Game Reviews

Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Sym Game Poster Image
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Sym
age 10+
Clever puzzler addresses social anxiety disorder.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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This War of Mine Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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A Bird Story Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Short but emotionally powerful story told without words.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Last Tinker: City of Colors Game Poster Image
age 8+
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee -- New 'n' Tasty Game Poster Image
age 13+
Smart, tough remake of classic, message-driven platformer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Unrest Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Choices come with consequences in pensive, story-driven RPG.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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NumberShire Game Poster Image
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age 5+
Rich village simulation teaches core-standards math.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
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The Migrant Trail Game Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Banner Saga Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Great strategy game with rich fantasy mythology.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Crazy Plant Shop Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Plant-shop sim slyly gets kids to learn and apply genetics.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Game Poster Image
age 11+
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Papers, Please Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Sims 3: Island Paradise Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion pack adds underwater exploration, resort building.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Cool School: Where Peace Rules Game Poster Image
age 5+
Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Sims 3: Seasons Game Poster Image
age 15+
Expansion pack encourages outdoor activities all year long.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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