Game Reviews

age 14+
 
LEARNING
Complex tower defense game lacks tutorial, online players.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
Retro graphics hide a deceptively challenging, fun game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
Throwback arcade shooter fun but has weak story, visuals.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Cartoonishly violent shooter challenges and frustrates.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
Fascinating adventure only held back by some hard puzzles.
Platforms: Mac
(2014)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Cunning puzzler delivers beauty, challenge, and peace.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Micromanaging galactic sim adds frustration, loses tactics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 18+
 
Face hard choices in brutal post-apocalyptic RPG adventure.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
City building gets a new lease on life on a distant planet.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fantasy war game is violent but promotes teamwork, strategy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Inventive and challenging puzzler has quirky humor.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Choices come with consequences in pensive, story-driven RPG.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)

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