Game Reviews

age 10+
LEARNING
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(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)
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age 13+
LEARNING
City building game focuses on green communities.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Plant-shop sim slyly gets kids to learn and apply genetics.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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age 8+
LEARNING
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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age 15+
LEARNING
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Addictive, globe-trotting guessing game gets kids thinking.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Cartoony learning adventure about ancient Mayan culture.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 13+
LEARNING
World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
age 18+
LEARNING
Bloody American Revolution-themed RPG with female assassin.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 18+
LEARNING
Gruesome sci-fi shooter is best suited for grown-up players.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
age 11+
LEARNING
Fast-paced matching game helps kids understand immigration.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
age 11+
LEARNING
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
age 11+
LEARNING
Quick, feel-good tour of the presidency.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2010)
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age 10+
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
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age 12+
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)