The Best War Games

Update : Assault Suit Leynos 2 Saturn Tribute added at rank #27.
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Sprocket (2021)

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early access Android PC Windows ps2 gamecube

Carefully balance mobility, firepower and armour in a dedicated tank designer. Then uncarefully put them to the test in a series of combat scenarios progressing through the ages of the tank. Here, your limit is what you can fit inside your hull and turret while still being able to move forwards.


  • i
  • war
  • wargame
  • cold
  • building
  • world-war-2
  • beat-em-up
  • tps
  • military
  • sandbox
  • customization
  • pve
  • gun
  • tokusatsu
  • side-scrolling

2

Isonzo (2022)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Ferocious Alpine warfare will test your tactical skills in this authentic WW1 FPS. Battle among the scenic peaks, rugged valleys and idyllic towns of northern Italy. The Great War on the Italian Front is brought to life and elevated to unexpected heights!

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  • shooter
  • first-person
  • war
  • fps
  • historical
  • multiplayer
  • tactical
  • battle
  • realistic
  • i
  • artillery
  • military
  • pvp
  • combat

3

Torn Away (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 j Nintendo Switch

Torn Away is an interactive story with a unique blend of adventure games, side-scrollers, and cinematic first-person levels. Experience the tragedy of World War II through the eyes of a child and survive without losing your humanity.

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  • world-war-2
  • emotional
  • war
  • narration
  • first-person
  • platform
  • story
  • cartoony
  • scroller
  • minimalist
  • adventure
  • point-and-click
  • puzzle
  • hand-drawn
  • hidden-object

4

ICBM (2020)

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Android PC Windows

ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.


  • real-time
  • cold
  • war
  • outbreak
  • tactical
  • destruction
  • naval
  • strategy
  • submarine
  • artificial
  • intelligence
  • moddable
  • pvp
  • manipulation
  • time

5

My Child Lebensborn (2018)

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PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Experience the emotional and challenging journey of raising an adopted child in post-WWII Norway in My Child Lebensborn. Balance your time and resources to provide for your child's needs while navigating a world filled with hate and bullying. This BAFTA-award winning game offers a genuine and immersive nurturing simulation that will tug at your heartstrings.


What we like:
  • Impactful story
  • Emotional journey
  • Realistic characters
  • Meaningful choices
  • Good replay value
What could be improved:
  • Fairly linear gameplay
  • Some may find it too emotionally taxing

  • simulation
  • war
  • emotional
  • time-management
  • choices
  • life
  • hand-drawn
  • story
  • social
  • historical
  • casual
  • crafting
  • atmospheric
  • management

6

Unsighted (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Android

UNSIGHTED invites you into a post-apocalyptic world where you have a ticking clock before your own expiration. With Metroidvania-like gameplay, fully interconnected world, and an interesting story that allows for tough choices, the game provides a balanced mix of exploration, combat, and character progression. With additional modes like co-op and rogue-lite, UNSIGHTED guarantees a high replay value. A game that creatively brings several game designs together to make a fun and polished game.


What we like:
  • Balanced mix of gameplay elements
  • Interesting story with tough choices
  • High replayability with additional modes
  • Polished sound and graphics
  • Responsive controls
What could be improved:
  • Writing could be better
  • Characters feel one-dimensional
  • Dialogue interrupts gameplay

  • pixel
  • exploration
  • boss
  • top-down
  • robots
  • metroidvania
  • dungeon
  • combat
  • puzzle
  • war
  • post-apocalyptic
  • souls
  • platform
  • rpg
  • crafting

7

Hearts of Iron IV (2016)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS

Control your own nation during World War II and dominate the planet in Hearts of Iron IV. With intricate military simulations, choose any nation and build your industrial and technological power to achieve glory, either playing solo or competing online. The game is both immersive and challenging, with engaging visuals that bring the experience to life.


What we like:
  • Historical accuracy
  • Mod community
  • Rewarding strategic gameplay
What could be improved:
  • DLC locks parts of the game
  • Overly complicated mechanics
  • Limited AI orders

  • grand-strategy
  • strategy
  • historical
  • war
  • military
  • world-war-2
  • naval
  • real-time
  • economy
  • tactical
  • political
  • grand
  • tanks
  • simulation
  • alternate

8

MAXIM (2022)

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PC Windows Android

MAXIM, is a concept game where the idea of a machine future come to life.Through the trenches of The Great War witness the inception of your demise.And the coming of a new age.


  • i
  • war
  • military
  • first-person
  • psychological
  • drama
  • dark
  • wargame
  • faith
  • destruction
  • historical
  • survival-horror
  • atmospheric
  • shooter
  • philosophical

9

Mercury (2023)

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PC Windows

Mercury is postmodern sci-fi first-person shooter set in the year 2052 where you take the role of a Mercury agent of the Special Operations Command Center undergoing tremendous missions in an effort to stop the development of a super weapon by the Soviets.

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  • cold
  • shooter
  • war
  • fps
  • atmospheric
  • political
  • first-person
  • military
  • split-up
  • action
  • violent

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Valiant Hearts: Coming Home (2023)

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Android PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone

Valiant Hearts: Coming Home continues the story started with the award-winning Valiant Hearts: The Great War. This sequel continues and concludes the story of these ordinary people thrust into the extraordinary circumstances of World War I.


  • graphic
  • puzzle
  • novel
  • naval
  • historical
  • war
  • adventure
  • platform
  • interactive
  • 2d
  • battle
  • exploration
  • i
  • puzzling-solving
  • violin

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