Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 15+
 
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Western, horror, and superhero items in varied expansion.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Sim game challenges kids to build an eco-friendly city.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Build your own amusement park on Facebook with your friends.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Expansion pack encourages outdoor activities all year long.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Revived version of classic amusement park sim is still fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Latest expansion pack lets players create monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Social game has positive habitat conservation message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)

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