Game Reviews

MLB The Show 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Fine-tuned baseball game is a home run, but full of ads.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Into the Stars Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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FIFA 16 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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FIFA 15 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Madden NFL 15 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Game Poster Image
age 8+
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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NBA 2K14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D Game Poster Image
age 7+
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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FIFA 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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NHL 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 11+
This year's fun hockey sim shows a more aggressive game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Papers, Please Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Disney Planes Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 8+
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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NCAA Football 14 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 9+
Very good college football sim, but similar to predecessors.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Sims 3: Island Paradise Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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SimCity Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Half the Sky Movement: The Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
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