Six Great Games to Help You Learn While You Play
The back-to-school season is here and with it, a yearly reminder that there are as many ways to learn as there are fish in the sea. Learning from a Ubisoft News story. And here’s another tidbit: you can learn from video games as well! From exploring open worlds and learning about ancient cultures to playing with the building blocks of computer code and economic systems, the six games below are some of our favorite educational games available now at the Ubisoft store.
Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed
While Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey let you fight massive battles, hunt mercenaries, and unravel vast conspiracies, Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt and Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece strip away the combat and story and let you explore their massive open worlds in peace at your own pace. Ancient Egypt and Greece are turned into living museums with guided audio tours that offer fascinating facts and insights into culture, religion, architecture, daily life, and more. Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece ups the ante by adding tour guides, discoverable facts, customization options, and optional quizzes so you can test your knowledge.
Intrigued by the idea of making video games? Rabbids Coding is a free game that teaches the basics of programming and computer logic. expertise to a space station (who would bring Rabbids to a space station??) and now you have the unenviable task of cleaning up after them through the power of a mind control helmet, a floating robot, some futuristic washing machines, and computer programming. Designed for beginners, this free game teaches basic coding concepts in a fun and playful environment.
All of the greatest cities in the history of the world started with dirt and a dream. You, too, can have your own dirt dream as you work your way towards transforming a simple outpost of sheep farms into a massive city that’s the envy of the world in Anno 1800.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Portrayed in a lovingly designed comic-book style, the game tells a heart-wrenching story about the horrors of war, specifically World War I. The story unfolds around Emile, a Frenchman drafted into the army to fight the Germans who is eventually captured by the Germans only to be rescued by an unlikely friend. Emile’s harrowing journey and encounters with people he meets along the way are interspersed with facts and clips about the actual war, lest you think his stories are too horrific to be true.
Strategy Essentials Collection
If there’s one simple rule to follow in life, it’s that you can never have too many strategy games. The Strategy Essentials Collection offers six games – Heroes of Might and Magic 5, Dawn of Discovery – Gold Edition, Settlers 6 – Gold Edition, From Dust, Imperialism, and Silent Hunter 3 – each with their own takes on the genre (some may be more simulation than strategy, but who’s counting). On the other side of the strategy spectrum you have From Dust, a “god game” where you can literally shape the world and affect the lives of its inhabitants with every choice you make (do be careful with the lava).
Sep 29, 2020 at 22:40