS hardware.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
age 7+
 
Super pet sim adds cats, 3D, and other new features.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 15+
 
First Sims game in 3-D is still intended for older players.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Racer focuses on driving rather than crashes or weapons.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)

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