Game Reviews

age 14+
 
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fantasy war game is violent but promotes teamwork, strategy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Super fun, creative Tolkien/Lego mashup promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Jeopardy-style trivia drills social studies facts.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Limited story, forced purchases hamper kid-friendly MMO.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun platformer with a lovely story about friendship.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
FEMA-sponsored game teaches about disaster preparedness.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Gorgeous, nostalgic, but sadly frustrating Disney adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 15+
 
LEARNING
Excellent fantasy RPG is too bloody for younger players.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
age 16+
 
LEARNING
New, cute panda-like race packs a punch into violent WoW.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
age 5+
 
LEARNING
Great first video game adventure for young princess lovers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Gorgeous sidescroller with some violence, tough platforming.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows, Mac
(2011)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
TV-based sci-fi combat MMO is about blasting spaceships.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)

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