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The Best Edutainment Games of All Time

List RulesVote up the best video games in the edutainment genre.

This is a list of the best edutainment games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated edutainment games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest edutainment games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these edutainment games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging edutainment games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new edutainment games.

A list made up of games like The Oregon Trail and Donkey Kong Jr. Math.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best edutainment games?" and "What is the greatest edutainment game of all time?"
  • 1

    The Oregon Trail

    1971
    49
    11

    DeveloperMECC

    The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium in 1974. The  ...more
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  • 2

    Freedom!

    Jan 01 1993
    41
    17

    DeveloperMECC

    Freedom! was an educational computer game developed by MECC. The player assumed the role of a runaway slave in the Antebellum Period of American history who was trying to reach the North through the  ...more
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  • 3

    Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld

    Aug 01 1994
    34
    12

    DeveloperAspect

    Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld is a game developed by Aspect for the Sega Pico. It was released in Japan in August 1994. The game was not released in North America until November 1996 and was never  ...more
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  • 4
    22
    12

    DeveloperNintendo Research & Development 2

    Donkey Kong Jr. Math, originally released in Japan as Donkey Kong Jr.'s Math Play, is a Nintendo edutainment video game where players must solve math problems in order to win. It was released in 1983  ...more
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  • 5

    DeveloperNintendo Network Business & Development

    Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!, also known as More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? in PAL regions, is an edutainment video game and the sequel to Brain Age:  ...more
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  • 6

    Tails and the Music Maker

    1994
    18
    8

    DeveloperAppaloosa Interactive, Sega

    Tails and the Music Maker is an edutainment game released in North America in September 1994 on the Sega Pico system. It was later published in Europe by Sega in 1995 and in Japan by Imagineer on  ...more
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  • 7
    Jan 01 2007
    24
    16

    DeveloperUbisoft

    Cosmic Family is a family oriented Wii and iOS game by Ubisoft. The target audience for this game is younger children, those attending pre-school or earlier. Based previously on the PC game for  ...more
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  • 8

    Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat?

    Jun 20 2008
    14
    4

    Developerindieszero

    Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat?, known in North America as Personal Trainer: Cooking and in Japan as Sekai no Gohan: Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi, is a digital cookbook for the Nintendo DS. The  ...more
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    Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi

    2006
    24
    16

    Developerindieszero

    Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi is a cooking simulator for the Nintendo DS. It was released on July 20, 2006 in Japan.  ...more
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  • 10

    Richard Scarry's Busytown

    Jan 01 1993
    14
    6

    DeveloperAppaloosa Interactive

    Richard Scarry's Busytown is a Sega Genesis and DOS video game that was released for a younger generation of gamers. This game was based on the television show The Busy World of Richard Scarry that  ...more
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  • 11

    Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon Workshop

    Aug 17 1992
    14
    6

    DeveloperAppaloosa Interactive, Konami

    Tiny Toon Adventures Cartoon Workshop is an edutainment video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System based on Tiny Toon Adventures. It was developed by Novotrade and released by Konami on August  ...more
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  • 12

    Mickey's Safari in Letterland

    Mar 01 1993
    12
    4

    DeveloperKrome Studios Melbourne

    Mickey's Safari in Letterland is a 1993 educational Nintendo Entertainment System video game starring the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse. In this game, Mickey must collect all of the letters  ...more
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  • 13

    Popeye no Eigo Asobi

    Nov 22 1983
    16
    10

    DeveloperNintendo

    Popeye no Eigo Asobi is the Japanese-exclusive spin-off to the Popeye arcade game.  ...more
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  • 14

    Mickey's Adventures in Numberland

    Mar 01 1994
    16
    10

    DeveloperBeam Software Pty., Ltd., Krome Studios Melbourne

    Mickey's Adventures in Numberland is an educational Nintendo Entertainment System game starring the famous cartoon character Mickey Mouse.  ...more
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  • 15
    14
    8

    DeveloperAtari, Inc., Sesame Workshop, Atari

    Alpha Beam With Ernie is an edutainment video game released for the Atari 2600 by Atari in 1983. It was developed in conjunction with the Children's Computer Workshop. The game was programmed by  ...more
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  • 16

    DeveloperNintendo Software Planning and Development

    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, also known as Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? in PAL regions, is an entertainment video game that employs puzzles. It was  ...more
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  • 17

    Blue's Clues Kindergarten

    Jan 01 2005
    8
    2

    DeveloperInfogrames Entertainment SA, Atari

    Blue's Clues Kindergarten is a Windows and Macintosh PC video game distributed on CD-ROM. Based on the television series Blue's Clues kids can learn different skills that will help them get ready for  ...more
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  • 18

    Odell Lake

    Jan 01 1986
    8
    4

    DeveloperMECC

    Odell Lake was an early educational life simulation game, produced by MECC for the Apple II and Commodore 64 computers. In the game, the player is a fish living in Odell Lake, a real-world lake in  ...more
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  • 19
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    Fisher-price: Firehouse Rescue

    2
    0
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  • 20

    Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon

    Jan 01 1994
    12
    10

    DeveloperSculptured Software

    Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon is an educational action video game developed by Sculptured Software and published by Raya Systems for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game teaches  ...more
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  • 21
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    Fisher-price: I Can Remember

    2
    0
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  • 22
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    Fisher-price: Perfect Fit

    2
    0
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  • 23

    Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach

    2
    0
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  • 24
    Jan 01 1991
    2
    2

    DeveloperSega

    Art Alive! is a paint program released by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991. Its features include stamps of Sonic the Hedgehog, ToeJam & Earl, and other Sega characters. It was followed by Sega's  ...more
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  • 25

    Cross Country USA

    1985
    8
    6
    Cross Country USA is a 1985 edutainment videogame by Didatech.  ...more
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