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The best educational games

Educational software programs are a peculiar kind of programs of various genres made with the intent of teaching. Gameplay, graphics and sound are still important aspects of educationals, but the main goal of the developer is to teach the player something: math, history, ecology, anything! Some educationals are created with a young audience in mind, other programs are aimed to a broader audience and appeal to adult gamers too: The Oregon Trail, Mario Teaches Typing and the Carmen Sandiego series are perfect examples of educational games.

Most popular educational games

The Oregon Trail
simulationDOS
Lego Loco
simulationWindows XP/98/95
mathcad2-01

Math Cad 2.5

DOS19894.3/5
orbiter-01

Orbiter

DOSMac19864.3/5 Spectrum HoloByte
super-solvers-spellbound-03

Super Solvers: Spellbound!

DOS19914.3/5 The Learning Company
sim-earth-3

SimEarth

DOSWindows 3.x19904.2/5 Maxis
SimEarth is a simulation in which you can shape and mold a planet in almost every way you can imagine. In SimEarth our planet is simulated as a whole: life, climate, atmosphere are all aspects of a single Gaia-like Earth. SimEarth can be played in two modes: game and experimental. In game mode, you have to to develop (and preserve) Earth with limit...
oregontrail-2

The Oregon Trail

DOS19904.2/5 MECC
carmen-sandiego-world-01

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19854.2/5 Broderbund
oregon-trail-deluxe-04

The Oregon Trail Deluxe

DOS19924.1/5 MECC
spacesimulator-3

Microsoft Space Simulator

DOS19944.1/5 The Bruce Artwick Organization
lego-loco-04

Lego Loco

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Intelligent Games
mixedupfaery-1

Mixed-up Fairy Tales

DOS19914.1/5 Sierra On-Line
wheretimecarmensandiego-1

Where in time is Carmen Sandiego?

DOS19894.1/5 Broderbund
beauty-and-the-beast-02

Beauty and the Beast

DOS19924.1/5 Infogrames
bushbuck-04

Bush Buck: Global Treasure Hunter

DOS19914.1/5 Pc globe
super-solvers-treasure-cove-03

Super Solvers: Treasure Cove

DOS19924.1/5 The Learning Company
timequest-01

Timequest

DOS1991protected4.1/5 Legend Entertainment
atomix-1

Atomix

DOS19904.1/5 Softtouch
Super_Solvers_-_Gizmos__Gadgets-2

Super Solvers: Gizmos & Gadgets

DOS19934.1/5 The Learning Company
eco-quest-1-01

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

DOS19914.1/5 Sierra On-Line
eagleeyemystlondon-4

Eagle Eye Mysteries in London

DOS19944/5 Stormfront Studios
eco-quest-2-02

EcoQuest 2: Lost Secret of the Rainforest

DOS19934/5 Sierra On-Line
mariotyping-1

Mario Teaches Typing

DOSMac19924/5 Interplay Productions
peppers-adventures-in-time-2

Pepper's Adventures in Time

DOS19934/5 Sierra On-Line
follow-the-reader-02

Follow the Reader

DOS19924/5 Disney Software
eagle-eye-mysteries1-01

Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original

DOS19934/5 Stormfront Studios
gumboots-australia-02

Gumboots Australia

DOS19904/5 Reckon Software
pc-globe-01

PC Globe 5

DOS19874/5 Broderbund
whereeuropecarmen-2

Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego?

DOSMac19884/5 Broderbund