Game Reviews

age 8+
 
LEARNING
Provocative third-person adventure fights bigotry, hatred.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 13+
 
LEARNING
Fantasy war game is violent but promotes teamwork, strategy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Cunning puzzler delivers beauty, challenge, and peace.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Complex tower defense game lacks tutorial, online players.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 9+
 
LEARNING
Cute graphics lessen violence in puzzle-solving game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Smart, pretty puzzler may get kids thinking about science.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Role-playing tale explores family, but weak plot falls flat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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age 12+
 
LEARNING
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Creative vehicle builder a bit rough around the edges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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age 14+
 
LEARNING
Violent, bleak survival game has new look at horrors of war.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Short puzzler tasks players to program robots, fix factory.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
age 12+
 
LEARNING
Challenging turn-based strategy game with skeleton warriors.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Witty story with memorable characters and good message.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Sym
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Clever puzzler addresses social anxiety disorder.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)

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