#25 Battlefield V
Following up after the success of Battlefield 1 comes the upcoming release of Battlefield V. This video game will take players back into the gritty war of World War II.
Battlefield V will showcase the brutal war that soldiers had to endure years ago. Much like Battlefield 1, this release seems to also feature war stories where players will step into the shoes of various characters as they fight for their rights and loved ones.
Likewise, the weaponry and equipment will range from within the war and as such players will be fighting against the enemy with MG42’s, PIAT launchers, to even combat knives and axes. As a result, this will be a tough chaotic war that at times can get very close and personal.
#24 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare might not have been the most welcomed Call of Duty title within the franchise, but it has a singleplayer narrative campaign that is set within space. Overall, the narrative is set in the future where a group known as the Settlement Defense Front is attempting to take over the Solar System.
Stepping into the shoes of Captain Nick Reyes, a member of the Special Combat Air Recon is tasked with preventing the SDF from capturing the Solar System. When the video game was first revealed, there was some backlash when the competing franchise, Battlefield, announced the return to the gritty World War One time period with Battlefield 1.
However, looking back there is still a full singleplayer narrative campaign to enjoy set in space with zero-gravity environments along with the fan favorite Zombies game mode.
Released in 2017, developers Bloober Team crafted a psychological horror title based around a detective. Within the game, players take on the role of Daniel Lazarski who is a detective with an unique tool. During interrogations, Daniel is able to hack into peoples minds and investigate surroundings memorized by the person.
This is one of those games that is best to go in with as little knowledge as possible due to the length of the game. Players who take the day off to enjoy a game can easily beat this in one sitting in just over five hours, especially if they are going for just the main narrative story.
#22 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 last year with Call of Duty: WWII, where the franchise, much like 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 in a video game medium. 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.
#21 Black Squad
Another 2017 release that makes our list is Black Squad, an FPS that has quickly started to make a name for itself. The video game was developed by NS Studio and originally released in Korea but it only recently started to spread to new markets.
The game acts as a fast-paced military strategy shooter with an emphasis on free-to-play. Luckily for players, there’s no feeling of being at a disadvantage if you don’t opt to purchase anything in-game. Developers have made the game in which microtransactions are not required, instead, everything within the game can be bought with in-game currency that’s rewarded as you play.