Back to school video games

Yes, it is already time to go back to school for all those studying as well as morning races against the clock for the parents. To get rid of the sadness in the face of shorter days and refreshing nights, here are games for back to school only.

The start of a new school year is first and foremost a return to class, be it school, CEGEP or university. If the prospect of entering a class scares you, wait until you dive into “White Day: A Labyrinth Named School” set in a South Korean high school. The character you control decides to infiltrate the establishment at night, to surprise his girlfriend, while supernatural forces begin to haunt him…

Who says school also says, unfortunately, bullying. In 2006. Rockstar Games “Grand Theft Auto” publishers decided to condemn school violence by releasing a video game about the problem. The “bully” is played in the third person. Young Jamie, a troubled teenager, arrives at Bullworth School and must stop the bullies in order to cope. Obviously, Jimmy has to attend classes and become famous.

While youngsters who want to attend Hogwarts can always delve into the “LEGO Harry Potter Set”. There they must learn how to cast spells, make potions, solve puzzles, etc. Condensing the first four volumes of The Adventures of a Young Wizard, the title is perfect for kids.

A little more “tutorial”

The school is not all about adventures or survival games. You also have to study and learn. To do this, trend “Minecraft: Education Edition”, also available for phones since the beginning of the month. There are a lot of different activities in the well-known “Minecraft” environment. Thus, chemistry lessons, exploration of the underwater biome and a number of other novelties await young students … and those who are not very young who want to expand their neurons.

Under the pretext of playing, “Duolinguo” allows you to learn the basics of a foreign language. Well done, this free app is customizable – you can choose your reasons for learning, your level and beyond. You may not become trilingual overnight, but you can discover the magic of another language or review your knowledge. There is also ‘Duolinguo for Schools’ which also offers courses to match your level… without forgetting the homework.

Always fun and always educational, “Scribblenauts Unlimited” is designed to develop the creativity of young people. In fact, children are immersed in a world where Maxwell has a magical notebook that turns the words he writes into objects. As a result, players can unleash their imagination without giving up on developing some skills.

History buffs have a choice. We will not stop praising the advantages of the epic “Assassin’s Creed” and “Discovery Tours” that allow you to learn everything from different eras. These, designed and developed for educational purposes, have become true references in the field. In another genre, but just as helpful to learn, the titles of the “Civilization” franchise stand out as an interesting option. In the strategy game “Civilization VI” the player controls a civilization – the choice is impressive, there are the Aztecs, Romans, etc. He seeks to secure his dominance. Relive some great historical events and expansions that allow access to characters who marked their time or to specific campaigns that allow for the conquest of new territories.

Finally, to familiarize yourself with the concepts of urban planning, ecology, waste management, zoning, etc., why not take a tour of Cities: Horizons? This urban development game allows young “players” to understand the complexity of the system in which we live and learn more about city management and therefore society.

“White Day: A Labyrinth Named School”: https://pqube.co.uk/whiteday/ for Windows via Steam and PlayStation

“Bully”: https://www.rockstargames.com/games/bully for Windows and PlayStation

“LEGO Harry Potter Collection”: https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/lego-harry-potter-collection-switch/ for switch and https://store.steampowered.com/app/21130/LEGO_Harry_Potter_Years_14/ for system Windows via Steam

“Minecraft: Education Edition”: https://education.minecraft.net/ for Windows

“Duolinguo”: https://www.duolingo.com/ via browser

“Scribblenauts Unlimited”: https://store.steampowered.com/app/218680/Scribblenauts_Unlimited/ for Windows via Steam, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wb.goog . scribblenauts3 & hl = en_US & gl = US for Android and https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scribblenauts-unlimited/id1030902626 for iOS

“Assassin’s Creed”: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-ca/game/assassins-creed/valhalla for different platforms

“Civilization VI”: https://civilization.com/ for Windows, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch

“Cities: Skylines”: https://www.paradoxinteractive.com/games/cities-skylines/about for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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