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I have been a gamer for a while and I have been more and more interested in finding games that are useful sources of information. It has been hard to find actual educational games rather than just simple counting games for kids. Here is a list of games I found that I recommend and what they teach. Please note that while some of these are simulators, others are not realistic but happen to have a specific educational aspect to them and I explain what that aspect is.


Game

Teaches:

World of Guns (available on Steam)

Weapon operation and structure.

To a lesser degree also car mechanics.

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 (available on Steam)

Minimal understanding of car parts…very minimal though.

Flight Simulator game series (available on Steam)

Flying a plane

Rocksmith 2014 (available on Steam)

Playing guitar, if you are into playing other artists’ songs and ready to spend the money this game requires.

X Plane game series (available on Steam)

Flying a plane

Euro Truck Simulator 2 (available on Steam)

Good basic truck driving simulator, compatible with wheel, clutch and manual transmission controllers.

Chessmaster game series

Chess

Assassin’s Creed 1. 2 and 3 (available on Steam)

The appearance and brief history of a number of important historic buildings (though you have to make an effort to learn it and the information does not stick in memory).

Eve Online (available on Steam)

Basic economics (in an entertaining way) but you have to seek out that knowledge and it takes a long time for little experience.

The Typing of the Dead (available on Steam)

Quickens your typing

Total War game series (available on Steam)

Basic strategy of ancient warfare

Silent Hunter III and IV

Submarine operation



RECOMMENDED EDUCATIONAL GAMES