Game Reviews

csm_game
age 11+
 
Addictive but slightly flawed arcade shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One
(2015)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Side-scroller with mild blood revels in old-school action.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
age 11+
 
Cartoonishly violent brawler very deep and engaging.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
Terrific handheld transition for classic fighting game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Sci-fi adventure tale with some twists and a few problems.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
Traditional tower defense gets some engaging twists.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Fun puzzler with challenging conundrums, super role models.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Thought-provoking game tackles plight of Mexican migrants.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Molecular puzzler is smart but a bit bland.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Fun action/adventure for kids has lots of cartoon violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
Simple arcade shooter with light sci-fi violence, no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Keep hotel guests happy with heat transfer.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
This year's fun hockey sim shows a more aggressive game.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2013)
csm_game
age 11+
 
LEARNING
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)

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