Game Reviews

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Taken Charge Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Computer-skills adventure stalled by high difficulty, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Card Hunter Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Cross-genre tactics game has Dungeons & Dragons charm.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Traverser Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Physics puzzler has great female hero but feels incomplete.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Windward Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Sym Game Poster Image
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Sym
age 10+
LEARNING
Clever puzzler addresses social anxiety disorder.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Hero Generations Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Role-playing tale explores family, but weak plot falls flat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Son of Nor Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Sid Meier's Starships Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Gravity Ghost Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
VTech InnoTab Software - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Learning adventure has Turtles, math, vocab but no focus.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
This War of Mine Game Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Sneaky Sneaky Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Cute graphics lessen violence in puzzle-solving game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Defenders of Time Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Complex tower defense game lacks tutorial, online players.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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)
Autocraft Game Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
TRI: Of Friendship and Madness Game Poster Image
age 8+
LEARNING
Cunning puzzler delivers beauty, challenge, and peace.
Platforms: Linux, 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)
Strife Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Fantasy war game is violent but promotes teamwork, strategy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)

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