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- #15 Valiant Hearts: The Great War
- #14 Six Days In Fallujah
- #13 Battlefield 1
- #12 Call of Duty: WWII
- #11 Battlefield V
- #10 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
- #9 Call of Duty: Vanguard
- #8 Sudden Strike 4
- #7 Call of Duty: Warzone
- #6 War Thunder
- #5 Tannenberg
- #4 Enlisted
- #3 Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
- #2 Sniper Elite 5
- #1 Wolfenstein Series
No matter what console you’re on, playing a war game can be one of the most fulfilling things around due to how diverse they can be and how easy they are to dive into. With that in mind, if you’re a PS4 owner, and want some war-time action, here are some titles to consider. Here are our picks for the best PS4 military war games available now and coming soon.
#15 Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a game that doesn’t shy away from the fact that it’s a different kind of title, but embraces that it’s a really special one. Set with comic book style graphics, and a very unique story and gameplay, you’ll get to be a set of characters who finds their fates linked as they try and make it through World War I.
This isn’t a story about war, but a story of survival, heartbreak, hope, and seeing the cost of all that happens in the world.
So if you’re seeking out a different kind of war title, Valiant Hearts: The Great War is the one you’ll want to check out.
#14 Six Days In Fallujah
Here is a title that’s coming soon and is aiming to change how you experience war titles.
Six Days In Fallujah gives you a look into the battles that happened in Iraq during the recent war, and not just the standard recrafting of events–these are accounts given to you by those who were there narrating their own stories. You won’t just be soldiers either; you’ll be playing as civilians at times in order to fully grasp just how horrifying these battles and fights for survival were.
Add to that a special system that ensures that every single time you play, meaning that the level layout will be different. Just like a soldier on the ground or a civilian trying to survive, you’re going to have to adapt to survive.
#13 Battlefield 1
The Battlefield saga may not be as beloved as its famous counterpart in COD, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deliver beautiful war games when they really focus on it. Battlefield 1 is a great example of this as they harken back to The Great War in order to showcase all the different ways that battles took place.
You’ll go to places like France, the Alps, and even to the Arabian Deserts to see all the many fronts of the war that truly consumed the world.
Then, you can jump into the multiplayer matches and see what is like to have 64 players battles raging on an ever-changing map.
#12 Call of Duty: WWII
The Call of Duty franchise started out in WWII and helped redefine war gaming for the better, but Call of Duty: WWII goes back to its roots while also embracing the modern technology that we all enjoy.
Case in point, while you will be in the European theater and redoing battles like Normandy, you’ll be seeing them with high-definition and graphics that’ll ensure that you feel the intensity and realism of combat. Then, as you go from battle to battle, you’ll see the many faces of war in all their glory and horror.
And of course, the Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer has plenty for you to do, including the Zombies pack.
#11 Battlefield V
Battlefield V is a first-person shooter game developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sixteenth installment in the Battlefield series and the successor to 2016’s Battlefield 1. The game focused extensively on party-based features and mechanics, scarcity of resources, and removing “abstractions” from game mechanics to increase realism.
#10 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown puts you into the pilot seat of a jet and in intense combat both in the single-player and multiplayer modes. 360 battles will be happening all around you and you’ll need to be a true Top Gun in order to survive. So mind your radar, and be prepared to get into some twisted motions in order to shoot down your foe. Those more interested in air combat exclusively won’t want to miss this latest installment of the Ace Combat series.
#9 Call of Duty: Vanguard
Call of Duty has seen countless titles since the franchise started. Call of Duty: Vanguard is one you’ll want to check out, even if it’s just to see what it does differently.
With Call of Duty: Vanguard, we have a title that focuses on both single-player and multiplayer gameplay. In the story, you’ll play as five different characters during various points in the war. These unique characters are captured by the AXIS powers and are trying to get out while flashing back to what brought them to that point.
When you’re done with the story, the multiplayer has all the hallmarks you’d expect, including the beloved Zombies mode and new maps to try out in multiplayer.
#8 Sudden Strike 4
A great way to ensure that someone tries out your war game is to offer not one vantage point, but many. In Sudden Strike 4, you’ll be able to take command of all three major parties in World War II. The Allies, the Axis Powers, and the Soviet Union. Through massive and expansive campaigns you’ll control them and their units in battles that will test your strategic prowess to the limit.
Then, if you wish for even more challenges, you may go to the Skirmish mode and test yourself there, or, go and challenge your friends in multiplayer to see who can command the best!
#7 Call of Duty: Warzone
The battle royale genre has taken the video game industry by storm. One of the most popular in recent memory is Call of Duty: Warzone released in March of 2020. This is your typical battle royale set within the Call of Duty universe. Players have the ability to customize their character and loadouts a bit before dropping into a massive map and trying to demolish the competition.
Like other games in the genre, players will be exploring the map, gathering resources, and fighting off other players. There are a few different game mode options allowing you to play solo or in duos, trios, or quads. The development studio has been updating the game regularly to ensure that bugs are fixed as soon as possible.
#6 War Thunder
For those wanting to try a game before grabbing their wallet, the free-to-play War Thunder is worth a shot. Despite being almost ten years old, the award-winning multiplayer title remains one of the most addicting flying simulation titles out there and has grown to support crossplay across nearly every platform on the market. The game’s Aviation mode is divided between fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, and players can choose between many different modes of combat, from more realistic to more over-the-top.
War games can place you into some of the key battles and battlefields of history to give you a small taste of what really went on. If you look at Tannenberg, you’ll see a unique experience from the battles of WWI. Players will also engage in massive battles against other players in order to have a true battlefield experience that is both wild and unpredictable.
Tannenberg will have you going up against 64 total players at times. Add to that a menagerie of authentic weapons of the time and you’ll see exactly why many are high on this game series and are eagerly awaiting the next entry.
Enlisted is a very different game than the ones we’ve already talked about, mainly because of the focus of the gameplay.
This squad-based MMO is based around major World War II battles and was developed by Darkflow Software. When it launched, Enlisted was timed exclusive on Xbox consoles with a closed Beta going live on PS5. The next month, an open beta became available for PC players. Enlisted has players control an infantry squad or a vehicle’s crew. The squads are made up of 4-9 soldiers of varying classes, equipped with class-restricted weapons such as rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, sniper rifles, mortars, anti-tank weapons, or flamethrowers.
#3 Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
Maybe traditional shooting is getting tiring. If that’s the case, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 might be more up your alley. Unlike everything else on this list, it revolved around stealth-driven gameplay through the use of a sniper as your main asset. True to its name, the act of sniping is fully fleshed out with elements such as bullet drop and wind direction having an impact on your gameplay. Check it out if you’re in the market for a slower-paced, single-player game.
#2 Sniper Elite 5
If you’re a fan of the Sniper Elite franchise, then you’ll know exactly what you’re getting here in Sniper Elite 5. Why is that? Because this is the title that grows even further from the previous game in order to give you a masterful sniper experience, all wrapped up in a fun storyline and expansive maps.
You’ll be tasked with taking out enemies both high-ranking and non as you go from contract to contract. But the twist is that with the biggest maps of the series yet, and lots of ways to go about getting the job done, you might decide an “up close and personal” touch is better than the far-away one.
Test your limits and see what works!
#1 Wolfenstein Series
There have been a lot of games reborn in the modern console ages, but one franchise that has benefitted from the advancements in technology and gameplay structure is Wolfenstein.
In these titles, you’ll play as William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, a soldier in a world where the AXIS powers won World War II, changing the very course of history. Now, you must help build up the resistance and take the fight to them before things get even more out of control. You won’t just go to the classic Europe locations either–you’ll go to a new version of the US, to space, and plenty of places in between.