Many people use their games console for socialising, making new friends, entertainment and/or spending their free time. But did you know there are also PlayStation games you can get some education from?
Here are our five top choices that you may want to invest in for your teenager’s future:
First released in 1998, the StarCraft franchise now has more than 10 releases of the game, as well as licensed merchandise, not to mention its huge fanbase.
A military science fiction game where different alien species battle it out for dominance doesn’t sound too educational on the face of it. But as it’s a strategy game it can help the players increase their brain flexibility, using the brain’s resources to work out challenging situations, which is a cornerstone of human intelligence.
Another game on our list that was originally released last millennium, SimCity debuted all the way back in 1989. An open-ended city-building game where the player’s aim is to develop a city from a patch of underdeveloped land.
This includes the infrastructure, public services and parks, as well as the tax rates, budget and social policies. Entertainment is another big factor for your city in order to both keep and attract resident to move and stay. From sports venues to a casino where your population can play poker or other games. Perhaps you want to create a sign up bonus too, similar to the PA Online Lottery bonus code that has proven popular.
All of this can help teach your children about finances and finite resources as well as the consequences of decisions.
Little Big Planet
Little Big Planet is a puzzle platform game where you control the character Sackboy to navigate through various levels with the aim to collect items and battle forces along the journey.
The tagline of the series is ‘Play, Create, Share’, so it probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that you can create your own levels and share them across the PlayStation Network. Thus, using your own creativity to make your own character, scenery, obstacles etc.
The Escapists is a fun game set inside a prison. Currently into the second game of the series, which has retro-style graphics, the aim of the game is to get your character to break out of prison.
Of course, we’re not encouraging your children to do that! But this game makes you think, plan and time your ways out of each scenario. It will test your logical thinking along the way as well discipline in order to stick to the daily routines of prison life in order not to attraction the attention of the guards before you slip your way out.
Currently into the sixth release in the series, Civilization is a strategy game that is widely considered to be one of the very best. The aim of the game is to become Ruler of the World by creating and advancing civilization from the dawn of man and into the space age.
Wage wars, conduct diplomacy and discover new technologies along the way as you go head-to-head with some of the world’s greatest leaders from the past.