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)
csm_game
age 7+
Uninteresting pet sim reinforces gender stereotypes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(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)
csm_game
age 6+
Kids learn how to take care of baby animals in pet sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 6+
Adopt and care for young kittens in cute virtual pet game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 7+
All-ages parenthood simulation game is polished and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 9+
In-depth farm sim is great entry in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
Smart and funny teen soap opera with some mature scenarios.
Platforms: Nintendo DSi
(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 8+
Elephant care is fun, but mini-games are totally unrelated.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 9+
Kids collect and play with creepy crawlers in pet sim game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
Medical drama potentially too harrowing for younger kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 6+
Basic-but-fun pet sim is best suited for young kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
Kids get thrills and fire safety lessons at the same time.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
Toddler simulator is genuine, polished, even educational.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)

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