Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(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)
age 4+
LEARNING
Excellent pet simulator combines animal care and adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 6+
LEARNING
Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
age 10+
LEARNING
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(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)
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 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)
csm_game
age 8+
LEARNING
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 9+
LEARNING
Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
age 14+
LEARNING
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)

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