"Surgery Simulator 2013" teaches you how to fail at heart transplants. Otherwise, at least somewhat, the Police Quest series did a good job with various parts of police work. Swat 4 was also a fun co-op game :)
Call of Duty. It's a combat training simulator after all!FaustArp
According to some people in politics it's a murder simulator.
Because video games are nothing but gratuitous violence. :P Lol.
You will always get people that say that when you have games like call of duty and medal of honor that glorify warfare. You seem to ask for games with a learning factor but you really dont explain what kind of learning. Like learning to play the game? Or learning something useful? As far as learning from games, i did learn a lot about WWII history from games like COD2 and Company of heroes.
Max Payne - one of the few games to bring its game play and themes together if you're willing to read into it. Braid is also a fantastic memory test. It teaches your brain and you apply that to the puzzles.
A lot of my knowlegde of World War II began with Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. After the battles and settings were introduced in those games, I went and did some proper research on them. Good games based on historical events can be better than any documentary in terms of how they can capture someone's interest through actual entertainment.
Well... If you want to use your brain play one of the old school rpg's that dont hold your hand and you have to write down notes to know where you are going. Or games like Baldurs Gate 1/2 and then play on the hardest difficulty so you need to learn the system... Or play antchamber if you want to have your life destroyed.
For book learning there are a lot, but I did want to mention Spec Ops: The Line, because it can show you both how videogames are art and how violence in our culture is looked upon romantically far too often.
Though I've learned how to multitask thanks to RTS games.
There is a 'learning' factor to LoL - it's heavy in its mechanics, and learning how to be proficient isn't easy. Mobas in general. All games are about learning, that's the truth, you want something more about story or dialogue and 'make you feel like a super scholar intellectual' then play Planescape. It's pretty fantastic.