Recommend nature / geography / anatomy quiz games!
May 7, 2010 1:40 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend any XBOX 360 (or PC/MAC/Linux for that matter) games that are more quiz / education oriented (not counting Trivial Pursuit). Specifically, I'm thinking of games that involve things like: naming / identifying countries / capitals / rivers / mountains etc; naming / identifying species of animals or plants; anatomy / medicine type stuff; physics simulators like Phun.

Probably a bit niche / too 'simple' for the XBOX 360 platform but I'd be interested in finding out in any case.

A bonus point for anybody who finds a game called "Name that Bird" :-)

As noted above - I'd be pleased to find out about this kind of game for other platforms or even good web based ones!

Thanks a banana o hive mind,

posted by tkbarbarian to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
sporcle, web-based.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:46 PM on May 7, 2010

1 vs. 100 on xbox live is all trivia. You have to deal with some Sprint ads, last I checked, but it's fairly entertaining nonetheless.
posted by craven_morhead at 2:28 PM on May 7, 2010

Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader is available on Xbox Live.

Warning: The theme song is a deeply irritating earworm.
posted by gnomeloaf at 2:33 PM on May 7, 2010

Try the world of goo for a physics simulator type game.

5 "free" games found here (pay what you want)
posted by MechEng at 3:18 PM on May 7, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks for the recommendations so far - I already have the "humble bundle" with World of Goo - truly awesome.

Smarter than a 5th Grader doesn't seem to be available for download in the UK...
posted by tkbarbarian at 1:05 AM on May 8, 2010

Best answer: Globe Clicker is an XBOX indie game available on the 360.

It is a geography quiz game where you locate world capitals, large cities and world heritage sites on a globe. It isn't very fancy, but it is fun. It has totally helped me brush up on all of the world capitals I have forgotten since school.
posted by Lapin at 7:30 AM on May 8, 2010

I'm sure there are more recent versions of the Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego games that actually have current capitals and such. But I'll always have a fondness for the black and white version with the oldschool typewriter sounds.
posted by deludingmyself at 8:18 AM on May 8, 2010

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