Game Reviews

csm_game
age 14+
Teen adventure on deserted isle is engaging, yet mysterious.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun, safe tennis game good for social play but lacks depth.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
age 10+
Amusing but flawed short brawler for fans of the TV series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
Use resources, strategy, skills to repel invading monsters.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Puzzle adventure has weak plot, redundant levels.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Build an epic crossover story brick by (expensive) brick.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 14+
Engaging social strategy game gently addresses adult themes.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
Satirical RPG endorses peaceful conflict resolution.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 16+
Adventure about making people happy is very confusing.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
High-flying arcade shooter grounded by difficulty, gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 9+
Octopus-out-of-water tale has a lot of gravity, confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
Short, disappointing expansion adds little to original game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
Remake blurs line between nostalgic, outdated.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 14+
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
Short adventure captivates with puzzles, intriguing story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 13+
Funny, clever, socially inclusive dating simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 7+
LEARNING
Fun party game with mild violence promotes socialization.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)

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