World History Computer Games Home

Online Games
Ancient Near East
Meso-America and South America
Ancient Greece
Medieval Europe
Early Modern Europe
  • Galileo (PBS)
  • Seadog – a simple web-based choose-your-own-adventure style game where the player makes choices as an English privateer out to capture Spanish ships.
Colonization
Napoleonic Era
  • BBC Battlefield Academy: Battle of Trafalgar (review/overiew)
  • BBC Battle of Waterloo
  • Napoleonic Wars Online  According to NWOL: “The Napoleonic Wars OnLine (NWOL) is a multiplayer simulation of combat and diplomacy during the Wars of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars (approximately 1793 to 1815.) Players representing 13 European nations form alliances and coalitions, declare wars and make peace, and command armies and fleets in battle, seeking to expand the power and influence of their home country and achieve control over the continent. “
Industrial Revolution
World War I
Cold War
  • Cuban Crisis – a simple web-based choose-your-own-adventure style game where the player makes choices as president during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Commercial Games, Demos, and Freeware

Unless otherwise noted, the demo versions of these games are all available in the section at Filefront.com (Thanks to Filefront for providing direct link assistance).(Often the demo versions contain enough functionality for use in class)

Ancient History
Medieval Europe
  • Crusader Kings & Crusader Kings 2 (Paradox) – Real time grand strategy game of Medieval politics, warfare, and dynasty building.
  • Medieval II: Total War – Hybrid turn-based kingdom management/ real-time battlefield simulation game.
  • Stronghold 2
Feudal Japan
Early Modern Europe
19th Century Europe
World War I
Russian Revolution
European Inter-War Period & World War II
  • Hearts of Iron II  &  Hearts of Iron  III (Paradox Software) –  Nation management games set in pre-WWII Europe. Take over leadership of the politics, economy, diplomay, and military of any of the 100+ countries across the globe in the period from the 1930a- 1940s.
  • Making History (Muzzy Lane Software) – A nation management game set in pre-WWII Europe. Take over leadership of the politics, economy, diplomay, and military, of one of the belligerent countries on the road to the war.
Modern
  • 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.
  • Freedom Fighter ’56 (The Hungarian Revolution) – An “interactive graphic novel” where players take the role of participants in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Cross-Period
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