U.S. History Computer Games Home

 This list is an attempt to list comprehensively all historical video games that are currently available for the Windows platform. A number of these are not appropriate for all ages or necessarily for classroom use. This is mostly true of the first-person shooter category (fps): games in the category tend to be rated mature, not appropriate for those under age 17.

Note: most online games require a browser with Flash installed, no longer a certainty as web standards change

Guide to Codes:

  • action =  action game
  • adventure = point-and-click adventure games.
  • cb-images = choice-based text with images
  • cb-text = choice-based text
  • city = city-builder, management
  • fps = first person shooter
  • fsim = flight simulator
  • management = management simulation
  • rpg = role playing game
  • rtgs = real-time grand strategy
  • rts = real-time strategy or tactics
  • tbs = turn-based strategy, not exclusively on warfare
  • thpa = third person action
  • war tb = wargame, turn-based
  • war rts = wargame, real time

Ancient Americas

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

European Colonization and Caribbean

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

Colonial US and Revolutionary War

Underground Railroad and Road to Civil War

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

Civil War

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

Native Americans West of the Mississippi

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

U.S. Westward Expansion

Industrial Revolution and Railroads

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

World War I

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

Early 20th Century and Great Depression

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

World War II

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

Decolonization / Cold War

Online (Free)

  • Cuban Crisis – a simple web-based choice-based text game where the player makes choices as president during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Desktop ($$)

Vietnam

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

Modern U.S. Government and Politics

Modern Cities and Economies

Online (Free)

Desktop ($$)

Modern US and Global

Online (Free)Desktop ($$)

  • Fate of the World  (Red Redemption)- Starting in the year 2020, lead the Global Environmental Organization to deal with environmental and demographic disasters, in addition to the problems of dwindling energy resources and strained food supplies.
  • Capitalism 2 ( @Gog.com)

 

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