Game Reviews

Everest VR Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging virtual reality sim a short, one-time experience.
Platforms: HTC Vive
(2016)
Stardew Valley Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Into the Stars Game Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
Punch Club Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Retro fighter is repetitive, confusing, and boring.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
ScreamRide Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
The Long Dark Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Social game has positive habitat conservation message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Funky Barn 3D Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
DualPenSports Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Sports game's unique two-stylus control works well.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2011)
Algodoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
Peanuts: It's the Big Game, Charlie Brown! Game Poster Image
age 6+
Simple baseball sim wrapped up in fun adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)