Game Reviews

age 13+
 
Funny, clever, socially inclusive dating simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Basic city builder won't keep attention of simulation pros.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Western, horror, and superhero items in varied expansion.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(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 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Expansion pack encourages outdoor activities all year long.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Space sandbox turns our solar system into a playground.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Latest expansion pack lets players create monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)

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