The 28 Best War Games For PC

In this article we collect the 28 best war games that you can play on PC. We focus on war games of the most modern era, and you will find quite a few games that require few requirements and even free. Whether you want to play online with other people or on your own, without the internet, you’ll see excellent current and old games!

Battlefield 1

  • Release year : 2016.
  • Genre : FPS.
  • With online and offline modes.

Of the most recent installments, Battefield 1 is one of the most impressive in the series. It takes us to the harsh times of the First World War and presents the conflict with a spectacularity that is as wild as it is striking. The campaign mode tells us six different stories set in places that go from France to the Arabian peninsula.

The multiplayer modes are numerous and varied, and the arsenal of weapons is extensive. You will be able to fight with the classic firearms of the time, in addition to using different blades, and even a flamethrower! Interestingly, in addition to being able to go in tanks or biplanes, you can ride and fight on the back of a horse. It leaves no one indifferent!

Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway

  • Release year : 2008.
  • Genre : tactical shooter.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

The third installment of Brothers in Arms tells us the story of the mission of a division, already in the last years of the Second World War. Hell’s Highway is a war game more personal and emotional than others, in which we have a closer contact with the characters.

The campaign combines a powerful narrative with good gameplay, relying on the FPS genre and tactical strategy. A unique game that you should try! Do not hesitate to try other Brothers in Arms , as they usually ask for few requirements.

Commandos 2: Men of Courage

  • Release year : 2001
  • Genre : tactical strategy.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

In strategy games, Commandos 2 is a unique game in which you control only a few characters. Your mission is to infiltrate an enemy base, obtain key documents, take down important enemies, and more! Each mission has its objectives, and to fulfill them, you must use the unique abilities of each character to the maximum. Recommended for playing and replaying.

Go ahead and play the rest of the saga , as they are games that ask for low requirements.

Battlefield: Bad Comany 2

  • Release year : 2010.
  • Genre : FPS.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 takes us to the near future in a fictional conflict, in which we follow in the footsteps of the Bad Company. The campaign tells us about the development of the war between the United States and Russia, with a Latin American military group being part of it.

Compared to Battlefield 1, it is not such a varied installment in terms of multiplayer modes. However, it asks for fewer requirements, and it is still amazing in all respects!

Door Kickers 2: Task Force North

  • Release year : 2020.
  • Genre : tactical strategy.
  • Offline with online cooperative.
  • Ask for few requirements.

Door Kickers 2: Task Force North is a top-down tactical strategy game. The game presents you with a series of short missions that you have to execute perfectly. It gives you total freedom to move your soldiers and plan movements or actions, and you can even destroy most walls. Of course, you must be careful: in this game you will come across deadly traps!

If you’re running a fair bit of RAM (Door Kickers 2 asks for 4GB), you can try the first Door Kickers.

Call of Duty Black Ops

  • Release year : 2010.
  • Genre : FPS.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

The Black Ops sub-series of Call of Duty has received rave reviews, especially the first part. It allows us to witness events that occurred during the Cold War and the Vietnam War, in relation to secret CIA operations. This takes us to remote places in Siberia, Kazakhstan or Cuba, among others.

In case you are looking for a war game to play alone, Black Ops is an excellent FPS! Its story will keep you glued to the screen, it is a game that does not require much power, has addictive gameplay and is entertaining like few others. If you know several friends who play it, feel free to give multiplayer a try!

Other Call of Duty that ask for few requirements are Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare or Call of Duty Warchest , which includes the first two Call of Duty in addition to Call of Duty: United Offensive.

Spec Ops: The Line

  • Release year : 2012.
  • Gender : TPS.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

Spec Ops: The Line is one of those games totally focused on telling a story. It is not heroic at all, nor does it try to sweeten the bloody reality of wars, but rather transports us on a disturbing psychological journey. Apart from having a powerful plot, it surprises us with interesting playable mechanics such as using the destructible scenario to your advantage. There are moments that remain etched in your retina!

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

  • Release year : 2011.
  • Genre : FPS, tactical shooter.
  • Online only.
  • Ask for few requirements.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad delights us with a multiplayer game of different modalities, including an online campaign. It is set in the Battle of Stalingrad and the Pacific War, and it is a realistic video game. The weapons feel like they are real!

With more than a dozen classes, Red Orchestra 2 is a very fun game for those looking for an online war game. We highly recommend it if you have a group of people that you play with on a regular basis. As a bonus, this game can be found together with the first Rising Storm included. It’s a good pack!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare + Warzone

  • Release year : 2019 and 2020.
  • Genre : FPS and Battle Royale (Warzone).
  • With online and offline modes for Modern Warfare. Only online modes for Warzone.
  • Call of Duty Warzone is free .

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a reboot that takes much of what made the Modern Warfare sub-series great. The graphics, of course, are one of the best in the entire saga and in the FPS genre. If you are looking for a war game set in the current era, Modern Warfare will entertain you for dozens of hours between the campaign and its multiplayer.

Warzone is a Battle Royale of epic proportions, perfectly leveraging the franchise’s solid gameplay. The main mode pits you against 149 other players, and all of you will be in an immense battlefield, full of dangers. Due to the number of players per game, the action is constant. If you die, it is not the end of the game. The Gulag gives you another chance!

If you want to play both games, prepare your PC well: you will need more than 200GB of free storage space!

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon

  • Release year : 2001.
  • Genre : Tactical FPS.
  • Only offline.
  • Ask for few requirements.

The first Ghost Recon is a pretty old game, yes, but it’s a classic of the war genre! This game follows a formula similar to the Rainbow Six of yesteryear. In order to curb a growing conflict, you will be in charge of a group of green berets with cutting-edge technology. Plan your movements well, keep an eye out, and eliminate any threats!

This War of Mine

  • Release year : 2014.
  • Genre : survival, management.
  • Only offline.
  • Ask for few requirements.

This War of Mine reminds us that war is not something to be taken lightly. There are games that bet on spectacularity, others that embellish it with stories of heroes, but This War of Mine is pure rawness.

You will be in front of some survivors who must feed and take refuge. Decision making is crucial, as you can decide your fate. Each person has their own abilities and characteristics, important details to know how to manage the group and increase the chances of survival. Challenging and very good!

World of tanks

Are you an absolute fan of tanks? Well, don’t hesitate to play World of Tanks, which is also free! The game contains hundreds of different tank models, drawn from a wide range of countries. Broadly speaking, the game places you in games with players divided into two sides. It depends on the modality, you will have to meet certain objectives, but in all of them you will fire cannon shots without stopping!

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault War Chest

  • Release year : 2004.
  • Genre : FPS.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

In classic war games, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a true masterpiece. It is true that these days it is not so impressive anymore, but it was one of the reasons why war shooters have been so popular.

The War Chest version collects the base game Allied Assault and its expansions. Being so old, online is no longer its strong point, but the campaign is loaded with various missions that will take you to different places and countries. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is one of the best war games to represent World War II. Therefore, we encourage you to get this game. You will not regret!

Another game that you might really like is Medal of Honor: Airborne . Test it!

World of warships

If, on the other hand, what you like are warships, nothing like World of Warships. The premise is similar to that of World of Tanks since, in fact, both games belong to the same company. You will be able to fight against other players in intense battles, using ships inspired by real 20th century models.

Connoisseurs of the maritime military field in the First and Second World War, will undoubtedly recognize the hundreds of ships belonging to countries around the world. But don’t get too distracted or they’ll sink yours!

Company of Heroes 2

  • Release year : 2013.
  • Genre : real-time strategy.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for medium requirements.

Company of Heroes 2 is a must for lovers of strategy and war games. The extensive campaign mode challenges you to take command of battalions and fight to the end in WWII. It is a title that requires tactical thinking, since the placement of units, taking of buildings and management of resources is vital.

In addition to the campaign mode in offline mode, Company of Heroes 2 can be enjoyed cooperatively or competitively against others. One thing that stands out in the game mechanics is the effects of the weather. By the way, we also recommend the first Company of Heroes !

Weapon 3

  • Release year : 2013.
  • Genre : tactical shooter.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for medium requirements.

If you are looking for realism in a war game, look no further and get Arma 3. In fact, find yourself a good group of players who play Arma 3, as it is much more enjoyable in company than alone. The game proposes you different situations that, to solve them, you need to communicate and coordinate with others.

When we mention that Arma 3 is a realistic game, we mean it in all seriousness. The behavior of vehicles and weapons is quite faithful to reality, and a bad move can put you out of the mission. No mission should be taken lightly! In addition to the base content, Arma 3 has a good sum of mods that enrich the experience.

Do you want a similar game that asks few requirements! Get Arma 2 !

Day of Defeat: Source

  • Release year : 2005.
  • Genre : FPS.
  • Only online modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

Day of Defeat: Source is an old war game, yes, but an unmistakable classic. This is another competitive game from Valve, set in World War II. Two teams battle each other in one of ways, with six classes to choose from to battle. With so many years behind him, the activity is far from high, but it is cheap and allows you to entertain when playing with friends.

Total War: Empire

  • Release year : 2009.
  • Genre : strategy.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for few requirements.

Total War is a saga known worldwide and loved by fans of strategy. Of all the installments, we have chosen Empire for being one of the closest to the modern era, although Napoleon is very good too!

Total War: Empire (formerly Empire: Total War) completely immerses you in the era of the 18th century. The playable mechanics encompass aspects such as real-time battles and political, economic and religious management. The end is simple: conquer. However, achieving that goal is not easy; You must strive to win each and every battle!

The rest of the Total War saga is just as excellent and fully recommended, although most are far removed from modern times.

War thunder

Of all that it offers, combat on land, air and sea is the icing on the cake in War Thunder. It has a good repertoire of vehicles based on those from World War II to contemporary conflicts such as the Iraq war. It is a 3 in 1, a complete experience that you can enjoy both offline and online.

War Thunder contains different game modes that suit those looking for something more arcade to those who prefer a realistic simulation experience.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

  • Release year : 2017.
  • Genre : FPS, tactical shooter.
  • Only online modes.
  • I play with medium requirements.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a purely online game that focuses on realism and teamwork. It’s set in the Vietnam War, and the content is all about that: maps, vehicles, weapons, etc. All game modes require cooperation between players on the same team and take advantage of the benefits of each class. You have to play smart or your team will be defeated!

If you are looking for something with less requirements, Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition is available on PC.

Men of War: Assault Squad 2

  • Release year : 2014.
  • Genre : real-time strategy.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for medium requirements.

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a strategy game very similar to Company of Heroes 2, so it’s a good option if you’re wanting more. It does not focus on the facet of resource management but on the strategic management of units on the battlefield. It is, therefore, a title more focused on action and skirmishes. A perfect alternative!

As alternatives that ask for few requirements, Men of War and Men of War: Assault Squad are other great installments in the saga.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad

  • Release year : 2013.
  • Genre : simulation, action.
  • With online and offline modes.

IL-2 Sturmovik is a great franchise for those who like flight simulators, specifically warplane games. Battle of Stalingrad is one of the installments that stands out the most for its quality, content and audiovisual finish. You will be able to enjoy incredible battles while you handle a multitude of fighters and tanks of lethal power.

Battle of Stalingrad is just the beginning of a new sub-saga. This installment is followed by others such as Battle of Moscow or Battle of Bodenplatte . Unfortunately, it is a bit expensive saga! In any case, if you are looking for a game from the same saga but for PCs with few requirements, do not hesitate to try IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 .

Hearts of Iron IV

  • Release year : 2016.
  • Genre : strategy.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for medium requirements.

Hearts of Iron IV is a strategy war game that allows you to play with any country during WWII. It is a title with a wealth as wide as it is deep in game mechanics, a glorious experience for lovers of strategy. It’s not just about fighting, but about negotiating, forming factions, investigating … in short, whatever it takes to win the war!

If you feel like more, play Hearts of Iron III and Hearts of Iron 2 Complete . They ask for fewer requirements!

DEFCON

  • Release year : 2006.
  • Genre : real-time strategy.
  • Online and offline.
  • Ask for few requirements.

DEFCON is a game of slaughter, we will not deny it. In this strategy title, the winner is the one who annihilates the population of the opposing players or AI and the one with the fewest casualties. To achieve this goal, negotiations, betrayals, cheating, everything is allowed!

Sniper Elite 4

War Games For PC
  • Release year : 2017.
  • Genre : tactical shooter, stealth.
  • With online and offline modes.

Sniper Elite is a saga that you must play yes or yes. It puts you in the shoes of a sniper in the middle of World War II, who has the impossible task of infiltrating enemy lands and eliminating key targets. The fourth installment is the best of the franchise, with an extensive repertoire of missions, locations and weapons to handle. You can play the campaign cooperatively!

If you are looking for games with few requirements, feel free to try the first two Sniper Elite .

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

War Games For PC
  • Release year : 2014.
  • Genre : adventures, puzzles.
  • Only offline.
  • Ask for few requirements.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a story of love, friendship, sacrifice and tragedy, based on the First World War. It has a striking, unique and more than excellent visual style that works perfectly to tell us a tender but hard story. Manage different characters, solve puzzles and overcome tense situations. If you are looking to experience an emotional journey, you will find it with Valiant Hearts.

Sudden Strike 4

War Games For PC
  • Release year : 2017.
  • Genre : tactical strategy in real time.
  • With online and offline modes.
  • Ask for medium requirements.

Sudden Strike 4 is a World War II game that contains three extensive campaigns to play for many hours. The focus of the game falls on skirmishes and small-scale battles, and managing a limited group of units. It allows you to relive many historical battles of great importance in the war. A simple but fun game!

Heroes & Generals

War Games For PC

In Heroes & Generals, you will be able to fight in one of the factions established in the game: the United States, Germany or the Soviet Union. Each game leads to spectacular battles, whether on the ground or in the air, and they are quite competitive. The variety of weapons and vehicles is another point in favor, and it contains four very different online modes. There’s even a Tank vs. Tank!

You can enjoy Heroes & Generals for free. Of course, we warn that you will have to spend many hours of game grinding if you do not want to pay anything.

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