Game Reviews

age 11+
LEARNING
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 13+
Deep war game requires brain as well as (moderate) brawn.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2010)
age 10+
Fun puzzler may be too challenging for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 14+
Unique strategy game has a sometimes nasty sense of humor.
Platforms: PSP
(2010)
age 17+
Gripping but gruesome mystery, appropriate for older teens.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows
(2010)
age 7+
LEARNING
Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 8+
Toy-and-cartoon spinoff provides surprisingly brainy fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 10+
Good strategy game with questionable use of alcohol.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 13+
Strategy game features frequent but mostly tame violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
age 9+
New classic beat-the-clock game, now connected to Facebook.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 14+
Strategy game with some profanity, violence, & open chat.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
csm_game
age 9+
Pace might be too fast for some in this cooking game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
csm_game
age 8+
Great chess instructor, but a demanding opponent.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 10+
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 12+
Strategy game spin-off of popular trading card game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
age 8+
Shallow card/strategy game promotes the Bakugan brand.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
age 8+
Cooking sim still fun, with new modes and 80 new recipes.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
csm_game
age 15+
Sophisticated, deep city builder lets players be tyrants.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 7+
Online battle game is free to play but costs to upgrade.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)

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