Starting off this list is a game that will go well with both hardcore fliers and those who are still making the transition from tradition action-shooter/FPS style games: War Thunder. The amazing thing about this multiplayer-only game is that you get to choose whether you will be flying a plane or be driving a tank on the ground. It is versatile, action filled, and chock full of historically accurate vehicles. The visuals are well detailed –from each rivet on your plane’s surface to the bullet holes you are puncturing on your target. This game is all about bringing you the action in the most appreciable way.
Before we jump into the action, let us all remember that war is not all about shooting guns and killing folks who don’t believe in the same things you do. It is also about people forced into battles they do not want to fight, about conflicts that tear families and lives apart, and about loss –loss on a such a scale of magnitude that it is nearly incomprehensible. Valiant Hearts may have the look and art style of a children’s storybook, but it is anything but. This is a story told in the form of an interactive puzzle game. Every action you do propels the story forward, unveiling the tale of five different characters all showing what war really looks like up close. Valiant Hearts The Great War is pretty heavy material from an emotional perspective, but it is also one of the most amazing stories set in the era of the First World War one of the more rarer world war games.
There is no doubt that the number of games that are based on the events of the World War 2 are plenty, and that sifting through the huge list of titles in this category can be quite a daunting thing. But history and war buffs needing a gaming fix should fret no more, all you need is a Steam account and our handy little list right here and you get to see all the amazing Steam games based on WW2. We have carefully picked out the games that deliver the best gaming experiences in a variety of gameplay modes. And yes, these are more than just your generic FPS games.
War brings sadness, more than anything. With the loss, destruction, and death that is accumulated in acts of war, it is nice to see games like Valiant Hearts go against the typical trend of World War themed games to simply focus on combat. This is a game that puts you right in the biggest war that humanity has ever been in, and you never, ever, have to shoot a single bullet at someone else. The characters in game are focusing more on surviving and helping those around them than trying to kill enemies, and this creates a very humanizing element to the game that makes it hard to put down.
It is hard to forget the original version of the PC installer of Call of Duty 2 –it came in several discs, but it was well worth it. The game was designed to run smoothly on a wide range of systems, and the gameplay was even better. You could crouch, lie down, and perform various tasks with very little practice with the game’s controls. Best of all, the AI was decent. While some were predictable (that really is how they go in single player modes), the AI managed to provide suppressing fire while trying to advance on you. This made battles more engaging and satisfying to complete.
There are plenty of ways to describe Call of Duty: World at War. It is engaging with the way that the narrative unfolds in a cinematic manner while putting you, the player into completely new locations rarely seen in FPS games set in WWII (there are plenty of missions in the Pacific and you are part of the Fall of Berlin). It is innovative, breaking away from the setting of Modern Warfare and coming back to the series’ more historic routes, and still managing to deliver a fresh experience (also, Nazi Zombies). But most importantly, this game is fun. Be it single or multiplayer mode, once you pick up this game, it will be hard to put it down.