Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 13+
 
Big on violent blow-up effects but light on gameplay.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2011)
age 7+
 
New content adds hours more fun to kid-friendly Kinect game.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Innovative "god" game tasks players to help tiny tribesmen.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 5+
 
Kinect-enabled sim brings pets into the living room.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(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 7+
 
Fab lion cub pet sim with treasure hunt theme for Kinect.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(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 13+
 
Aerial combat sequel with bloodless violence, bad language.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(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 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)

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