Game Reviews

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Farm sim is a bumper crop of repetition and frustration.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzler with a great female protagonist, clever conundrums.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Dragon Quest Builders 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 9+
Terrific building game with positive messages and teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2019)
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Offworld Trading Company [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Into the Stars [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 14+
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Quandary [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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FIFA 16 [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Female soccer stars join fantastic yearly sports sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Tearaway Unfolded [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Fun creative puzzler almost as good as original Vita game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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Infinifactory [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Son of Nor [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 12+
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Math Blaster [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 13+
Early math game limited by age requirements, ads, lag.
Platforms: Facebook
(2015)
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Gravity Ghost [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful puzzler explores life, death, and relationships.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Infinite Scuba [node:content-type] 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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Defenders of Time [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 14+
Complex tower defense game lacks tutorial, online players.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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VTech InnoTab Software - Pixar Play [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 4+
Movie-based games amuse; light on learning content, fun.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2014)
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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee -- New 'n' Tasty [node:content-type] 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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Space Run [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 11+
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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