Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(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
Choices come with consequences in pensive, story-driven RPG.
csm_game
Platforms: 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
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Frustration-free hidden object adventure offers ample hints.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
City building game focuses on green communities.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Plant-shop sim slyly gets kids to learn and apply genetics.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This terrific city-simulation game teaches kids about pollution and the environment and empowers them to come up with smart solutions. 
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Jeopardy-style trivia drills social studies facts.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This Nancy Drew mystery is a high point in a series that's already full of fantastic titles. It's got it all: a great story, challenging puzzles, and a terrific setting.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fabulous Agatha Christie-style mystery for teens and up.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Addictive, globe-trotting guessing game gets kids thinking.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)

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