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.
A bizarre story about a writing program that was reportedly sabotaged by a rogue programmer and the questions that raises about educational software.
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.
Fun courses and tricky challenges are no substitute for actually learning geometry, but The Geometric Golfer at least gets you comfortably familiar with transformations.
Edmark’s storytelling program uses believable, educational settings – which is perfect for making creative mischief.
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.
The third game in the Dr. Brain series is quite fun because of its multi-subject education – not in spite of it.
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guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.
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!
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.