The 10 Best FPS War Games To Play Today

Best FPS War Games
Ten larger than life war games available now.

What Are The Best FPS War Games of Today?

They say that war never changes, but in games, it usually does. One minute you can be using a grappling hook to swing onto a giant mech, the other you’ll be duking it out hand-to-hand in a muddy trench. Games today cover a vast swath of conflicts, either historical or fictional, and each experience will be different depending on your tastes. Whether you prefer non-stop action or a more simulated style, here are the 10 best FPS war games to play today.

10. War of Rights

War of Rights gameplay

In video games, many monumental conflicts in human history are left unexplored. The Civil War is one of them, often left only to tactical strategy games, but War of Rights allows players to reenact the intense and bloody fighting of the American Civil War. With multiplayer matches of up to 150 players, War of Rights lets you step into the shoes of a regimental soldier, cavalryman, or artilleryman in painstakingly recreated Civil War battlefields. For those out there interested in a team-based historical experience of a lifetime, War of Rights is here for you.

A battle in War of Rights

War of Rights takes the fight to real-life, blood-soaked battlefields of the Civil War.

Marching soldiers in War of Rights

With an emphasis on realism, War of Rights accurately portrays historical regiments and units.

9. Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose gameplay

Slated for release in 2019, Hell Let Loose will take you to the chaotic fighting of the Second World War. With an emphasis on brutal, ever-evolving combat, players will have to band together in 50 versus 50 multiplayer matches to secure key choke points and sectors. The game advertises a rich meta-game, where opposing sides must decide where and what resources to defend in order to stay victorious. Will you defend the fuel depot to deny the enemy vehicles, or capture a bridge? The choice is yours in Hell Let Loose.

An American tank in Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose will be a battle of wits and decisions during each match.

Approaching a French village

Hell Lets Loose looks to beautifully capture countrysides and towns turned battlefields.

8. Battlefield 5

Battlefield 5 gameplay

Battlefield goes back to its roots in its latest installment, Battlefield 5. Set once more in World War Two, Battlefield 5 will take its players to some of the lesser known fronts of the war, including Norway, Africa, and the Netherlands. Customization of your squad and weaponry has also been revamped since Battlefield 1, allowing you to change the uniforms and camouflage for each class and on each side. With a heavy focus on rougher, more tactical gameplay, Battlefield 5 might be what you’re looking for.

Reviving a teammate in Battlefield 5

Make every shot count in Battlefield 5, which takes the series to a more hardcore experience.

Battlefield destruction in Battlefield 5

Battlefield 5 keeps up the explosive and spontaneous action known to the series.

7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gameplay

Making a return as well in 2018 was Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Although without a single player campaign, Black Ops 4 promises the best multiplayer experience to date for fans of the series. Focusing on a more grounded, character-based approach than previous entries, Black Ops still maintains the heightened level of twitch shooter action that has become paramount for the series. Add to that the new mode “Blackout,” Call of Duty’s take on the hot battle royale genre, and you’ll be playing for hundreds of hours.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Gameplay

Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode takes the series into the thrilling battle royale scene.

Zombies in Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Rest assured, fan favorite zombies mode makes a return in Black Ops 4.

6. Arma 3

Arma 3 gameplay

Arma 3 is one of the most realistic military sim games in the market today. As you patrol a dusty road in your Humvee, the lead car stops. They’ve gotten out to inspect a suspicious item on the road. As they do so, it explodes, throwing the stretch of dirt into absolute chaos, ambushers engaging from hiding. Will you make it out alive? Maybe your team calls in a helicopter for extraction, or artillery on the enemy positions. Arma 3 revels in anecdotes like this, with no two scenarios playing out the same.

Helicopter landing in Arma 3

Quiet moments in Arma 3 are punctuated with minutes of tense, adrenaline-inducing action.

A gathered squad in Arma 3

You must work with your team to succeed in Arma 3, or you will certainly fail.

5. Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals gameplay

Heroes & Generals wants you to feel like a team of conquerors, working together. This World War Two game has you pick a faction, either the United States, Germany, or the Soviet Union, and unleashes you on each other. Whichever team captures 15 cities wins, and it’s up to your team to see if you succeed or fail. A free-to-play game, Heroes & Generals is for players that want to win glory together.

German soldiers in Heroes & Generals

Join a faction and lead it to victory in Heroes & Generals.

Fighting for a town in Heroes & Generals

Capture towns and cities in action-filled street fighting in Heroes & Generals.

4. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam gameplay

From the creators of Red Orchestra, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam takes you into the heart of the jungle for this dynamic multiplayer shooter. Teams will fight in an intense, asymmetric struggle authentic to the time period: engage in guerrilla warfare through the jungles, swamps, and cities torn apart by the Vietnam War. Be sure to turn on some Creedence Clearwater Revival when you play, because Rising Storm 2 is dedicated to the authentic experience.

Fighting for a hill in Rising Storm 2 Vietnam

Crank up the Hendrix as you fight for North or South Vietnam.

Patrolling American Troops in Rising Storm 2.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam lets you engage in the guerrilla warfare iconic to the Vietnam conflict.

3. Squad

Squad gameplay

Squad, in a similar vein to the Arma series,will take you to desert sands and mountains for large-scale tactical gameplay. As the name conveys, your squad is the heart of the game, and you must work together as a team to complete objectives and stay alive. Build and defend bases, plan assaults with other squads, and fight the enemy in blood-pumping modern combat in this early access release.

A squad in Squad

In Squad, you’ll operate as a tight tactical unit whether in the field or back at the base.

Working with your team during a gunfight in Squad

Dig in for dirty, down to earth firefights in Squad.

2. Insurgency Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm gameplay

The sequel to breakout hit Insurgency, Insurgency: Sandstorm is built on the promise of frenetic, tactical, close quarters combat. Insurgency combines the feel of the Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six series, with the faster pace of series like Counter-Strike and Call of Duty. You will be forced to plan, adapt, and overcome to survive and win in bloody room-to-room fighting.

A team firefight in Insurgency Sandstorm

Trust your team, and your aim, in Insurgency’s brawling battles through compounds and houses.

Engaging with the enemy in Insurgency Sandstorm

Tactically breach doors, bust in, and take down your opponents in Insurgency: Sandstorm.

1. Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 gameplay

One of the knockout releases of 2016, Titanfall 2 is a tour de force in exciting single player and multiplayer action. As a Titan pilot, players will wall run, double-jump, and slide around the competition to eliminate them in fast-paced, action-filled multiplayer matches. On-ground mobility makes way for sheer power revelry when calling in your Titan, which allows you to stomp around and destroy your opponents with even deadlier weapons. Although the game maintains a considerable multiplayer population this long after release, Titanfall 2 is worth checking out for the campaign experience alone: as Titan Pilot Jack Cooper, you and your Titan will explore breath-taking and unorthodox levels in order to stop a vicious corporation from dominating the frontier.

A mech versus mech fight in Titanfall 2

Thrilling Mech-on-Mech action is the highlight of Titanfall 2

Finishing a foe off in Titanfall 2

Whether on the ground, in the air, or in your Titan, Titanfall 2 provides a thrilling time.

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