World War I, in which approximately 19 million people died, is known as one of the greatest wars in human history. The war, which has been the subject of many works and movies, has also inspired video games, which are considered one of the arts of the 21st century. In this article, we have brought together the best games, each inspired by a different point of the First World War, which determined the fate of the modern world and is considered the first global war.
Here are the best WW1 games…
The Best WW1 Games
- Battle of Empires 1914-1918
- Battlefield 1
- Toy Soldiers
- To End All Wars
- Amnesia: The Bunker
- The Last Express
- 11-11: Memories Retold
- Darkest Hour: A Hearts Of Iron Game
- Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Battle of Empires 1914-1918
Battle of Empires 1914-1918, a real-time strategy game, is directly about World War I, as the name suggests. There are options such as sabotage, stealth, trench warfare, gas attacks, artillery and infantry in the game, where the bloodiest battles in the war are reenacted.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Although the idea is the same, Battlefield 1 is one of the productions where you can say that the theme is different. Since its debut in 2016, it still has full servers, bringing a different understanding from other Battlefield productions. With 89 Metascore, it finds itself in second place.
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Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5
Isonzo is the sad child on our list who did not get the appreciation it deserved… The production where you play the soldiers who served on the Italian front offers you a smooth game experience. The production, in which teamwork stands out as the main factor, definitely deserves more than 74 points.
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
Imagine installing a World War front in your living room. Toy Soldiers promises you that. In a world where miniature warriors try to destroy each other, you have to clear waves of enemies. The game has a Metascore of 81.
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To End All Wars
Next on our list is To End All Wars, which has a metascore of 71. The game is somewhat difficult to learn compared to other games on our list. Besides, if you are a history fan, this is for you. To End All Wars, which is an immersive production with deep mechanics and a structure that takes you after you get used to it, is for Paradox lovers.
Amnesia: The Bunker
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PS4
The Amnesia series is known for making people really chill. Amnesia: The Bunker, a member of the series that has achieved this success with its fluid but limiting gameplay and in-game elements that can make you shiver, ranks seventh in our list.
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The Last Express
Platforms: PC, MS-DOS, iOS, Android
In fact, The Last Express has nothing to do with the content of the war. The production, which settled in the adventure class, was recognized with its arrival on modern platforms rather than its debut in 1997. The production, which is about the journey made just days before the First World War, ranks first with a metascore of 90.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
It’s not right to call Tannenberg actually a game. The game, which is the add-on package of the production called Verdun, has a different style compared to the FPS we know. Breaking the Run-Fire-Die chain and absorbing the trench warfare style of the First World War, the production is one of the best WW1 games you should give a try.
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11-11: Memories Retold
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
We are here with a production that focuses more on visual and story flow rather than gameplay. Keeping up with the fashion of recent years, 11-11: Memories Retold primarily deals with the psychological aspect of war to the players, with its handling of those who serve on both sides of a front.
Darkest Hour: A Hearts Of Iron Game
You have a government that lasts more than 30 years. What do you do? So you will have to manage. Darkest Hour: A Hearts Of Iron Game allows you to rule a country from the First World War to the Cold War. Of course, in order to achieve this, you need to master the mechanics of the game.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox 360
We don’t see many productions in the game industry that touch on the emotional aspect of war. Troops are expendable forces, or everyone is a death, a birth. Valiant Hearts: The Great War offers you a universe that touches on the psychology of war in its story that progresses with puzzles.