Tagged: historical

Screenshot from 1000 Miglia

1000 Miglia Racing category

1000 Miglia succeeds as a capsule for an important piece of automotive history but mostly fails as a fun racing game.

Screenshot from Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness

Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness Strategy category

Muriel Tramis’s slave rebellion strategy game confronts history with a cathartic rage never encountered in games – and it came out in the 80s.

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guide upends the digital encyclopedia model by showing the relations between articles, even if its information is out-of-date.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 Noir: A Shadowy Thriller

Noir: A Shadowy Thriller Adventure category

Noir recreates the world of a generic 1940s detective story with incredible production values and the genre’s trademark convoluted plotting.

Screenshot from Trans-Con!

Lionel Trains Presents: Trans-Con! Educational category

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.

Screenshot from Wrath of the Gods

Wrath of the Gods Adventure categoryEducational category

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.