Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Farming simulation game inspires creativity, reduces tedium.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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 8+
 
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 8+
 
LEARNING
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Western, horror, and superhero items in varied expansion.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(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)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)

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