Game Reviews

csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Fun basketball sim fouled by bugs, gameplay flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
One of the better Madden offerings in years.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Hoops sim makes upgrades but still needs more time in gym.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
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)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 6+
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 7+
LEARNING
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 8+
LEARNING
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Milestone 25th Madden game drops the ball on innovation.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Very good college football sim, but similar to predecessors.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)

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