Category: Educational

Screenshot from Dinosaur Predators

Dinosaur Predators Educational categoryStrategy category

As an educational tool about dinosaurs, this game is limited by its strategic shortcomings. As a strategy game, it’s held back by its adherence to science.

Screenshot from Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest

Eyewitness Virtual Reality Earth Quest Educational categorySoftware category

Inspired by CD-ROM adventure games, Dorling Kindersley’s virtual museum of earth science is like an encyclopedia blown up into a colossal educational destination.

Title screen from The Geometric Golfer

The Geometric Golfer Educational categoryMacintosh categorySports category

Fun courses and tricky challenges are no substitute for actually learning geometry, but The Geometric Golfer at least gets you comfortably familiar with transformations.

Screenshot from Imagination Express – Destination: Neighborhood

Imagination Express Educational categorySoftware category

Edmark’s storytelling program uses believable, educational settings – which is perfect for making creative mischief.

Screenshot from Imagynasium

Imagynasium Educational categorySoftware category

Unlike so many other digital art studios for kids, Imagynasium‘s playfully limited collage world wants to figure out what drives you to the creative process and how to keep you there.

Screenshot from The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain

The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain Educational categoryPuzzle category

The third game in the Dr. Brain series is quite fun ‌because of its multi-subject education ‌– not in spite of it.

Title screen from Microsoft Dinosaurs

Microsoft Dinosaurs Educational categorySoftware category

Microsoft Home’s Jurassic reference guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.

Screenshot from Secret Writer's Society

Secret Writer’s Society and the worst bug ever Educational category

This rote educational writing game has a huge problem that causes the text-to-speech voice to read a list of obscenities. After the game has been lost for 20 years, I got a copy of it, and now you can play it too!

Screenshot from SimHealth

SimHealth Educational categorySimulation category

A product of Maxis’s former business simulation division, SimHealth embodies the potential and danger of using games as educational tools for public policy and debate.

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