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The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now 

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Updated October 31, 2019 170 votes 39 voters 21 items

For those who enjoy the challenge of combat, but prefer not to put themselves in mortal danger, we're ranking the most popular war games right now in 2019. These current war games are ranked by your votes, so don't be shy about expressing your opinion about each game by voting it up or down. What are your favorite war games?

War games are never left out of development for long seeing as it's one of the best video game genres in history. Classics like Call of Duty have gotten upgrades and updates with newer entries like Call of Duty: WWII, which takes the fight back to the time of the world's greatest generation. If you're more interested in a modern conflict... or one that takes place in the future, consider playing Fallout 76. This new entry for the franchise follows the same format as the previous games but adds the twist of multiplayer gameplay on a massive scale.

Vote up the best war games everyone should be playing in 2019, and be sure to check back for updates as new war titles are released.

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Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Call of Duty: WWII is a 2017 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. The game is set in the European theatre, and is centered around a squad ...more
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Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Despite its name, Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series, ...more
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Battlefield V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Released: 2018 (EA DICE)

Genres (Video game): First-person shooter, battle royale

Battlefield V is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, and the seventeenth installment in the Battlefield series. It will be released worldwide ...more
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Fallout 76 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Fallout 76 is an online multiplayer action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It ...more
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War Thunder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
War Thunder is a cross platform vehicular combat MMO developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Shield Android TV. It was released on June 19, 2018 ...more
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Civilization VI is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy 4X video game developed by Firaxis Games, published by 2K Games, and distributed by Take-Two Interactive. A part of the Civilization series, ...more
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For Honor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Ubisoft Montreal)
For Honor is a 2017 hack and slash fighting game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game allows players to play the roles of historical forms of soldiers and warriors, including knights, ...more
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Insurgency: Sandstorm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a multiplayer tactical first-person shooter video game developed by New World Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive. The game is a sequel to the 2014 video ...more
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World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
niezinktim added World of Tanks Released: 2010 (Wargaming.net)

Genres (Video game): Tactical shooter

World of Tanks is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Belarusian-Cypriot company Wargaming, featuring early to mid-20th century era fighting vehicles. It is built upon a freemium ...more
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Company of Heroes 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Company Of Heroes 2
Company of Heroes 2 is a real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sega for the Microsoft Windows platform. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed ...more
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ArmA III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
ARMA 3 is an open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooter video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows in September 2013, and later ...more
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Counter-Strike: Global O... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Released: 2012 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, First-person Shooter

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online tactical first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, who also maintained Counter-Strike: Source after its ...more
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Ubisoft Paris)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Paris and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide on March 7, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, ...more
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Sniper Elite 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Rebellion Developments)
Sniper Elite 4 is a third-person tactical shooter stealth video game developed by Rebellion Developments. The sequel to Sniper Elite III, the game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation ...more
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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series, and was released ...more
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Phantom Doctrine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Phantom Doctrine
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Airship Syndicate)
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. Based on the Battle Chasers fantasy comic book series by Joe Madueira, the game involves ...more
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This War of Mine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): Survival horror

This War of Mine is a war survival video game developed and published by the Polish game development company 11 bit studios. The main goal of the game is to survive the war with the tools and ...more
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Wargroove is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Wargroove
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Middle-earth: Shadow of ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action role-playing video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is the sequel to 2014's ...more
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Total War: Warhammer II ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular War Video Games Right Now
Total War: Warhammer II is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics video game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is part of the Total War series and the sequel to ...more