GR: Video games aren't usually the first port of call when it comes to learning a new life skill. After all, what can a mish-mash of crazy polygons possibly teach me about tolerance, or charity, or why I should maybe stop replacing other people's packed lunches with violent swarms of insects? "Hahaa! You've just been 'bee'd' Larry! In your alarmingly swollen face!"
The thing is, video games are actually an incredibly helpful source of ethical advice. And no, I'm not talking about Grand Theft Auto here (but thanks for reading, 'alarmed parent's group campaigner'). No, what I'm actually harping on about are those kinds of titles that teach us all a little something about compassion, or ingenuity or kindness. Some take an overt approach, nailing their chosen morals to the mast, while others offer us a plethora of messages, to be mulled over and sorted out ourselves. The following list is comprised of 13 such games, and the moral lessons they share. Enjoy.