Top 50 History Video Games



1. Ghost of Tsushima (2020 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.3
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Set in 1274 on the Tsushima Island, the last samurai, Jin Sakai, must master a new fighting style, the way of the Ghost, to defeat the Mongol forces and fight for the freedom and independence of Japan.

Director: Nate Fox | Stars: Daisuke Tsuji, Eric Steinberg, Sumalee Montano, Patrick Gallagher

Votes: 2,454

2. Assassin's Creed Valhalla (2020 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you?

Directors: Ashraf Ismail, Benoit Richer, Ramiro Bélanger | Stars: Magnus Bruun, Cecilie Stenspil, Tom Lewis, Chantel Riley

3. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.5
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Set in 431 BC during the Pelopenesian War, play as either a male or female mercenary as you embark on your own epic odyssey to become a legendary Spartan hero in a world where every choice matters.

Directors: Jonathan Dumont, Scott Phillips, Sophie Ann Rooney | Stars: Melissanthi Mahut, Michael Antonakos, Leonidas Castrounis, Maria Syrgiannis

Votes: 4,033

4. Assassin's Creed: Origins (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.6
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A prequel to the Assassin's Creed Franchise set in Egypt from 48 BC where Bayek, a Medjay, begins the foundation of the Assassin's Brotherhood.

Directors: Laurent Bernier, Jean Guesdon, Ashraf Ismail | Stars: Abubakar Salim, Alix Wilton Regan, Zora Bishop, Michael Nardone

Votes: 5,229

5. Call of Duty: WWII (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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You play various American servicemen and their allies in World War II as the Western Allies fight their way through Europe during and after the invasion of Normandy.

Directors: Michael Condrey, Glen A. Schofield, Dennis Adams, István Kovács, Bret Robbins | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Jonathan Tucker, Jeffrey Pierce, Brett Zimmerman

Votes: 4,408

6. God of War: Ragnarök (2021 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

Kratos and his son Atreus face the oncoming Norse apocalypse, Ragnarok.

Director: Cory Barlog

7. Battlefield 1 (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.2
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Fight your way through battles going from urban combat in a besieged French city to open spaces in the Italian Alps or frantic combats in the Arabic sand dunes. Experience large-scale battles as infantry or piloting vehicles on land, air and sea, from the tanks and bikes on the ground, to bi-planes and gigantic battleships.

Directors: Lars Gustavsson, Marcus Kryler, Stefan Strandberg, Fredrik Åkerström, Tom Keegan | Stars: Lucas Adams, Deniz Akdeniz, Jeff Berg, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 5,069

8. A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.5
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14th century France, Amicia and her little brother Hugo are on the run from the Inquisition's soldiers and survive during their emotional journey unstoppable swarms of rats from the Black Plague.

Directors: Kevin Choteau, David Dedeine | Stars: Charlotte McBurney, Logan Hannan, Edan Hayhurst, Tabitha Rubens

Votes: 1,365

9. Assassin's Creed: Rogue (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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Bridging the gap between Assassin's Creed IV and III, as tragedy and failure force Shay Cormac to question his own Creed. The Assassin turns Templar and embarks on a quest of vengeance and personal revelation, during the Seven Years' War.

Director: Martin Capel | Stars: Steven Piovesan, Andreas Apergis, Lucinda Davis, Stéfanie Buxton

Votes: 3,124

10. Battlefield V (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

5.5
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Enter mankind's greatest conflict with Battlefield V as the series goes back to its roots with a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2.

Directors: Pelle Hallert, Armando Troisi | Stars: Anders Heinrichsen, Andreas Warmbrunn, Craig Fairbrass, Daniel Bilong

Votes: 1,403

11. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Henry is thrust into a civil war, watching helplessly as invaders storm his village and slaughter his family. Narrowly escaping the brutal attack, he grabs his sword to fight back.

Director: Daniel Vávra | Stars: Tom McKay, Matthew Wolf, Michael Pitthan, Logan Hillier

Votes: 768

12. Far Cry Primal (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

7.3
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Set during the Stone Age, Far Cry Primal follows Takkar, who rises from an unarmed hunter to the leader of his tribe.

Director: Jean-Christophe Guyot | Stars: Elias Toufexis, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Debra Wilson, DeLaRosa Rivera

Votes: 2,383

13. Ryse: Son of Rome (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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After his family is murdered, a Roman warrior must fight the barbarian horde to fulfill his fathers last dying wish, to protect Rome.

Directors: Cevat Yerli, Peter Gornstein | Stars: John Hopkins, Richard Teverson, Jamie Ballard, Rachel McDowall

Votes: 1,324

14. For Honor (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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A calamity has brought the Knights, Samurai and Vikings to engage in a perpetual war of what was left over. An uneasy peace is interrupted by a mysterious force called the Blackstone Legion.

Directors: Laurent Bernier, Roman Campos-Oriola, Damien Kaiken, Jason Vandenberghe | Stars: Amber Goldfarb, Andreas Apergis, Catherine Kidd, Courtenay Taylor

Votes: 762

15. Civilization VI (2016 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Family, History

8.1
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Control a civilization, from the beginnings of life, all the way towards the modern age. All while avoiding barbarians, gathering resources and dealing with the other civilizations. Will your nation thrive?

Stars: Sean Bean, Natasha Loring, Fatma Abd Alsalam, Alhan Gharam

Votes: 635

16. Van Helsing (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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Make your way through Transylvania as Van Helsing and battle Dracula, his Brides, Frankenstein, Igor and The Wolf Man with an array of weapons.

Director: John Slowsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Richard Roxburgh, Will Kemp, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 469

17. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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Former assassin Billie Lurk reunites with her old mentor Daud and works to destroy the source of all chaos from within the empire: The Outsider himself.

Director: Harvey Smith | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Robin Lord Taylor, Siedah Garrett

Votes: 604

18. Call of Duty 3 (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

7.2
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In Call of Duty 3 the player takes part in the Normandy breakout, where the British, Canadian, Polish, US, and French forces are pushed into the village of Chambois, France.

Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Nick Chinlund, John Mese, Chris Tardio, Ben Diskin

Votes: 3,448

19. Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (2012 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

6.8
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In 18th century Louisiana, a female assassin named Aveline has to infiltrate the Templars' order and uncover and destroy their schemes.

Stars: Gideon Emery, Mark Ivanir, JB Blanc, Leni Parker

Votes: 983

20. MediEvil (2019 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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The bone-headed Sir Daniel Fortesque, the ashamed hero of legend, arises from his slumber to once again face the evil Lord Zarok, free the people of Gallowmere and earn his place in the Hall of Heros.

Stars: Lani Minella, Jason Wilson

Votes: 106

21. Beowulf: The Game (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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Play Beowulf (Ray Winstone), an epic hero tormented by desire for power and glory. A slayer and a King, torn between the nobility and brutality within him. You are Beowulf, legendary Norse ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Michel Tari | Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Sonja Ball, Noel Burton, Ellen David

Votes: 355

22. Total War: Rome II (2013 Video Game)

Action, History, War

7.6
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Second installment of the Rome Total War series. This game spans the rise of the Roman empire, and has many different historical factions you can play.

Director: Michael M. Simpson | Stars: Mark Strong, Michael Maloney, David Robb, Roy Marsden

Votes: 626

23. MediEvil (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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A legendary hero awakens after 100 years since his death in battle, only to find that his arch nemesis is yet again roaming the earth to make an army of demons out of the dead.

Stars: Jason Wilson, Luis Soto, Paul Darrow, Harry Dickman

Votes: 504

24. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.0
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Compilation of Assassin's Creed II (2009), Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2010) and Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011). The edition is named after Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the protagonist for each of the three games.

Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Carlos Ferro

Votes: 398

25. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (I) (2004 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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Travel throughout Middle-earth, forming a fellowship of heroes and travel through familiar and little-seen lands as you fight to destroy the One Ring.

Stars: Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Chris Edgerly, Lori Phillips

Votes: 1,053

26. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry (2013 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A privateer who escaped slavery as a boy must again face the harsh realities of the Afro-Caribbean slave trade after a hurricane leaves him stranded in Colonial Haiti, on the eve of the Maroon rebellion.

Director: Amanda Wyatt | Stars: Tristan D. Lalla, Mariah Inger, Christian Paul, Marcel Jeannin

Votes: 728

27. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

8.8
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The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations.

Director: Paul DeNigris | Stars: Gary Moody, Spencer Prokop, Ric Spiegel, Cliff Stephens

Votes: 2,969

28. Civilization V (2010 Video Game)

E10+ | History

8.5
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A leader from the golden age of civilization takes their empire from nothing into a mighty Empire.

Stars: William Morgan Sheppard, Rick Pasqualone, Vanessa Aspillaga, Nancy Linari

Votes: 1,579

29. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

7.5
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Follows the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division or Big Red One and the part they played in key campaigns in WWII including North Africa, Sicily and eventually marching into Germany.

Director: Christian Busic | Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Frank John Hughes, James Madio, Ross McCall

Votes: 782

30. Medieval II: Total War (2006 Video Game)

Action, History, War

8.8
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A diplomatic, strategic war game set between the years 1080 and 1530, focusing on medieval warfare, religion and politics in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Director: Michael M. Simpson | Stars: Greg Baldwin, Tim Bentinck, Steffan Boje, Walter Bonacker

Votes: 1,028

31. Medal of Honor (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

8.3
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Take the role of Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson, a former C-47 Skytrain pilot in the Air Transport Command during World War II.

Stars: William Morgan Sheppard, Charles de Vries, Kai Wulff, George Salden

Votes: 1,644

32. Troy: A Total War Saga (2020 Video Game)

History, War

6.0
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It inspired by Homer's Iliad, it focuses on the historical flashpoint of the Trojan War, evolving the series with new period-inspired features.

Stars: Christopher Godwin, Russ Bain, Joseph Balderrama, George Blagden

Votes: 9

33. Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, History, War

8.2
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Take on the role of Lieutenant James Patterson. You are the Allied force's most reliable military special agent. From storming the front lines of Normandy Beach as an infantryman to becoming an elite intel officer.

Stars: Andreas Beckett, Antoinette Boers, Steve Bulen, Neil Dickson

Votes: 1,461

34. Papers, Please (2013 Video Game)

M | Drama, History

8.2
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In the fictional socialist state of Arstotzka in 1982, a border checkpoint inspector must cope with complex entry regulations, superiors' corruption, terrorists, a mysterious group and the personal drama of the applicants for entry.

Director: Lucas Pope | Star: Ilya Shubochkin

Votes: 992

35. Rome: Total War (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

8.7
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Rome: Total War is a strategy game set during the mid and late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire, with the player assuming control of one of three Roman families.

Director: Michael E. Simpson | Stars: Jonathan Atherton, George Baladinos, Andrew Buchanan, Adam John Cooper

Votes: 1,503

36. Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

7.3
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When the Japanese declare war on the United States of America with the attack on Pearl Harbour, Corporal Joseph D. "Joe" Griffin fights through the Pacific whilst on a mission to rescue his captured brother.

Stars: Dale Dye, Nick Jameson, Yuri Lowenthal, Mako

Votes: 984

37. Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece (2019 Video Game)

E10+ | History

8.3
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An educational mode allowing players to explore and visit Ancient Greece from Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (2018) like a living museum, travel to over 29 regions, and embark on 30 guided tours led by charismatic characters.

Stars: Andreas Apergis, Marianthi Evans, Melissanthi Mahut, Damon Papadopoulos

Votes: 9

38. Clash of the Titans (2010 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

6.1
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Hades has unleashed his minions and you must conquer all or be conquered, in this epic war of the gods. Relive the adventures of Perseus as you battle through a vast mythical underworld with over 100 different enemies.

Stars: Grey Griffin, Greg Ellis, Tara Strong, Enn Reitel

Votes: 84

39. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (2019 Video Game)

T | Adventure, History, Sci-Fi

6.1
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In the game, players control a lineage of primates and are tasked to ensure its survival in prehistoric Africa and facilitate its evolution.

Director: Patrice Désilets | Stars: Jennifer Seguin, Marcel Jeannin

Votes: 51

40. Valiant Hearts: The Great War (2014 Video Game)

T | Adventure, History, War

8.5
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This is the story of crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion.

Directors: Yoan Fanise, Herve Masseron, Paul Tumelaire | Stars: James Barriscale, Polly Eachus, Dave Pettitt

Votes: 1,138

41. Call of Duty: Finest Hour (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, History, War

7.2
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You play as Allied forces battling the Germans in WWII.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Brian Johnson, Eugene Alper, David Aranovich

Votes: 601

42. Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt (2018 Video Game)

History

7.9
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Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt is available as a free update for Assassin's Creed Origins owners (or as a standalone purchase on PC), giving players the option to ... See full summary »

Director: Ashraf Ismail | Stars: Abubakar Salim, Alix Wilton Regan, Zora Bishop, Michael Nardone

Votes: 52

43. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The game tells the story of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the famed 101st Airborne Division who were dropped behind German lines on D-Day.

Director: Randy Pitchford | Stars: Troy Baker, Jeff Broome, Ehren Buttlar, Jonathan Erickson Eisley

Votes: 471

44. Sniper Elite 3 (2014 Video Game)

Action, History, War

7.1
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A Sniper Elite must destroy the Nazi organization and kill the Führer, Hitler.

Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Klemens Koehring, Daniel Alexander, Giovanni Noto

Votes: 583

45. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (2016 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Reza Shirazi, an aspiring photojournalist, who returns to Iran amidst the Iranian Revolution. As he becomes more involved in the events of the Revolution, Reza is forced to make decisions in order to survive.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Navid Negahban, Bobby Naderi, Farshad Farahat, Omid Abtahi

Votes: 57

46. Age of Empires (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

8.2
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Lead an ancient culture from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, forge a civilisation, and destroy your enemies.

Director: Bruce Shelley

Votes: 2,087

47. Fate/stay night: Realta nua (2004 Video Game)

Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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After the death of his foster father, Shirou Emiya finds himself getting drawn into a duel between powerful magicians who use summoned spirits from the past called "servants" to fight over a wish granting artifact; the holy grail.

Stars: Noriaki Sugiyama, Ayako Kawasumi, Kana Ueda, Jun'ichi Suwabe

Votes: 76

48. Total War: Shogun 2 (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, History, War

8.1
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The Total War series return to Japan, where it began once. Feudal intrigues and power over the whole country are already waiting for a player.

Director: Michael M. Simpson | Stars: Ashley Alymann, Ruggero Andreozzi, Marco Balbi, Marco Balzarotti

Votes: 530

49. Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia (2018 Video Game)

History, War

7.0
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The year is 878 AD, the embattled English king Alfred the Great has mounted a heroic defence at the battle of Edington, and blunted the Viking invasion. Chastened but not yet broken the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Lusted | Stars: Nick Aaron, Jannik Archer, James Ashton, Mathias Asplund

Votes: 26

50. Medal of Honor: Underground (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

8.1
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A young girl named Manon Batiste becomes an active member of the French Resistance, after Nazi Germany occupied her country during World War II.

Stars: Christian Aubert, Charles de Vries, Charles Fathy, Guido Foehrweisser

Votes: 620


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