10 Best War Games To Play (Ranked)

Best War Games
Best War Games

Shooting and fighting games are one of the most popular video game genres but War games are something different, fun, and challenging at the same time.

War surely brings out the best and the worst out of humanity. Watching your fellow soldier die in your arms and him telling you to take care might be one of the worst feelings ever.

If you’re a bit sensitive then you should probably stay away from war games as these games contain violence, gore, and emotional moments.

Silence isn’t always the best answer as sometimes you gotta do what’s right and take over what’s rightfully yours.

Today we have curated a list of the Best War Games That You Should Play. The games that we’re about to mention below contain a great storyline and gameplay mechanics. So let us begin our list without wasting any moment.

1. Call of Duty World War II

Call of Duty World War II
Call of Duty World War II
Release DateNovember 3, 2017
Developer(s)Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software
PlatformsPS4, PC, Xbox One

We decided to start off our list with the fourteenth installment in the Call of Duty franchise which is none other than Call of Duty World War II.

The main campaign of the game is set in the European Theatre and the storyline of the game showcases the events of the life of a United States Private First Class soldier named Ronald “Red” Daniels as he takes part in the Second World War.

The gameplay of this game is in first-person perspective and is tweaked a bit as compared to the previous installments in the franchise. The player’s health isn’t going to regenerate over time instead they need to find med kits or call the team’s medic in order to get healed.

Overall COD WWII received positive reviews from gamers and critics however, many gamers criticized the short length of the game’s campaign but overall the game was a great addition to the COD franchise.

2. Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters
Freedom Fighters
Release DateSeptember 26, 2003
Developer(s)IO Interactive
PlatformsPC, PS2, GameCube, Xbox

Next up is Freedom Fighters and this game is based on a different timeline where the Soviet army has taken control and captured New York. Players are given control of a plumber named Christopher Stone who later joins the resistance movement to help New York become free from the Soviet Union.

The gameplay of this game is from a third-person perspective and players can use different types of weapons such as Assault Rifles, Shotguns, Machine Guns, RPGs, etc.

Freedom Fighters consists of numerous levels and players need to change the Soviet Union flag back to the United States flag in order to complete and proceed to the next level.

There are several different important side characters in the game as well such as Isabella Angelina (Co-Leader of the Resistance), and Troy Stone (Brother of Christopher Stone and member of the Resistance movement).

The visual quality of the game was way ahead of its time and if you enjoy war games then Freedom Fighters is the game that you all should try out next as we’re sure that it would not disappoint you guys.

3. War Thunder

War Thunder
War Thunder
Release DateAugust 15, 2013
Developer(s)Gaijin Entertainment
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

War Thunder is a multiplayer free-to-play war game. This game was set to be released as a flying simulator game and was named War Thunder: World of Planes.

It is a vehicular combat game where players can control aircraft, ground vehicles, and warships from the United States, Germany, Japan, and many other nations as well.

The game depicts many historical events and has impressive gameplay mechanics as well. There are several game modes such as arcade, realistic, and simulator.

If you guys are into vehicular combat games then War Thunder will be the perfect game for you to try out next.

4. Battlefield 5

Battlefield 5
Battlefield 5
Release DateNovember 20, 2018
Developer(s)DICE
PlatformsPC, PS4, Xbox One

On number 4 we have Battlefield V and the storyline of this game depicts episodic war stories such as “Nordlys” (showcases the events of the life of a Norwegian resistance fighter who takes part in the sabotage of the German nuclear program).

“Tirailleur” (tells the story of a Senegalese Tirailleur during Operation Dragoon), “Under No Flag” (takes players on the journey of Billy Bridger, a convicted bank robber and explosives expert).

The final campaign is the “Last Tiger” (showcases the hardships faced by the German Tiger I rank crew during the Ruhr Pocket)

Battlefield V is often compared to Call of Duty World War II and we would love to know your opinion on which game is better down in the comments!

5. Enlisted

Enlisted
Enlisted
Release DateMarch 2, 2021
Developer(s)Darkflow Software
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Enlisted is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter war game that is set during the Second World War and even showcases vital battles fought in WWII.

Players in this game control a squad of 3-9 soldiers of several different categories and all of them are fully equipped with powerful weapons such as rifles, submachine guns, sniper rifles, mortars, flamethrowers, etc.

Battle usually takes place on large maps that are based on World War II battles and players are divided into two teams which are “The Allies” and “The Axis”.

There are six different game modes in this game for players to choose from and those are conquest, invasion, Assault, destruction, armored train escort, and confrontation.

Enlisted has received average reviews from gamers and critics and it can surely be a nice game to enjoy after a tiring day. This was it for enlisted and now let us move on to the next game on our list today.

6. Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30

Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30
Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30
Release DateMarch 1, 2005
Developer(s)Gearbox Software, Demiurge Studios
PlatformsPC, PS2, Xbox

As we stated above War brings out the best and the worst out of humanity and this game will truly make you understand that.

Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30 is the first entry in the Brothers in Arms franchise and is also considered one of the best shooting games of all time with a great storyline.

This game is based on real-life events from World War II and this is one of the elements that makes this game unique and fun.

Like most of the games on our list, this game also takes place during the Second World War and the gameplay was really way ahead of its time. This game has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide and you should definitely give this game a try.

7. Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
Release DateNovember 13, 2020
Developer(s)Treyarch, Raven Software
PlatformsPC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

On the seventh spot on our list, today is Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War it is a first-person shooter game set in the 1980s Cold War and the storyline of this game takes place between Call of Duty Black Ops (2010) and Call of Duty Black Ops II (2012).

Players in the campaign are given control of “Bell” who gets recruited into a multinational task force by Officer Russell Adler.

The task force is created to hunt down the Perseus and many OG characters have been returned in this game such as Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson. The gameplay of this game is smooth, and fast and has been upgraded over the previous installments.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War received positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide and this game should definitely be on your list if you’re looking for a staggering war game.

8. Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose
Hell Let Loose
Release DateJuly 27, 2021
Developer(s)Cover 6 Studios, Expression Games,
PlatformsPC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Another multiplayer gamer on our list today is Hell Let Loose and players in his game fight in numerous iconic battles of Western, North African, and Eastern Fonts of the Second World War.

Multiplayer matches consist of two teams that contain 50 players each and the battle is usually between two teams of either Americans, Germans, Soviets, or British.

There are two game modes present in the game which are Warfare and Offensive. In both the modes the maps are divided into sectors and two teams capture and control a specific sector. The visual quality of this game is surely impressive and the gameplay is smooth and responsive.

9. Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2
Gears of War 2
Release DateNovember 7, 2008
Developer(s)Epic Games
PlatformsXbox 360

On number 9 we have Gears of War 2 which is a third-person shooter war game and the plot for this game was written by a comic book writer known as Joshua Ortega who was brought by the development team.

The storyline of this game showcases that the COG continues to fight the Locust as they’re attempting to sink all the cities.

Players are given control of Sergeant Marcus Fenix who leads the Delta squad to stop the Locus from sinking all the cities on the planet Sera.

The gameplay of this game is similar to the previous entry and it emphasizes the tactical use of cover. Gears of War 2 received tons of positive reviews from gamers and critics worldwide and is still considered one of the greatest entries in the franchise.

10. Age of Empires II HD

Age of Empires II HD
Age of Empires II HD
Release DateApril 9, 2013
Developer(s)Ensemble Studios
PlatformsPC

We decided to end our list with none other than Age of Empires II HD and if you’re a true gamer then you probably have played or heard about this game from your friends.

Players in this game need to build their strong civilization from nothing but scratch and conquer other different civilizations as well.

As the game is set in the medieval age, players are given control of Knights, Vikings, Samurai, and other medieval soldiers as well.

Players need to use their minds in order to play this game as one wrong decision can prove to be a big threat to the civilization as well.

Conclusion

This was our list of the 10 Greatest War games and we hope that now you guys must be sure about which game you’re going to play next.

If you guys still have any doubts regarding the above information then do let us know in the comment down below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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