Game Reviews

age 10+
 
LEARNING
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Diving game aims to teach but runs out of air.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Tech-focused sci-fi puzzler challenges, makes players think.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Enhanced version of mature, violent adventure game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
LEARNING
City building game focuses on green communities.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Plant-shop sim slyly gets kids to learn and apply genetics.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Expansion to a violent and mature strategy sci-fi game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Hunger Games-like death match with mech shooters.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Mediocre sci-fi shooter doesn't do much for the series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Exceptional storytelling, but lots of violence, profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Intriguing sci-fi game has sex, violence, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
csm_game
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Kids learn environmental consciousness in this MMOG.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
csm_game
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Violent, bloody first-person shooter has sex and drugs.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
age 18+
 
LEARNING
Bloody Revolutionary War adventure best for mature gamers.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2012)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)

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