Bow Street Runner is a series of very interactive online video games portraying crime and crime-fighting in eighteenth-century London. You can find the Walkthrough here to all five episodes. It accompanies a British television series, and is accessible to Intermediate English Language Learners.

It’s actually quite an extraordinary game on a number of levels. It’s also very realistic. That realism makes it very inviting to use in a World History class. However, it’s so graphic in its depiction of life in the “underbelly” that I’m a hesitant to put a link to it on my website, or to use it with my students.

You might want to check it out and decide for yourself.