There’s a ton of great video games releasing into the market each year and in the mix are war based titles. If you game on the PC platform and are looking for some great video games taking place in war then you’ll want to check out our list.
We’ve compiled our personal favorite war games which can be based on past wars to even fictional futuristic settings. Without further ado, check out our favorite PC war games down below and let us know what some of your favorite war games on the console by leaving a comment down below.
Likewise, you’ll want to check back often as we’ll continue to update this list when new exciting titles are launched into the market.
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#13 Sudden Strike 4
Sudden Strike is back with a fourth installment and the game will bring in bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios, and legendary commanders. The fourth installment was originally considered to be a reboot in the franchise but that didn’t last too long before becoming just another installment to the series.
Players will complete three extensive campaigns that will take place in various battlefields of World War II. No matter what faction your command, players will be able to control over a hundred different units into battle along with the ability to choose from one of nine individual commanders such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery.
Verdun is a first-person shooter based on the first World War. Players will fight within the trenches while using authentic weapons from the time period. Gameplay is intense and merciless with developers showcasing a realistic World War I setting on the western front between 1914 and 1918.
Since the game is set to be as realistic as possible for the time period, players will also be able to play with friends in a tactical squad-based game mode. You and your squadmates will go through battles within the trenches to fend off the enemy factions through the smog of dirt and gunpowder.
#11 Call of Duty: WWII
The Call of Duty franchise has been around for decades, but as of late the series has been turning towards more futuristic and current settings. That had changed with Call of Duty: WWII, where the franchise, much like the rival title release of Battlefield, took players back to a more primitive warfare.
As the name suggests, Call of Duty: WWII is a look back into the Second World War and it definitely feels a bit more gritty and gnarly then we’ve ever seen the war before from a video game. Players are centered around a narrative that follows the 1st Infantry Division on the Western Front.
An interesting little side note to toss into here is the fact that Call of Duty: WWII doesn’t feature an auto-regeneration for health. This has been the norm for the Call of Duty franchise, but with the setting of an old war filled with grit, courage and the horrors of being on the battlefield, players will need to seek cover and health kits to stay alive.
Multiplayer is still very much a big thing with the Call of Duty franchise and the latest title is not missing any beats. You can still enjoy the various online game modes competitively and of course there is a Zombies mode to go through as well.
#10 Battlefield V
EA DICE kept the same formula for Battlefield V after the success of Battlefield 1. The video game is a first-person shooter that takes place in the war-torn era of WW II and just like Battlefield 1 players will have a campaign narrative that follows in an episodic format. Instead of taking place with just one particular protagonist, players are tossed around between various characters as each looks at the war from their perspective. For example, you’ll get some background of the Norwegian resistance as they attempt to sabotage a German nuclear program.
There are of course a multiplayer aspect of the game. Outside of the standard game modes you’re likely well accustomed to from the Battlefield franchise like Team Deathmatch and Domination, DICE also brought out a battle royale game mode that came in March of 2019. This mode pins over sixty players as they attempt to be the last man standing.
#9 For Honor
For Honor is an action hack-and-slash type video game. Within this For Honor world, factions of medieval knights, samurai, and Vikings meet up on a battlefield in one epic war. This being more of a fighting-based video game, there is a big emphasis on multiplayer where friends can jump online and battle in a series of modes such as brawls, skirmishes, and elimination type matches.
#8 Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Valiant Hearts was released by Ubisoft and is set within the Great War. The game focuses on four characters that grow closer together throughout the war as each attempt to save one another from the horrors that follow during the battles of World War I. Unlike the typical war-based video game, Valiant Hearts is a puzzle adventure where players must complete certain tasks which may require players to locate specific objects.
Although within the mixture of puzzle-based levels, Valiant Hearts is broken up into sections of melee combat and time-based minigames. Not only does Valiant Hearts have a touching story but the gameplay is designed through Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework, the in-house engine that was used to deliver Rayman Origins and Child of Light.
#7 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus & Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a reboot of the iconic Wolfenstein franchise. The game puts players into an alternate universe where the world has successfully been taken over by the Nazis party. Overall, the game focuses on BJ Blazkowicz, a man who was once on death row but managed to escape and join the resistance to fight off the Nazis and regain a peaceful regime.
The video game Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus follows the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order which alters historical events. With the Nazi Regime ruling the world, a military resistance looks to fight back within America, acting as the nation’s second American Revolution against the Nazi rule.
Both video game titles are available for the PC platform and each is well worth picking up to enjoy, though neither of the two games offers a multiplayer aspect. Instead, you’re looking at two singleplayer narrative journeys.
#6 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was a bit of an interesting installment to the franchise as it does not contain a campaign mode. In the day and age of battle royale modes being incredibly popular, Treyarch has decided to make this next call of the Duty title to feature nothing but a multiplayer component.
The focus was doubling down on the multiplayer game modes including Zombies. So if you’re a fan of Call of Duty for their online multiplayer matches then you have nothing to worry about in this installment. With that said, this is still a gritty FPS game but if you’re wanting a narrative campaign you’ll likely want to skip this installment for the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.