Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Vexing puzzler is safe for kids but could prove frustrating.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Short but emotionally powerful story told without words.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
AI-centric puzzler with dark atmosphere, some violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Frustration-free hidden object adventure offers ample hints.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fossil focused science game leaves too much hidden.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Animal-themed typing practice stuck in rote learning rut.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Limited story, forced purchases hamper kid-friendly MMO.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 16+
 
LEARNING
New, cute panda-like race packs a punch into violent WoW.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Great first video game adventure for young princess lovers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun but tricky puzzler provides players little guidance.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Ocean explorer looks great but bores quickly.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Fine physics puzzler doesn't stand out in crowded genre.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Legislative sim in the iCivics series lacks engagement.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2010)
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Informative history title is more text than game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)

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