Game Reviews

age 12+
 
Historical strategy with new twist on medieval combat.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 12+
 
Clunky strategy plods along without challenge, fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 14+
 
Turn-based strategy explores space colonization, warfare.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Micromanaging play adds little to average strategy title.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
age 10+
 
LEARNING
Classic evocative space strategy promotes tactical planning.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
csm_game
age 9+
 
LEARNING
Cute graphics lessen violence in puzzle-solving game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
Complex tower defense game lacks tutorial, online players.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 13+
 
Micromanaging galactic sim adds frustration, loses tactics.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 13+
 
Historic strategy title has violent battle, few innovations.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Cuddly game teaches hygiene and health with stuffed friends.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
age 4+
 
There's no hidden swan in this weak mini-game collection.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
age 14+
 
LEARNING
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2013)
csm_game
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Cute but wordy preschool game has lots of activities.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Huge cast of Nick Jr. stars jump platforms and do some math.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Making music with Elmo and Abby is educational and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
(2012)
age 13+
 
Real-time strategy, war game is challenging, rewarding.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
age 13+
 
LEARNING
Classic real-time-strategy game now online with great charm.
Platforms: Windows
(2011)
age 9+
 
Decent real-time strategy, different from most LEGO games.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2011)
age 4+
 
LEARNING
Fantastic, fun math game baked into a cooking sim.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
age 4+
 
Control flaws mar an otherwise decent preschool adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)

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