Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
 
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Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
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Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
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Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 6+
 
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Mickey meets Animal Crossing in fun, gentle life-simulator.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 12+
 
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History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 7+
 
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Simple but mostly fun pet-care simulator safe for kids.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 8+
 
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Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
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Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
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Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
csm_game
age 15+
 
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Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
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Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
age 15+
 
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Let your Sims relive earlier eras with this decent add-on.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
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Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
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Build your own amusement park on Facebook with your friends.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
age 9+
 
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Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 13+
 
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Film-based 3D building sim encourages Facebook friending.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
 
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Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
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Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 9+
 
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Fun, accessible cooking sim teaches international dishes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 15+
 
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Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)

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