Game Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This 3-D adventure is original, charming, and highly entertaining. It lets kids play in a virtual paper world and then reconstruct parts of it in the real world.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fun interactive game uses augmented reality to make dinosaurs come alive and appear to be roaming your living room.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This terrific city-simulation game teaches kids about pollution and the environment and empowers them to come up with smart solutions. 
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids cook up fun foods and plenty of math skills.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This expansion packs a powerful punch to the already outstanding Civilization V by making it even more educational.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This clever game teaches kids about cancer and its treatments by putting the information inside six engaging games.
csm_game
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
csm_game
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A fantastic mystery mixed with more than 100 brainteasers makes for an armchair sleuth's dream.
csm_game
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This software package does a great job of instructing kids on how to make art in a no-fail environment.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids jump into the TV show to learn about animals in this new way of interacting with a Nat Geo show.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids can play a wildly creative platformer and then learn how to make their own games.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
csm_game
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Games, treasure, and free exploration = swashbuckling fun.
csm_game
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad2, Leapster Explorer
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
An unstructured experience of beauty, originality, and emotion that's as powerful as a beautifully written poem.
csm_game
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This fantastic expansion to the top-rated Civilization V game adds religion into the historic mix.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This computer game makes practicing 6th grade math fun.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dragons, princesses, and math make this game a hoot to play.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
With vampires inside old castles, kids practice math by playing an exciting adventure.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Using 4th grade math facts is the key to winning this exciting adventure game.
csm_game
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2011)

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