Game Reviews

csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 8+
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)
age 9+
LEARNING
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
age 9+
LEARNING
Revived version of classic amusement park sim is still fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
csm_game
age 14+
LEARNING
Managing the farm makes financial literacy fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
age 12+
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)