Game Reviews

The Sims 4: Cottage Living Game Poster Image
age 13+
Farm-focused expansion has welcome sustainable living theme.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
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The Oregon Trai‪l‬ (Apple Arcade Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Stellar (and more accurate) reboot of a simulation classic.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2021)
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Democracy 4 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Cold, calculated simulation of the political machine.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition Game Poster Image
age 8+
Whole lot of building fun in one package.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2020)
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Moving Out Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun co-op sim is appropriate for all ages, skill levels.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Planet Zoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deep, attractive, fun zoo sim has some tech issues.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Jurassic World Evolution Game Poster Image
age 10+
Deep theme park simulation has deadly exhibits.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Game Poster Image
age 10+
Revamped animal/business sim great for new audiences.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator Game Poster Image
age 8+
Caffeine-focused sim runs out of energy with slow pacing.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Birthdays the Beginning Game Poster Image
age 10+
Entertaining, simplified sim looks at the evolution of life.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Eagle Flight Game Poster Image
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age 10+
VR adventure lets you fly, but repetition clips your wings.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Stardew Valley Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers Game Poster Image
age 13+
Social game has positive habitat conservation message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
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FarmVille Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Popular farming sim needs Facebook friends or cash to grow.
Platforms: Facebook
(2009)
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