When the world ponders the thought of education in video games, they think of boring games, things on tablets for kids, or classics such as Where in the World is Carmen San Diego and Oregon Trail. However, there are so many games out there that actually changed the way players think in
great ways, making them use parts of their brains they had a hard time figuring out in math or even history class. Simply put, games educate – even the ones you never thought could. In this list, we take a look at six games that educated gamers in ways they never expected and made them better informed and more intelligent than they were before playing.

SPIDER-MAN 2 Why It’s Educational: New York City gets millions upon millions of tourists every year, but for millions more – the thought of going to The Big Apple is a dream never accomplished. Activision’s Spider-Man 2, originally released…

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Patrick Hickey Jr. Patrick Hickey Jr. (324 Posts)

Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReviewFix.com and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the late-Examiner.com