Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Games

COTS Health-Related Games

These include: Laser Surgeon, Life and Death I and II, Microsurgeon, Virtual Surgeon, Combat Medic, Theme Hospital, Sim Health, Epidemic, Microcosm, Alter Ego, Mind Mirror, Emergency Room, Emergency, and Emergency EMT. 

COTS History Games

These games can be useful in helping students understand the periods involved.

They include: Civilization III, Cleopatra, Pharaoh, Caesar III, Viking Invasion, Medieval Total War, Rampage Across Britain, Stronghold Crusader, The Age of Kings, The New World, The Age of Empires, Austerlitz, Gettysburg, Waterloo, Antietam, The Rise of Nations, and Qin. 

COTS Job Simulation Games

Games which simulate various jobs and occupations.

These include: Emergency Room, Emergency, Emergency EMT, and Vet Emergency 

COTS Resource Management (Tycoon-style) Games

These include: Airport Tycoon, Casino Tycoon, Cruise Ship Tycoon, Big Biz Tycoon, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Mall Tycoon, Railroad Tycoon, School Tycoon, Startup, Theme Park Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, and Restaurant Empire.

Commercial Educational Games

Math Evolver: Virus Origin 

Players will embark on a fully 3D, first-person action-adventure that has them trying to infiltrate a research facility. Targeted at kids in sixth through ninth grades, the game’s five missions will incorporate key algebraic concepts and lessons

Non Commercial Educational Games

Calculation Nation

Upper elementary and middle grades math curriculum, students play online math strategy games that allow them to learn about fractions, factors, multiples, symmetry and more, as well as practice important skills like basic multiplication and calculating area

Lure of the Labyrinth

Students progress through three sections, or "wings." Each is related to a different math strand that is part of a the typical pre-algebra curriculum

Tate Kids - Games

Art education games for  5-7s, 8-10s and 10s and over

The Great Flu 

Pandemic virus game 

The Visible Body

A human body exploration tool  

Food Force 2


Is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the stone age to the space age.

Quest Atlantis / Atlantis Remixed

Help students understand social studies, environmental concerns, current events, and scientific standards.

Discover Babylon

Uses sophisticated video gaming strategies and realistic digital environments to engage the learner in challenges and mysteries that can only be solved through developing an understanding of Mesopotamian society, business practices, and trade.


Is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonisation, and similar to Civilisation. The objective of the game is to create an independent nation.

Tropical America

A journey to unravel the mysteries of the Americas. Developed in collaboration with Los Angeles artists, teachers, writers and high school students, the game features a bilingual, thematic gameplay, accompanied by an online database of edu-resources.

The History Canada Game

Understand social forces surrounding Canadian history since 1534. Modification of Civilisation III

3rd World Farmer

It aims at simulating the real-world mechanisms that cause and sustain poverty in 3rd World countries. In the game, the player gets to manage an African farm, and is soon confronted with the often difficult choices that poverty and conflict necessitate.

Real Life Simulations

That let you experience life as, for example, a peasant farmer in Bangladesh, a factory worker in Brazil, a policeman in Nigeria, a lawyer in the US, or a computer operator in Poland, among others.

Stop Disasters

The online game aims at teaching people on how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. Multiple languages. Good teacher resources.

The POD Game

Dispense drugs and medical advice to people during an emergency. Using this game, you can enhance your efforts to teach staff and volunteers to work efficiently and sensitively with the public to maximize throughput in times of crisis.


Understand cancer better and develop a positive attitude toward defeating it.

Climate Challenge

A game where you are president of the European Nations. You must tackle climate change and stay popular enough with the voters to remain in office.

Immune Attack

An educational video game that introduces basic concepts of human immunology to high school and entry-level college students. It aims to excite students about the subject, while also illuminating general principles and detailed concepts of immunology.

The Immune System Defender

Ilya Mechnikov, inserted a thorn into a larva and noticed strange cells gathering around the thorn. The cells were eating any foreign substances entering the ruptured skin (devouring cells). Play the game to learn more!


A story is set in the year 2030 — a time when there is no war, no crime and no hunger. The reader meets five teenagers interning at MECHS, the world’s leading research center. Each struggles with MECHS’ stringent diet and exercise requirements. Scientists there are on the verge of eradicating all disease when a mysterious infection becomes an epidemic. After one of the interns is stricken, the other teens pilot a miniaturized vessel inside his body to discover the source of outbreak.

Blood Typing

In this game you have to blood type each patient and give them a blood transfusion.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Help Dr. Vanessa Mei cut, probe and drill her way to helping her patient cope with a movement disorder through brain surgery!

Virtual Hip Surgery - Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Take on the role of the Surgeon throughout a hip replacement surgery!

Virtual Knee Surgery - Total Knee Replacement

Take on the role of the Surgeon throughout a total knee replacement surgery.

The Ear Pages

Sound is caused by changes of pressure in the air that is transformed into nerve impulses in the inner ear. Explore "The Ear Pages" and collect the snail shaped symbols to gain points in the quiz!

The Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective

There has been a mysterious outbreak of unhealthy habits among kids, and we need to solve these cases. All junior food detectives will get secret training on how to eat right and exercise. Have fun playing the game!


It’s up to you to provide enough power to meet the energy demands of your city’s 3.9 million people while keeping them prosperous, secure, and living in a clean environment. The implications of the energy decisions you make today for your city in 2015 are based on the current lifestyles and the projected energy demands and costs for developed countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Virtual Trader - Investment Game (UK)

Virtual Trader is a free Investment Simulation Game, offering its users the opportunity to gain practical experience trading stocks under real market conditions (London Stock Exchange), against their actual and current prices.


Business and IT process model education. Smarter Traffic -- Evaluate existing traffic patterns and re-route traffic based on incoming metrics. Smarter Customer Service -- Using a call center environment, players develop more efficient ways to respond to customers. Smarter Supply Chains -- Evaluate a traditional supply chain model, balance supply and demand and reduce environmental impact.

Plan Your Future Park!

You get to plan your future City park.

Binary Game

The game teaches strategies related to the binary system.


A game to teach tips for water conservation around the home.

Snacktown Smackdown

In this game, the player takes on the identity of a Kid Wisdom "agent" in a race to save the town from the evil Mayor's plans. After gathering healthy snacks for ammo and traversing a treacherous playground, the player must battle three possessed vending machines.

Fold It - Solve Puzzles for Science

Is a computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. Foldit uses spare computer time, via a screensaver, to work out how proteins fold. Players use their computers to fold proteins.

Lord of the Flies

The game is supposed to be played after one has read the book "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. The aim is to introduce some basic analytical aspects concerning the book and to challenge the reader's memory through play.


Is an innovative Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units.

Crash Scene Investigation

Help the highway patrol recreate a deadly crash by examining the evidence and calculating the forces. Use trigonometry, physics, and geometry to figure out what happened at an auto crash scene.

Bricks or Clicks

You are put in the role of CEO at a traditional toy manufacturer. The company, called ToyBlocks Co., must confront the challenges of launching an online sales channel while managing and maintaining their current traditional sales channels.


A Cetacean Research Simulator, where you play the role of a Japanese scientist performing research on whales around Antarctica.


Learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Play alone or with friends in on-line multiplayer missions, explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in your quest to find a mate.

McDonald's Video Game

You’ll discover in this game all the dirty secrets that made McDonald's one of the biggest companies of the world. Interesting stuff man! Multiple languages. Offline version available.

Karma Tycoon

Is a free Online RPG that rocks the gaming world by offering you a thrilling ride through the world of social entrepreneurship as you earn Karma in virtual communities across the US. Teachers curriculum available. Registration and email confirmation required.

Darfur Is Dying

Darfur is Dying is a viral video game for change that provides a window into the experience of the 2.5 million refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan. Players must keep their refugee camp functioning in the face of possible attack by Janjaweed militias. Players can also learn more about the genocide in Darfur that has taken the lives of 400,000 people, and find ways to get involved to help stop this human rights and humanitarian crisis.

I Can End Deportation (ICED)

As an immigrant teen you are avoiding ICE officers, choosing right from wrong and answering questions on immigration. But if you answer questions incorrectly, or make poor decisions, you will be detained with no respect for your human rights.


ElectroCity is a new online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It teaches players about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.


SimPort is a multiplayer game in which the aim is to develop a new port area in a period of 30 years simulated time.


A collection of language learning games with a difference: the player can only progress through collaborating with a learner in a different country. Initially focusing on English and Spanish, it has the potential to be developed for other languages.

Is a new online computer game (social issue game) that lets players plant virtual trees in the country(ies) of their choice. It is great fun to play and teaches players all about the importance of tree planting, forest coverage and carbon offsets.


Are you ready to take on the challenge of running your own virtual city? Do you have the skills to create a solid, sustainable energy strategy? Will you build a nuclear plant or go solar? Whether you are an industrial tycoon or treehugging hippie, join the exclusive EnerCities beta program now. Your citizens need you!

Catchment Detox

Play Catchment Detox to see if you can repair a damaged river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy. It’s an online game where you’re in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake – whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to fix environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.


Is a fun interactive computer game with a difference. Aimed at young people under 25, it’s a game set in a 3D virtual city with five main activities where players are set the task of reducing the carbon footprint of an average resident. As players work their way through the game they will pick up information about Climate Change, and some of the main ways in which everyone is currently contributing to the emissions of the main greenhouse gas (CO2) that causes Climate Change.

Copenhagen Challenge

This game aims to create awareness among school children and youth on issues related to climate change – renewable energy, energy efficiency and reduction in greenhouse gases.


Is a virtual world for children: a place of fun, beauty, discovery, generosity, sustainability and friendship. Here children can have a place of their own, a place that allows them to explore and grow without constant pressure to buy stuff. It is also a place that embodies core values like sustainability and generosity, without turning those values into a boring lecture.

Diabetic Dog game to teach about diabetes 

SimSchool classroom teaching game

Computer Software - "The Monkey Wrench Conspiracy"

A first-person shooter game designed to teach mechanical design engineers to use 3-D CAD software. A player must complete 30 CAD tasks, including cutting through solids and constructing new parts for their weapon, on their way to save a valuable space station from the evil Dr. Monkey Wrench.


Khan Academy

Khan Academy has a large collection of video tutorials structured around a dynamic system for receiving help, individual student profiles, and a system of points, and badges to measure progress.