Game Reviews

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
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 14+
 
Shark sim death match has relentless bloody attacks.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 10+
 
Decent, very physical dance sim features popular artists.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
age 8+
 
Game fails to capture what's good about the show.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 6+
 
Play by placing the Wii remote inside an actual baby doll.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 7+
 
All-ages parenthood simulation game is polished and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Mediocre teen horror game, more scary than violent.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Very similar to the original, but still a great pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
 
Scuba diving sequel adds danger and an engaging story.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2010)
age 18+
 
Lack of weapons ups scary ante in survival horror game.
Platforms: PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2009)
age 18+
 
Extremely violent horror/first-person shooter.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
age 8+
 
Toddler simulator is genuine, polished, even educational.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 10+
 
Cooking game teaches the basics of how to use a kitchen.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Spectacular virtual zoo lets kids get creative with animals.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Science sim gives kids a glimpse of basic lab processes.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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)
csm_game
age 7+
 
Movie-based game is hybrid of gameplay, but it's no "woof."
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2009)
age 7+
 
Inexpensive pet sim game is surprisingly sophisticated.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)

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