Game Reviews

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Epic fantasy MMO expansion vastly improves gameplay, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
Son of Nor Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
Lego Minifigures Online Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun, team-oriented Lego brick battler has pressure to buy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Strife Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 13+
LEARNING
Fantasy war game is violent but promotes teamwork, strategy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
Lego The Hobbit Game Poster Image
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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)
Social Studies Quiz Game Show Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Jeopardy-style trivia drills social studies facts.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
LEGO Legends of Chima Online Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Pets vs Monsters Game Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Limited story, forced purchases hamper kid-friendly MMO.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2013)
Thomas Was Alone Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun platformer with a lovely story about friendship.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2013)
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
Disaster Hero Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
FEMA-sponsored game teaches about disaster preparedness.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Cool School: Where Peace Rules Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Game Poster Image
age 9+
LEARNING
Gorgeous, nostalgic, but sadly frustrating Disney adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2012)
Torchlight II Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Excellent fantasy RPG is too bloody for younger players.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Game Poster Image
age 16+
LEARNING
New, cute panda-like race packs a punch into violent WoW.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure Game Poster Image
age 5+
LEARNING
Great first video game adventure for young princess lovers.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows, Mac
(2012)

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