Game Reviews

AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Stunning graphics intensify violence, gameplay disappoints.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Not much bang for the buck, but still unique flight combat.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Stylized tongue-in-cheek shooter has lots of gory violence.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Throwback arcade shooter fun but has weak story, visuals.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Repetitive gore-fest is heavy on action, light on all else.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Quirky sim engages kids in a virtual doll soap opera.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sony's pet simulator mixes responsible dog ownership with memorable pet personalities and an adventure that breathes new life into the simulation genre.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Exceptionally dark and violent war game is joyless, brief.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Violent action in phenomenal, emotional tale of two girls.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
So-so top-down sci-fi shooter has constant gun battles.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Uninspired fantasy game filled with fiery dragon battles.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)

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