Game Reviews

csm_game
age 9+
 
Fun puzzle game has dark, slightly gory play.
Platforms: Windows, iPhone
(2015)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Short puzzler tasks players to program robots, fix factory.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun recreations of classic pinball games.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One, iPhone, iPod
(2015)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Charming, melodic, and genre-bending game for kids, adults.
Platforms: Facebook, PlayStation Vita, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Compelling mix of popular online world and card gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Train dragons, learn science in top-notch MMO for kids.
Platforms: Facebook, Google+, Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Excellent pro basketball sim now with 1992 Dream Team.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Harder to play than FIFA, but still great pitch competition.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Fine physics puzzler doesn't stand out in crowded genre.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2012)
age 10+
 
Camera-based creature collection game with mild violence.
Platforms: PSP
(2011)
age 13+
 
Fighting game lets players act out Naruto anime battles.
Platforms: PSP
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Stellar hoops sim honors league's legends.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2011)
csm_game
age 8+
 
One of the best (and best-looking) sports simulations.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 2
(2011)
age 14+
 
Sci-fi role-playing game features anime and some violence.
Platforms: PSP
(2011)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Great pro football sim, now with concussion support.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2011)
age 9+
 
Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 12+
 
Complex RPG with mild violence, mature themes.
Platforms: PSP
(2011)

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