Game Reviews

AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
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Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This Nancy Drew mystery is a high point in a series that's already full of fantastic titles. It's got it all: a great story, challenging puzzles, and a terrific setting.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sci-fi-themed adventure more about exploration than combat.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Time-traveling expansion gives base game futuristic look.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Uninspired building game gets old quickly.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Smartly written adventure immersed in adult themes, content.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Balance ambition and political obligations in government sim
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun online adventure with mild safety and spending concerns.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Stellar NBA basketball sim is slam-dunk family fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Keep hotel guests happy with heat transfer.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fossil focused science game leaves too much hidden.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Windows
(2013)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Crime, violence, sex, drugs, and alcohol = not for kids.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Imaginative driving game with something for all ages.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cross-genre tactics game has Dungeons & Dragons charm.
csm_game
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Western, horror, and superhero items in varied expansion.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Compelling war strategy game combines brains with brawn.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)

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