Game Reviews

Grounded Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Size matters in this backyard survival adventure.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Game Poster Image
age 10+
Farm sim is a bumper crop of repetition and frustration.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Game Poster Image
age 11+
Major expansion improves already fantastic world simulator.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2019)
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Fitness Boxing Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Rhythmic fitness game packs a strong punch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Educational world simulator is a perfect fit for Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Madden NFL 19 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
New season of football tackles fun, improved gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Jurassic World Evolution Game Poster Image
age 10+
Deep theme park simulation has deadly exhibits.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Game Poster Image
age 10+
World sim expansion helps foster kids' love of history.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Game Poster Image
age 8+
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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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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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Well-tuned adventure has charming characters and fun combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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ScreamRide Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Roller coaster sim has thrills; controls full of bumps.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Infinite Scuba Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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The Talos Principle Game Poster Image
age 10+
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Long Dark Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Very challenging survival simulation has moderate violence.
Platforms: 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, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gardening sim is cute but doesn't dig deep enough.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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