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Experts Tell Us the Best War Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best War Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

World of Warships

This product was recommended by Erica Tan from Best in Singapore

It is naval warfare themed game published by Wargaming and developed by its subsidiary Lesta Studio, following the earlier games World of Tanks and World of Warplanes. It’s a mix of ponderous warships and huge guns. The game is beautiful, polished, and a joy to play for those who enjoy war games. It is one of the most thoughtful Wargaming games so far. Unlike the dense urban landscapes in World of Tanks, there’s very little to hide behind. Without the freedom to escape, turn, or hide, Warships places even greater emphasis on group tactics and positioning than their land and air-based siblings.

For Honor

This product was recommended by Patrick Sinclair from All Home Robotics

It’s a 4v4 multiplayer PvP combat game, with a war setting where factions of Knights, Samurai, and Vikings are at endless war with each other. There’s many different characters to play as, each with their own unique move sets and traits that truly distinguish them from each other. This game definitely has the most robust and complex combat system of any PvP game. There’s a wide variety of combo mix-ups and feints you can do to always keep your opponents guessing. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good war game.

Total War: WARHAMMER II

This product was recommended by Erik Pham from Health Canal

Total War Warhammer 2 is probably one of the best war games made so far. It takes the realistic battles of the Total War series and merges them with the chaotic and war-torn world of Warhammer Fantasy. The result leaves you with a realistic war game that you can command in real-time and apply various strategies to come out on top including unit formations, morale, and a tinge of fantasy elements like dragons and magic spells. It’s a very entertaining wargame and the amazing graphics make it look like you’re watching a fantasy war movie!

Hasbro Risk Game

This product was recommended by Jason McKee from Boards Cards Dice

I remember many evenings playing it with my family as a child, and this is a tradition I’ve continued with my own children. The gameplay is just the same as I remember it, but the armies are a bit cooler now. I love Risk because it is simple yet strategic, and I especially enjoy playing it in Secret Mission mode. There’s nothing like trying to guess my opponent’s mission, while concealing my own and trying to win. To be honest, we usually have each other’s objectives figured out pretty quickly!

Battlefield V

This product was recommended by Jake Smith from Absolute Reg

Battlefield V is a first-person shooter set in World War II, but what sets it apart from similar games is its immersion factor. From its beautiful visuals and sound design, unique game mechanics, and excellent storytelling, everything about the experience gets you emotionally invested in the game. The single-player campaign is brilliant albeit a bit short. Fortunately, the customization and progression systems provide great replayability.

World of Tanks

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

World of Tanks has been going for roughly a decade now and in that time the roster of classic tanks has ballooned to over 400, and even includes some armoured vehicles and other WW2 curios. Those 400+ vehicles all boast unique stats and qualities that you’ll get to know over hundreds of hours of tank vs. tank deathmatch, where you’ll constantly be earning progress to the next shiny metal death machine on your chosen upgrade path. With seasonal events, a ceaseless flow of new hardware to unlock, and plenty of background changes to ensure the game feels fresh.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III

This product was recommended by Nicolas Holand from GooseSmurfs

When it comes to war games, it’s undeniable that this is one of the best over the years of its existence. It has been widely played by gamers around the world, this is not your typical war game as it has nice visuals and advanced items, thus, adding this on the list is a must.

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars

This product was recommended by Alex Wan from Vinpit

This is a high-quality war game with stunning visuals built for anyone who wants to experience the thrills of modern-day war games. This game features 3D animations and gives the player a lot of control as they unlock new levels. I recommend this game because it’s very customizable hence, giving players much control. In turn, this helps them have a more enjoyable and seamless gaming experience.

Modern Arrow Strike

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

The aim of this game is to kill the enemies using archery. You are portrayed as a skilled archer aiming the enemies to destroy them within time limits. You must fight for your country until the last breath. The next level unlocks as you complete the war within set time limits. The 3D graphic puts up a real war front on the screen and engages you to the core. Play a realistic war game and win your enemies by killing them using the archery skills.

Wasteland 3

This product was recommended by Emily Appelbaum from Family Destinations Guide

This game does not get enough attention from modern gamer but this is basically the classic PC game that gave us Fallout. For a fan of strategic RPG-style gameplay, this is a great series that doesn’t disappoint even from the first Wasteland game. I always love the post-apocalyptic setting of games and even if it’s not necessarily a war you’re fighting; you’re fighting a war of survival against other survivors. There are tons of story and I love that there’s plenty of freedom you can do as well as decision-makings and explorations. You can also play this solo or cooperatively so you can have someone who play it with you and enjoy playing together.

Sniper Elite 4

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

It is a vibrant and costly game. You have to use all your brain to solve the war and clashes. Graphics and effects are great with its updated version. Go for an updated one, which I would always suggest, so; you’ll not have java to spend on the update process laters, which would cost even more layers. It is the best game for those who love shooting. You had to choose from as many guns and models. It’s fun with war.

Battlefield 1

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

It’s almost good though the option for multiplayer is not there. Still, it could entertain you with all the significant effects and sounds, and graphics. These are the ones that attract the plates and make you crave them. Careful while playing. Use all your possible brains and cells to find the perfect outcome out of the war. It’s fun, though.

Empire: Total War

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

This Game has a gala time as it’s a very realistic 3D naval war game. If you love to relieve the naval war experience then this is just the right thing. It’s compatible with all the leading Windows versions and DirectX 9 graphics engine. The real-time seascapes and dynamic weather will give you a thrilling experience. As it’s a multiplayer game, you can have fun with friends and family.

Hasbro Risk Game

This product was recommended by Nikki Webster from Brit on the Move

No house is complete without RISK. Perhaps the most iconic war game of all time! A strategy game that encourages you to take over the world by building an army that engages in battle to take over the enemy. Seriously, is there a house that plays games that does not have this classic? If there is then they are missing the best of the best.

Stonemaier Games Scythe Board Game

This product was recommended by Joe Flanagan from 90s Fashion World

Scythe is an amazing table board game that is engaging , immersive and can be played with up to 5 friends or solo. It is also for ages 14+, so you can share in the fun with everybody! It has something from everyone, tactics, building mechs, exploring the world and protecting your territory while you aim to conquer it all!

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