War is always the same.
Video games can take place in a lot of different places. You can go to faraway worlds, magical lands, and a lot of other places in between. War, on the other hand, is a popular setting for action games.
There are a lot of games that look at war with a sense of action, teamwork, and doing the right thing. But there are also a lot of games that take a more serious view and show you the horrors that war brings to the world. From the soldiers to people far from the war, these games show how bad war can be for everyone involved.
Hell Let Loose
There are a lot of games about World War II on the market. None of them are as sad as Hell Let Loose, though.
There is no campaign or main storyline. Instead, it’s just brutal squad-based battles on a big scale. People vanish in a flash of gunfire, people scream from gunshot wounds, and death often comes as a surprise.
It’s not a critical review, but sometimes you’ll put down the controller because you’re so amazed by what you just saw.
Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line is known for having a story that is hard on the mind and heart. It is not a game for people who are easily upset.
The plot is about mental health, stress, and civilian deaths, which will make you wonder who the good guys were. As the leader of a group of special agents, you are responsible for their lives, good or bad.
In this game that you won’t soon forget, gunfights aren’t even the worst thing that can happen.
More and more military simulations are focusing on modern types of war, and Squad is one of the few that shows how grim it really is.
Everything, from ragdoll effects to gunshots to how the sound systems work together, has been fine-tuned to make the game feel as real as possible. That means you’ll be surprised and confused a lot of the time by what’s going on around you.
It’s a game where bloodshed can happen at any time.
Ghost Of Tsushima
Even though it’s not a current war, Ghost of Tsushima is still about war. When war comes to Jin Sakai’s land, it changes his life for good.
Yes, there are a lot of parts that are about fighting and getting better in battle. But the story has a serious undertone that looks at how Jin’s life and the lives of the people around him would have been different if war hadn’t happened.
You can see it all over the island and in the people who are trying to make a living there.
This War Of Mine
A game that doesn’t take place near the front lines. This War of Mine is about the lives of a few ordinary people in a country torn apart by war.
You won’t have to worry about load-outs or respawns. Instead, you’ll do your best to make sure your people have enough food, water, and sleep to stay safe. It’s not a very positive look at war, and it shows how conflict affects people who aren’t even fighting.
You can’t play this game without being changed by the choices you had to make and feeling sad about them.
Brothers In Arm: Road To Hill 30
Since the 1980s, the Brothers In Arms games have been giving players amazing stories about the Second World War.
Road to Hill 30 is one of these games, and it might be the one that shows the grimmest side of war. It’s an early version of the team-based games we play today, but it’s hard to play on an emotional level.
Your paratroopers are all different, and what’s worse is that they are all based on real people from the 101st. As soon as your commander’s plans go wrong, things get hard fast.
Valiant Hearts is a game that isn’t really about fighting. Instead, it looks at how war changes the lives of ordinary people.
8 Ball Pool has messages of hope. But the ones about war are the ones that stand out the most. In this game about the First World War, people lose friends, destroy nature, and change for good.
Even though the art style is soft and cartoony, this game has a lot of heartbreaking moments that you might not expect.
Call Of Duty: World At War
It’s odd to see a Call of Duty game on a list of games that look at the bad things about war, but World at War was very different from the other games in the series.
In this game about World War 2, there are times when friends die, there are terrible things that happen, and there are turns that break your heart. In this game, there are times when you feel proud to lead your fellow soldiers and times when you feel sick to see horrible things happening right in front of you.
There aren’t that many games about the First World War, but the ones that are out there tend to be dark and scary.
Battlefield 1 is the only one that does this feeling as well as it does. Most of the time, it feels like a movie, but the terrible things that happen to your characters and their friends make you stop and stare.
All of the mud, blood, and death show how terrible the First World War was for everyone involved.
It never ends. It’s a catchy title, but the Fallout series has a lot to say about war, which is a bit of a surprise.
Even though it has a lot of weird humor, Fallout does a lot to show how horrible war is, especially nuclear war. There are monsters and bad guys everywhere, and the world itself wants you and everyone else to die.
It wouldn’t be fun to be like that. It’s more sarcastic, but it makes people take a step back and really think about it from time to time.