LA Noire is a detective game based in 1947 Los Angeles that challenges players to solve several murder cases. During the game players navigate the city in faithfully rendered vehicles and through historical landmarks. I learned a lot about American culture from this decade. There was a lot content like news papers and documents that inform players about events from that time period, along with exploration of nightclubs where players can listen to music from that period and interact with AI dressed in 40s fashion.
Gaming allows players to explore new universes, concepts and systems that would otherwise be incredibly expensive or impossible to duplicate. One thing that video games do exceptionally well is create interlocking systems for players to manipulate. This can be incredibly helpful for science and math instructors that are attempting to expose students to new and complex processes without simply writing out complicated procedures on the board. Additionally, students are much more likely to pay attention to audio and video elements displayed on a screen rather than a plain chalk board.