Below are examples of games that, to one extent or another, are educational.  Some were simply entertainment products created and sold by game development companies.  Other games were developed by private developers, educational consortia, teams in higher education, and so on, for an explicitly educational purpose.  All those below can be played in your web browser; you need not perform a download and installation process.  

20th Century

Oregon Trail:

Life & Death 2: the Brain:

Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?

Sim Ants:

Sub Battle Simulator:

21st Century

Pox and the City: Edinburgh:

Lure of the Labyrinth:

The Radix Endeavor:

Darfur is Dying:

Places to find browser/based (no download) games

Internet Archive's MS-DOS Games Library

MIT's Education Arcade

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