Game Reviews

Offworld Trading Company Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
LEARNING
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
Sid Meier's Starships Game Poster Image
age 10+
LEARNING
Accessible, action-heavy space strategy with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
Wildstar Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
LEARNING
Colorful, fun yet violent, sexualized sci-fi fantasy world.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
XCOM: Enemy Within Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Expansion to a violent and mature strategy sci-fi game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2013)
Lost Planet 3 Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
LEARNING
Mediocre sci-fi shooter doesn't do much for the series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Saints Row IV Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 18+
LEARNING
Over-the-top alien bloodfest for mature audiences.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
Gears of War: Judgment Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Bloody sci-fi shoot 'em up is laced with profanity.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2013)
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Game Poster Image
age 14+
LEARNING
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Poptropica Adventures Game Poster Image
age 7+
LEARNING
Popular virtual world now on handheld; has good role models.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Thrilling sci-fi strategy game with violence and gore.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2012)
Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
Quandary Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Decision-making sim shows that choices have shades of gray.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
Endless Space Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 12+
LEARNING
Tough, fresh strategy game is like Civilization in space.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
Resistance: Burning Skies Game Poster Image
age 18+
LEARNING
Gruesome sci-fi shooter is best suited for grown-up players.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
Battleship Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
LEARNING
Lackluster action game with some tactical elements.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2012)