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Top 10 "Non-Educational" Educational Games

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How it's educational

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure

Release Date: October 23, 2007

Genre: Adventure/Puzzle

Publisher: Capcom

Developer: Capcom

Platforms:  Wii

Description: Players must solve puzzles to reach treasure 


Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Release Date: November 05, 2007

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Publisher: Activision

Developer: Infinity Ward

Platforms:  Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, Cell, Intel Mac

Description: Places players in a simulated war environment set during the current time period.



Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Release Date: October 17, 2005

Genre: Turn Based Strategy

Publisher: Nintendo

Developer: Intelligent Systems

Platform: Gamecube

Description: Places players in a war with a medieval fantasy setting. Players must devise strategies to end up on top in battle.




Release Date: June 6, 1984
Genre: Puzzle
Developer: Alexey Pajitnov
Platforms: Game Boy, Mac, NES, PC, numerous others

Description: Rotate and drop falling blocks in order to complete and clear lines and avoid filling the screen.


Rock Band

Release Date: November 20, 2007

Genre: Music

Publisher: MTV Games

Developer: Harmonix

Platforms: PS3, Wii, X360, PS2

Description: Perform on your own or with friends as a band playing popular rock songs.


Animal Crossing
  • Earn money and use money effectively to better lifestyle 
  • Improve town with money
  • Learn
    • Economics
    • Time management
    • Interior design
Roller Coaster Tycoon
  • Economic simulation game
  • Manage park and funds
  • Goal: attract customers
  • May learn to manage customer satisfaction- design roller coasters based on excitement, intesity, nausea
  • Variance in the park
  • Falling-block, puzzle game
  • Think of combinations
  • Solve puzzles using any real world object 
  • Helpful for spelling
  • May improve problem solving
  • May improve vocabulary
  • May improve creative thinking - rewards creative solutions to problems
Grand Theft Auto
  • Driving school
  • Learning maps
Cooking Mama
  • Simple
  • Participate in cooking mini-games
  • Strong ability to develop a sense of how recipies are put together
    • Not point of the game
      • Never have to memorize sequences for recipies
      • Always given ingredients
  • Learn timing issues with cooking
  • May learn more about cooking
  • Learn how to take care of a dog
  • Ability learn from experience and apply to real world - raising a dog
    • Don't have consequences
Scorched Earth  
The Sims  
World of Goo  
Little Big Planet  



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