Game Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun version of the iconic board game -- with extra modes.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Short but emotionally powerful story told without words.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly soccer sim with advanced graphics, physics.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Family-friendly Madden packs defensive punch for this year.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Rich village simulation teaches core-standards math.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids steer exotic cars around tracks -- with open chat.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Plant-shop sim slyly gets kids to learn and apply genetics.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Not too different from last year, but a stellar soccer sim.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dramatic and affecting puzzler about alcoholism and abuse.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Digital remake of brilliant board game best for Catan vets.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Quality courtroom sim uses real cases to teach argument.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2009)