The Best Historical Games for Playstation 4

Update, : The Quest For Excalibur - Puy Du Fou added at rank #2.
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Samurai Warriors 5 (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Ōnin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.


  • historical
  • hack-and-slash
  • battle
  • spin-off
  • fight
  • combat
  • narrative
  • tactical
  • print
  • long-running
  • horses
  • multi-objective
  • cooperative
  • combo
  • clan

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The Quest For Excalibur - Puy Du Fou (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows

By order of his beloved king, the wizard Merlin sets out on a quest to find Arthur’s heir, gather Excalibur’s 15 fragments and bring Arthur back from the dead.


  • historical
  • rhythm
  • action-adventure
  • word
  • sport
  • 3d
  • third-person
  • cartoony
  • open-world
  • arcade
  • fantasy
  • adventure
  • single-player
  • combat

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My Child Lebensborn (2018)

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early access Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Android IOS iPhone

《My Child Lebensborn》is a story driven nurture game based on real events. Play as the adoptive parent of Karin or Klaus, and experience the struggles they go through along them. Balance your time and resources wisely, while helping your child cope with effects of hatred.


  • emotional
  • choices
  • life
  • war
  • simulation
  • hand-drawn
  • time-management
  • story
  • historical
  • atmospheric
  • crafting
  • narration
  • management
  • resource-management

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NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence (2013)

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Become a Daimyo of the Warring States period of Japanese history in NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION, a historical simulation game of conquest and domination. It is the 30th anniversary of this series and this current release, NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence, is the crown of the series.

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  • historical
  • grand-strategy
  • simulation
  • strategy
  • battle
  • political
  • war
  • economy
  • military
  • tactical
  • wargame

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Mulaka (2018)

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Mac OS PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Dive into northern Mexico's breathtaking landscapes with Mulaka, a 3D action-adventure game based on the rich indigenous culture of the Tarahumara. Renowned for their impressive running abilities, embark on the journey of a Sukurúame - a Tarahumara shaman - as you fight back the foulness corrupting the land, while drawing upon the powers of demigods. From solving puzzles in environments inspired by real Sierra Tarahumara locations, to heated hand-to-hand combat with creatures pulled from the region’s mythology, find out why the Tarahumara have earned a reputation for being superhumans.


  • platform
  • mythology
  • boss-fight
  • historical
  • 3d
  • lore
  • action-adventure
  • mexico
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • fight
  • adventure
  • combat
  • semi-open-world
  • boss

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Treasures of the Aegean (2021)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

What happened to the Minoan civilization? Join parkour master Marie Taylor and treasure hunter James Andrew in a historical action thriller, as they unveil the secrets of a forgotten kingdom which has been tragically trapped in and endless time loop. Explore a beautifully hand-drawn non-lineal open world, recover valuable relics, chart a lost island, and gather new clues in every loop to complete an ancient prophecy. Solve the riddles and mysteries that angered the old Gods, on your quest to prevent history from repeating itself forever.


  • parkour
  • historical
  • non-lineal
  • thriller
  • open-world
  • hand-drawn
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • platform
  • collectathon
  • 2d
  • comic
  • metroidvania
  • exploration
  • empire

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DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires (2021)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

A new release in the Empires series, featuring a mix of thrilling action and country capturing simulation. Experience the human drama of the Three Kingdoms in a way only Empires can provide. Fight exciting Castle Sieges and manipulate the country's Politics. Welcome to the Empires experience!


  • battle
  • hack-and-slash
  • historical
  • strategy
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • tactical
  • combat
  • action
  • war
  • online
  • combo
  • spin-off
  • turn-based
  • button-mashing

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DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires (2021)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

A new release in the Empires series, featuring a mix of thrilling action and country capturing simulation. Experience the human drama of the Three Kingdoms in a way only Empires can provide. Fight exciting Castle Sieges and manipulate the country's Politics. Welcome to the Empires experience!


  • battle
  • hack-and-slash
  • historical
  • strategy
  • fight
  • cooperative
  • tactical
  • combat
  • action
  • war
  • online
  • combo
  • spin-off
  • turn-based
  • button-mashing

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Numantia (2017)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Units, heroes and battles inspired in real events. Deep narrative linked to the historical evolution of the conflict. Two different campaigns with their own heroes, troops, settlements and armies. Play solo or with a friend in a local 1v1 mode.

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  • historical
  • strategy
  • war
  • fight
  • turn-based
  • battle

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Battle of the Bulge (2015)

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Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

Battle of the Bulge is a fast-paced WW2 game where precise movement and detailed planning make the difference between a vain attempt and a brave operation.


  • wargame
  • strategy
  • historical
  • turn-based
  • world-war-2
  • board
  • tabletop
  • tactical
  • war
  • asynchronous
  • hex-and-counter
  • must-have
  • military
  • chess
  • artillery

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