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guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.
Birds are all around us, and birds are very pretty. This virtual cross-country birding adventure does a great job teaching those two facts to kids.
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, 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.
Time Warp seasons the Dr. Brain formula with historical action games that, while thematically sound, are arguably a step back in quality.
Lionel’s game about the Transcontinental Railroad is the logical follow-up to The Oregon Trail, both chronologically and in terms of how much it draws from history.
In a big departure for MECC’s Munchers series, the spinoff Troggle Trouble Math is like a math dungeon crawler, with a story and structure that can fit a variety of math activities.
You have to admire the ambition and scope of an edutainment game that covers the entire pantheon of Greek legend and, weathering its constantly messy design and acting, sort of achieves its goals.