Game Reviews

Disney Art Academy Game Poster Image
age 8+
Art software teaches how to draw favorite Disney characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
Story of Seasons Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
ScreamRide Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
The Long Dark Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
The Sims 3: Into the Future Game Poster Image
age 15+
Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Let's Ride: Best in Breed 3D Game Poster Image
age 8+
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
Fantasy Garden Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
The Sims 3: Movie Stuff Game Poster Image
age 15+
Western, horror, and superhero items in varied expansion.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
GodZ Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
The Sims 3: Island Paradise Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Half the Sky Movement: The Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
The Sims 3: 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Game Poster Image
age 15+
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)

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