30 Best War Games of All Time You Must Play

What type of game excites the gamer inside you? Most people would give an easy answer with War games. But it is not easy to choose the best war games that are worth your time. So, we are going to give you a list of 30 top-of-the-line war games to fulfill your gaming lust.

War remains the most popular topic for video games since the beginning. But your favorite game shop is full of war games, making it very tough for you to choose the right one. From PC to Xbox, PlayStation to Nintendo every platform comes with several realist-war games. But you know that you can’t play all of them. Therefore, people look for reviews and suggestions before they pick one.

On the other hand, most gamers have their preferences when choosing a game. Everyone wants to spend their time on games that are enjoyable, challenging, and thrilling. In addition, some like to play classic war games, some want something new with elevated graphic experience and some want to face a better storyline. And we are going to help you with the best realistic war games possible. This list consists of some great games proven to be timeless. Let’s dive deep into the top war games of our time.

30 Best War Games Worth the Time Playing

In the mass of video games, it is a daunting experience to choose one game over another. And when it comes to your precious time, it becomes even harder. Because you don’t want to waste your time playing a game unenjoyable. Even it is often tough for professional gamers as well. However, if you follow this list, you will have the best moment of your life. Because these games provide the amount of thrill that you always wanted to have. So, if you are looking for a war game to enjoy, pick one, we can bate these will not disappoint you.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

1. Call of Duty: Vanguard

Who doesn’t know about Call of Duty, right? It is the game everybody knows about. But there are an overwhelming number of Call of Duty games, what to play?

Well Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest edition of the series. It was released in November 2021. Because of its latest graphic mechanism, it has already created hype around the world. Moreover, it was nominated in several categories for the 2022 BAFTA Game Awards.

Vanguard is a first-person shooter game that engages you in breathtaking thrilling war. In particular, it is set in World War II where you experience the most influential battle against Hitler’s armed force. Though there are too many World War II games on the market, the Sledgehammer Games have developed this to be unexpectedly thrilling.

Being the 18th installment of the game series, Vanguard proves to fulfill gamers’ expectations in the end. The popular game distribution network Activision made sure it’s available on various platforms.  So, you can play the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows. 

Medal of Honor one of the best video games

2. Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor is a series of video games and we consider this one of the best war games to play. This first-person shooter game was first released in 1999. And its latest and second edition became available in 2010.

1999, it seems old, isn’t it? But don’t worry, it is going to be worth your time. Don’t forget it is a creation of the famous filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Besides, behind the development work of the series, there are many great brains including 2015 Inc, EA Canada, Budcat creations, Team Fusion, Danger Close Games, etc.

Along with the first edition, we would also suggest you play the latest Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. With it, you are going to have a much better graphic experience and storyline. On the other hand, you can also enjoy Above and Beyond on Oculus VR.

From 1999 till now, 17 sequels are combining some of the most vivid experiences of war strategy games. If you want to play the first edition, it is available on PlayStation.   

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a first-person shooter game developed by DICE and Coldwood Interactive. DICE is a Swedish game developer and they are the primary gaming company behind this outstanding battle game.

In 2010, the company released this game worldwide through the distributor Electronic Art and it instantly got famous among the gaming nurds. It was initially released on various platforms including Windows, Play Station 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Kindle Fire.

Being a first-person shooter game, it won people’s hearts with the environment of modern warfare. Moreover, it is a squad-level single-player game. And the main game, Battlefield: Bad Company’s protagonist Preston Marlowe remains the hero.

It is a badass game with a destructive environment while DICE used the Frostbite 1.5 engine for the emerging experience. Though it is a single-player game, it comes with a multiplayer map that allows you to choose from five different modes. Besides, you get a lot of options to choose from a wide range of vehicles, aircraft, and emplacements.

When it comes to graphics, it gives you a very good and smooth transition making your gaming more thrilling. However, the game is less violent than its other counterparts which is a good sign for kids. Fun fact is, unlike most games, when your protagonist is hit, the screen turns white rather than red. So, overall, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is one of the best war games of all time.

Arma 3

4. Arma 3

When it comes to military tactical games, gamers get excited and Arma 3 is of the best in this category. If you like to enjoy the future, it is a good video game to play because it takes place in the mid-2030s. With the amount of adventure it provides, you will never fill bored. And the thrilling part is as awesome as most of the other games on this list.

Developed and published by Bohemia Interactive, Arma 3 is the third installment of the popular Arma series which a lot of gamers admire. Moreover, it is an open-world video game with a real-like landscape. And it takes you to the fictional island of Altis and Stratis. Both the islands are situated in the Aegean Sea full of thrilling landscapes.

In addition, it is a single-player army game where Corporal Ben Kerry will become your avatar. You will be able to encounter various challenges in dangerous situations. Moreover, it allows you to choose from various kinds of weaponry including UAVs, Artillery, and air support.

Bohemia Interactive released Arma 3 in 2013 on Microsoft Windows. Later in 2015, it was released on Mac OS X and Linux. Till now this is one of the best tactical shooter war games to play. 

Company Of Heroes one of the top war games of all time
Company Of Heroes

5. Company Of Heroes

Who hasn’t heard of Company of Heroes? It is one of the best war games of all time and it remains one of the best till 2022. It won several awards and is considered to be the best video game ever built.

The brain behind the game is the Canadian game developer Relic Entertainment. But the iPad version of the game was developed and published by the British game developer Feral Interactive in 2020.

Company of Heroes, the main version was released in 2006 based on the Essence Engine. And in the beginning, THQ was responsible for publishing it until Sega took publishing rights. It means, that now Sega is the publisher of Company of Heroes along with the other sequels of the game.

World War II remains one of the most frequent settings for battle games, and Company of Heroes also follows that. There are two playable functions where players build base structures and create unites to defeat their enemies. Moreover, it has both single and multi-player options where they fight in the Battle of Normandy and the Liberation of France.

Overall, you will love this game if you have not already played it. Despite being built in 2006, it still feels fresh and thrilling. And we can assure you that you will feel the heat of the game better than many other games this day.   

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The sixth on the list of the best war games of all time comes the DEFCON. It was developed by the British game developer Introversion Software and published by Encore Software in North America and Pinnacle Entertainment Group in Europe.

This gameplay is a real-time strategy game dealing with the global nuclear war. And it is a simulation game that takes you to experience the thermonuclear war with its reminiscent game screen. Moreover, it is available in three options Zero Players, single players, and multiplayer. So, you can play this game in any mode you want.

Like the Company of Heroes, it was released in 2006 on Windows through Steam and in 2007 on Mac OS X. But the Linux version came a little later in 2012. While playing, you will get a 1980s computer vector graphic map. Besides, you will get your targets, various nuclear weapons, and other conventional weaponry.

Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
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7. Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

Call of Duty never loses its charm when it is about war games. Since its first release in 2003, it remains one of the most hyped video games in the world. And the Call of the Duty 4 Modern Warfare is not different from that. This title took the market by storm when released in 2007 and is still on the bucket list of millions of gamers around the world.

Because of its graphics, storyline, and modern weaponry, it makes the list of the best war games of all time. Like its latest title, Call of Duty Vanguard, it is also a first-person shooter game for destructive gamers. Unlike its previous versions, it is set in the contemporary time instead of World War II.

When it comes to the location of the game, the US Marine Recon and British SS Commandoes fight in some local areas. In particular, both the forces fight in the various locations of the US, Britain, Azerbaijan, the Middle East, Ukraine, and Russia. It is a first-person shooter game with single-player and multiplayer modes. 

Call of the Duty 4: Modern Warfare was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The publisher initially released the game on various platforms including Windows, Play Station 3, Xbox 360, Mac OSX, and Wii. So, it is an opportunity for many gamers to play this since it is available on most gaming consoles and platforms.  

Tannenberg by M2H and Blackmail Games
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8. Tannenberg

In February 2019, M2H and Blackmail Games released their flagship game Tannenberg. It is a first-person shooter game set in World War I. As the name suggests, it is the battle of Tannenberg of East Prussia. Moreover, if you have ever wondered how soldiers fought in World War I, this is the best game for you.

In this old-fashioned war game, you get to experience the weaponry, artillery, and war tactics from the very period. Since the game came along just three years ago, you will have an accurate feeling of the World War I battlefield.

The storyline of the game is accurate to the Tannenberg battleground and the Unity Engine has made things very real. In addition, it is a squad-based game so you have the opportunity to play with your friends. You can choose up to 40 players on the console while you get the same 64 players as an army squad. That’s cool right!

Team Tannenberg released the game on Windows, OS X, and Linux in the beginning. And in the next year, it came to Play Station 4 and Xbox One. Therefore, you are never behind your gears. You can play on a device that you already have.

WARNO battle simulator game
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WARNO is a battle simulator game from the Eugen System. It is a total war game set in World War III ahead of our time. This breathtaking gameplay is realistic and provides you with an immersive experience. Moreover, it is a badass strategic war game with tons of features. From characterization to graphical elements, it is the ultimate game to play.  

There is no doubt, that WARNO is one of the best war games of all time standing on the edge of greatness. Being released at the beginning of 2022, it has got a lot of positive reviews. According to its first impression, we can tell, this is going to stand among the greatest games in the future.

The storyline and graphical representation get you hooked from the beginning. The war of the future starts from the cold war and takes a turn into the horrific First World War of this century. Moreover, the war is hot and you get to lead hundreds of units of the army on the beautiful yet horrific battlefield.

As you play, you see destructions everywhere while you also enjoy the beautiful landscape. Its tanks, helicopters, battle aircraft, and much other weaponry are at your disposal. Until now, it is available on Steam with early access to play. Furthermore, WARNO is published by the developer itself and built on a Proprietary Engine.   

War Thunder
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10. War Thunder

Gaijin Entertainment’s War Thunder is another addition to the best war games of all time till now. Its open beta was released in 2012 but still holds its reputation among one of the best simulation games around the world. War Thunder has both the single-player and multiplayer modes in the genre of combat flight simulator, action and vehicular combat. It means you fight on air, land, and Sea.

War Thunder is set in both pre-world war and post-world war taking you from interwar to Spanish war, from World War II to Vietnam War. Besides, we can consider this game as an open war strategy since you can choose your weaponry from several countries. In particular, you can control all types of war vehicles from the USA, Russia, France, Germany, UK, and Japan. Moreover, you can even choose your options from countries like Sweden, Italy, China, and Israel.

The Hungarian game developer Gaijin released this game on almost all the platforms since it has cross-platform functionality. But that was not until 2016. Currently, it is available in Windows, OS X, Linux, Play Station (4 & 5), Xbox (One, Series X & S), and Shield Android TV.

Squad 2015
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11. Squad

As the name suggests, it is a Squad-based tactical first-person shooter video game. It was initially released in 2015 with early access on Steam. But the official release of the game took place in 2020 on the same platform. Offworld Industries, a Canada-based gaming company developed it and published it themselves.  

The Squad is based on Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, making it very immersive in graphical qualities. Being one of the best war games of all time, it has a very large war map that goes up to 16 km. For any game, this is huge. But with its hugeness, you will get a lot of landscapes with varieties and dangers.

This multi-player top war game lets you be a part of a squad that is in a faction. Every squad has around 9 players and you will be one of them. Among the different squads, there are different classes including medics, anti-tank specialists, and riflemen. In addition, Squad is like modern-day warfare that includes various factions representing the defense force of different countries. In particular, you will find eight factions of Armies from Canada, the USA, Australia, and Russia along with some insurgents, militias, and alliance forces. So, overall, this is a great war game to play that is worth your time.    

Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30
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12. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Gearbox Software brought you the “Brothers in Arms series” which still stands the reputation of one of the best war games series of all time. But most gamers and critics prefer its first installment Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 as one of the greatest war video games now. As many more war games are approaching with the latest technology, Road to Hill 30 remains a classic and we hope it will remain in the future.

Ubisoft, the publisher of the game took it to the market in 2005. Then, they published the game for the three major platforms, Xbox, Windows PC, and Play Station 2. This first-person shooter video game has both the single and multiplayer modes for you to choose from. Besides, it is a military tactical game that takes place in World War II.

Being based on the Unreal Engine 2.0, Brother in Arms: Road to Hill 30 still holds on to the good graphic experience. Talking about the gameplay allows you to command 1-3 men teams. An exception, sometimes, you don’t have any command over any unit. Moreover, the game has 2 types of teams; Fire and Assault Teams. Your teams handle some cool types of weapons including M1 Garand, Browning Automatic Rifle, M1A1 Carbine, and Thompson Machineguns.

Hell Let Loose one of the best war games to play
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13. Hell Let Loose

The “Hell Let Loose” has recently gained its reputation in the War Video games category. Released in mid-2021, it has won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of gamers around the world. And now a lot of gaming enthusiasts call it one of the most realistic war video games recently developed. It is a first-person shooter video game with captivating multiplayer tactility. Technically speaking, for those who like Call of Duty, this is a game to choose from.

Australian game developer Black Matter has put together this amazing game with lots of exciting weapons. Besides, it offers you a nice arrangement of landscapes and two gaming modes; Warfare and offensive. In this war video game, initially, the German and American armies took to the 50 vs 50 combined armed battle. Later the team Black Matter included the Soviet army since it is set in World War II.

Team17 published the game for Windows PC in July 2021 and Play Station 4 and Xbox series X/S in October. The war between the two armies takes place as matches and they include smaller rifle squads of six and the armored squads of three. You can also choose a group of recons consisting of two fighters. In addition, the map of the game is similar to the actual sight of World War II. Last but not least, it got a very good review from many game critics.

Call of Duty 2
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14. Call of Duty 2

Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 2 is the second game of the Call of Duty Series published in 2005 by Activision. During the time of its release, it was one of the most immersive video games in the world, and still today it holds its charm for most gamers.

Call of Duty 2 is built on IW Engine V2.0 and it has a very good graphic quality. Even it can compete with a lot of games today in terms of graphical movements. Moreover, it is a versatile game and you can play it on several devices including mobile, PC, Pocket PC, OS X, and Xbox 360. Its regenerating health system along with graphic and sound mixing got a lot of praise in the media.  

Like Call of Duty, Call of Duty 3, and Vanguard, it is set on the most popular war site WWII. And to date, it still feels crisp. Besides, it also has a campaign mode and you can experience the game from both of them from the viewpoint of four soldiers. It is a great game to enjoy an exciting time with three stories, four campaigns, and 27 missions. 

Battlefield 4
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15. Battlefield 4

In many ways, Battlefield 4 is a great video game to play. It is a first-person shooter game developed by DICE based on the Frostbite 3 engine. And it was published by Electronics Art on Microsoft Windows, Play Station 3 and 4, and Xbox 360 and one. Besides, this game has both multiplayer and single-player modes for you to enjoy in every way. Though Battlefield 4 was released in 2013, it still has something exciting to offer. We all know that Battlefield is a huge game series that started back in 2002 and till now it remains one of the most iconic video game series ever.  

In terms of its gameplay, it is a little different from most games. Because it comes with a heads-up display. In the single-player mode, you need to move across the mini-sandbox style. But sometimes you also have some vehicles to move around including tanks and boats. For multiplayer mode, the USA, China, and Russia fight each other and you can have up to 64 players.

Overall, the game got a very good review based on its multiplayer mode, storyline, and graphical merit. But the single-player mode got an average review because of its numerous bugs and glitches.

Enlisted one of the most famous video games
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16. Enlisted

Enlisted is another World War II game on this list of best war games of all time that is highly recommended for you to play. It is a squad-based video game developed by Darkflow Software based in Latvia. Moreover, Enlisted is a first-person shooter game having only one mode. In particular, it has only a multiplayer mode.

Since it was published by Gaijin Entertainment, the game uses Gaijin’s proprietary Dagor Engine. Moreover, it was published in 2021 so we can tell that its total concept, technology, and graphical quality are still crisp. Currently, the game is available on Xbox Series X/S & One, Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4 & 5.  

The storyline is simple and you as a player control a squad of 3-9 soldiers. Soldiers are from various classes and they have access to several different weapons including Rifles, sniper rifles, anti-tank weapons, submachine guns, and machine guns. Besides, you can also have control over the crew of tank and fighter aircraft.

Arma 2
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17. Arma 2

Bohemian Interactive has always impressed gamers around the world with its unique and exciting game collection. And with Arma 2, they did not disappoint gamers. Like Arma 3, number 2 also comes with a lot of surprises and we can consider this game as one of the best war strategy games. Being published in 2009 by the developer itself, it won a lot of people’s hearts. Besides, it got a lot of praise for its overall gaming quality.

As a predecessor of Arma 3 and successor of Arma: Armed Assault, Arma 2 also dazzles players with its graphical smoothness. Besides, the Real Virtuality Engine 3 provides an immersive gaming experience.

But this tactical shooter game is not available on as many platforms as the Arma 3. You can only play this game on Microsoft Windows. That is good because you will not have to think about having a gaming console. Because most people have Windows PC. 

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

18. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

This real-time war strategy game is relatively older than most of the games on this list. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 was released in 2000 by Westwood Pacific and published by EA Games. But you don’t need to think about its age because it still holds its place in the gaming industry.  

The storyline is simple and starts where the Allied Campaigns ends. As a player, you are in command of your team fighting against the AI or other commanders. And your goal is to destroy enemy bases. Moreover, your main goal is to collect money by destroying enemy bases as we collect coins and other treasures in Clash of Clans.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 comes with both the single-player and multiplayer modes. Besides, it has a Skirmish mode in the single-player mode with a customization option. The fun fact of this game is, that you get to see a lot of full-motion video cutscenes featuring Hollywood film actors including Ray Wise, Kari Wuhrer, Barry Corbin along with German actor Udo Kier.  

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy

19. Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy, the title sounds exciting. Yes, it is an exciting war game to play. This Windows and Mac-based video game is one of the best war games of all time without any doubt. Though it does not have any gaming console version you can enjoy the game on your PC or Mac quite smoothly.

Battle for Normandy is a combat mission game. Besides, it is a turn-based real-time strategy game set in World War II. As the name suggests, that would be in Normandy. The game features US Army, US Airborn, and German Army fighting in the Normandy war in 1944. With characters, vehicles, and WWII weapons, the game becomes very lively. The graphic seems convincing despite its release date in 2011.

The game was developed and published by BattleFront, a prestigious game developer. In addition, this installment of Combat Mission is available both in single-player and multiplayer modes. Later in 2012, it got an expansion with Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy 2.0. The game runs on the CMx2 engine.

Close Combat A Bridge Too Far
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20. Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far

Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far came on Windows PC in 1997. It might feel annoying to the present generation gamers but not to the real gamers who have been playing for a long. It is a close combat real-time computer war game appreciated by the entire gaming world. Moreover, many consider its title to be Close Combat II.

Being developed by Atomic Games, it has gained the status of a classic. Why wouldn’t it be a classic since it was one of its kind back then? But for the latest generation of gamers, this won’t disappoint. Rather you will be thrilled to see its classic map featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional terrain elements. Besides, you will find a lot of other elements such as hills, foxholes, hedges, trenches, waterfalls, and buildings. And they were quite new in those days.   

This old classic comes with single-player and multiplayer modes along with four types of campaigns. You can play on the battle, operation, sector campaign, and grand campaign. In addition, the game won many awards and received critical acclamation from many critics.

Graviteam Tactics Operation Star
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21. Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star

Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star reminds us of the Ukraine-Russia war. Though this game is not set in the present time, it includes Karkov which is also attacked by the Russian army in the real war. Besides, the game is not about the war between Ukraine and Russia rather, it is set in World War II. And unlike now, Soviet Ukraine and Russia fought together in support of Germany. 

It was developed and published by the Ukrainian game developer Graviteam in 2012. Moreover, Operation Star the direct sequel of Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943, was developed in 2010. Because of its high-quality graphics and flexible playability, it remains one of the best war games of all time.

As a player, you have the opportunity to lead your team as a commander to defend Kharkov. When it comes to weaponry, you will have control over everything they had back them including, guns, tanks, and soldiers. Along with the weapons, you can choose from 60 different units for 8 operations. In addition, it has a huge landscape of 260 sq km with various topographic maps and images.   

This War of Mine
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22. This War of Mine

Among all the top war games, This War of Mine by the 11bit Studios comes to play an important role. It has a very cool setup and is rich with graphical details. Different from most of the games on this list, it is a single-player strategy game built on the theme of survival.

The Polish game developer was itself the publisher of this game released on November 14, 2014. Most importantly, it was released on almost all the devices capable of the load. In particular, you can play this game on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Play Station 4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

In this survival game, you as a player will control a group of civilians hiding in a destroyed and abandoned house in Pogoren, Graznavia, a fictional city. Your responsibility is to stay alive and keep other people alive. For you, the situation will become tough because the survivors do not have military skills. Despite all the hardships you have to survive to until there is a ceasefire. It is an interesting game to play.

Operation Flashpoint Cold War Crises
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23. Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crises

Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is another Bohemian Interactive game to make this list of the best war games of all time. Codemasters published this game in 2001 on Windows and in 2005 on Xbox. Moreover, Cold War Crisis runs on the Real Virtuality Engine providing a smooth graphical experience. A decade later, Bohemian re-released this tactical shooter simulation video game with the title ARMA: Cold War Assault.

The game is set in the post-World War II during the time of the Cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union which span the period of 1947-to 1991. Despite being an old game, it brings you some exciting gameplay. The gameplay depends on your role as a player. You will get many vehicle elements, Besides, there are also some real-time tactical elements making it a thrilling combination.

Call of Duty Black Ops
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24. Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops is the fourth Call of Duty game on this list. But it is undoubtedly one of the top war games to play. Moreover, who doesn’t know Call of Duty: Black Ops, right? So, it is worth putting this game on this list. Developed by the Treyarch, and published by Activision, it was released in 2010 on IW 3.0 engine.

The popular Black Ops is a first-person shooter game set also in the Cold War period like Operation Flash Point: Cold War Crisis. But unlike most games, it engages CIA operatives for a campaign mission. You will get Alex Mason and Jason Hudson as the two playable characters in most of the missions. In terms of location, Black Ops will take you to Cuba, Laos, Vietnam, the Soviet Union, the United States, and a few other places.

In comparison to the previous games in the Call of Duty Series, there are lots of improvements in the Black Ops. You have improved loadout options along with better killstreak rewards. You can play the game on Microsoft Windows, OS X, Nintendo DS, Play Station 3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

Battlefield 1
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25. Battlefield 1

Like Call of Duty, Battlefield is another video game series to appear several times on this list. And we cannot exclude Battlefield 1 in any way because it is a good game to be praised. During its release in 2016, it appeared to be one of the most desired video games with a lot of positive reviews. Moreover, it was developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts.

With the opportunity to play on the Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, and Xbox One, you will definitely have an immersive experience. In addition, this first-person shooter game comes with a very good graphical experience. Because of its effective Frostbite 3 engine, you will get amazing overall quality gameplay.

The storyline and all the other elements are similar to its predecessor. It is set in the popular World War I period. Besides, you get both the single-player and multiplayer mode with much exciting weaponry from the WWI period. With positive critical reception, Battlefield 1 also got commercial success with 15 million copies sold worldwide.   

Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway
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26. Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway

Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is the second Brothers in Arms game on this list of the best war games of all time. Developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft in 2008, it is a first-person shooter game with both single-player and multiplayer modes. Moreover, it is the third game of the series based on Unreal Engine 3.

Hell’s Highway is set in World War II and is considered to be one of the best tactical war video games. However, it is a first-person shooter game but you will also get the third-person perspectives. You can play the game on Play Station 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. Because of its graphical quality, storyline, and overall build, it received good reviews. 

The storyline is really simple where Sgt. Commands his team on the mission called Operation Market Garden. There are a series of levels that you must complete to get to authentic difficulty. Most interestingly, this game has a cover system and you can use that to strategically hiding behind objects to avoid enemy confrontation.    

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
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27. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

Medal of Honor games is some of the best in the war genre. And since its Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is one of the best installments in the series. It is a first-person shooter game by 2015, Inc. developed in 2002. The game was published on Windows by Electronic Arts, Mac OS X by Aspyr, and Linux by Rayan C Gordon. While the first two platforms got its release in the first year, they came on Linux later in 2004.

Allied Assault received a Gold Sales Award for its sales record. From the beginning of 2006, it sold around 9 lakhs copies. Besides, it won PC Gamer US 2002 for best action games and Action game of the year from Computer Gaming World. It just did not create hype around the world, it also received a lot of positive reviews for its graphical quality and soundtrack.

This exciting game is set in World War II including missions in Algiers, Norway, and France. As a player, you will get to play as Lt. Mike Powell from the United States Army Rangers. And you along with your team will assault Nazi bases rescuing comrades behind enemy lines. If you have watched Steven Spielberger’s Saving Private Rayan, the gameplay will remind you of that movie.  

Gears of War 2
Gears of War 2 

28. Gears of War 2 

Epic Games Gears of War 2 is a third-person shooter video game among the best war games of all time. Published in 2008 by Microsoft Game Studios. And the game uses the efficient Unreal Engine 3. Though the game was only made for Xbox 360, No doubt, that it is worth the shot. Gears of War 2 got its release on a weekend and it sold a staggering two million copies.  

In the gameplay, you will get a campaign mode and a multiplayer mode where you can play as Marcus or Dominic. Moreover, if you play in the multi-player mode, you can choose from both the characters or as a locust. When it comes to weapons, there are not many choices rather than pistols and grenades. But while on the mission, you have the option to pick any of the weapons left by your enemy.

Gears of War 2 got mostly positive reviews for its deep plot compared to the previous one. Moreover, it had a huge commercial success with over 2 million sales in first weekend. Besides, more than 1 million people signed up on Xbox Live to play the game. The game runs on the Unreal Engine 3.    

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 one of the best war games of all time
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29. Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Sniper games are always on the favorite list of most gamers. And when it is in the genre of war sniper games, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 comes first. Besides, this is also one of the best war games of all time in the sniper category. It was developed and published by CI Games in 2021. Moreover, it is relatively a new game to make this list. Previously, its predecessor, Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts created hype.

Initially, it was released in June on Microsoft Windows, Play Station 4, and Xbox One & Series X/S. In August 2021, the Play Station 5 players got the hand on experience. This tactical shooter stealth game runs on CryEngine and has a single-player campaign and multiplayer modes.

The gameplay of this sniper game spans around the six missions featuring classic and long-distance shooting. The plot of the game is simple yet exciting because you are in charge of overthrowing a tyrannical government. Meanwhile, it is set in a fictional country with a mix of Arabic and Persian cultures.  

Pavlov VR
Image: Steam (Pavlov VR)

30. Pavlov VR

Pavlov VR is the first VR game on the list of best war games of all time. Though it falls out of the traditional war games like others, we thought to include it on this list since it features combat missions. On the other hand, it is the most popular VR game ever built. It was developed and published by Vankrupt Games in 2017 with a lot of community features.

With its immersive graphical features, you will get a very realistic gaming experience. Besides, the loading function couldn’t be more realistic. Pavlov is set both in the modern and WWII period. Moreover, there are many ways to enjoy the games including single-player and multiplayer modes.

A lot of people also consider this game as the Call of Duty on VR because it is somehow similar. With top-notch graphical detail and multi-crew realistically operated tanks, Pavlov even gets more exciting. You can play this game on Microsoft Windows.       

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