Top Military Shooter PC Games!
Day Of Infamy
New World Interactive’s World War II shooter is a an intense war experience with over the top sense of realism. Set during the height of the Second World War, lead your team in a grueling defensive position against hordes of invaders. It’s hardcore gameplay with a heavy emphasis on teamwork oriented objectives made this a definite choice for players looking for a good military shooter. It was well-received mainly due to its high-octane combat and dying with only 2 gunshots. Additionally, it contains over 60 real weapons to choose from. It’s a really good game and worryingly realistic.
Wherever you go around the internet, you can never ignore Battlefield 3’s massive success. This eleventh installment of the famed first-person shooter sold over 5 million copies during its first week and gave birth to a growing multiplayer community. The game was praised for its two sectors, it’s an online and single-player experience. Both are good in terms of gameplay and presentation, but the game truly shines in its multiplayer. Players can choose between four roles to provide a helping hand in the battlefield. Choose from a wide variety of modes including Deathmatch, Rush, Conquest, and so much more.
The future is grim in the year 2030. ARMA 3 is a massive military sandbox game from Bohemia Interactive. It features an authentic action experience, especially with its single and multiplayer content. It’s campaign lets you take control of a US Army Corporal in a mission to infiltrate enemy bases and commandeering large scale armored operations. Ride military vehicles, use iconic weaponry, and get drawn into its realism. Aside from its solo elements, its online mode is as wide-scale as its story. Form a squad and jump into the game’s multiple game modes including from its various expansions. With its success, it’s awarded as PC Gamer’s 2013 Game Of The Year for Simulation and a premier military game for the PC.
Sniper Elite 4
Nazi-killing couldn’t be more fun in Rebellion’s latest entry. Wartime Italy is slowly consumed by the evil of Fascism. As Karl Fairburne, it is your task to eliminate these vile human beings… one bullet at a time. After the events of the first game, follow him as he leads his band of brothers to restore Italy to its rightful place. As the latest entry to their award-winning series, it greatly improves on all fronts. With the game’s enhanced verticality, players can now increase the chances of finding the perfect spot of infiltration and stealth. Just customize your loadout and choose from the game’s wide arsenal of World War 2 weapons. As usual, the game doesn’t forget about its iconic X-Ray Kill Cam. Landing the precise shot grants you the satisfaction of watching their internal organs get blown up in spectacular fashion.
From New World Interactive, feel the hardcore action of close-quarters combat in this Source Engine based experience. For the uninitiated, this was a follow-up to the award-winning Source mod. Now it’s rebuilt with better visuals and a highly competitive one-life gameplay. If you suck at first-person shooters, you’re gonna have a hard time. Like most PC games nowadays, the game is divided into two modes: Online and Co-op. The former delights you with nine team-based game modes with intense objectives, whereas the latter lets you grab a friend and take down the enemy AI together in increasingly difficult waves.
Tripwire Interactive’s stand-alone expansion to Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. All thanks to the impressive modding community, they brought together a title focused on the Pacific campaign of World War II. This realistic first-person shooter borrows most of its mechanics from Red Orchestra 2 but brings in a whole arsenal of American and Japanese weapons. Play between four of its playable factions such as the US Marine Corps, US Army, Imperial Japanese Army, and the Special Naval Landing Forces. Relive the iconic moments from The Battle of Peleliu, Saipan, and Iwo Jima.
Spec Ops: The Line
This Yager Development title still remains in the hearts of shooting game enthusiasts. Not like they have a choice, what with its story that tests every bit of your moral fiber. With influences that range from Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, Spec Ops is one cinematic videogame. Play as the captain Martin Walker, fighting alongside Delta Force and against his weakening mental state. Hide behind the covers of Dubai’s deserts and defeat your enemies before the demons come haunting. Although it captures the gray areas of war, some players thought the gameplay wasn’t quite up to snuff. Still, it’s a memorable title that puts a new perspective on the military shooter.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
It’s luftwaffes and the color of blood red in Tripwire Interactive’s stellar reenactment of the Battle of Stalingrad. A follow-up to their successful Osfront 41-45, Heroes of Stalingrad still revolves around our comrades in red as they face the Germans in the largest confrontation of the second world war. Both a tactical and first-person shooter, victory will require your wits as well as your grit. This sequel comes with a slew of new features and improvements like blind firing undercover and collision detection. Side by side with their already established mechanics, the game aims to please with a realistic portrayal of life on warring grounds. So, remember to check your ammo, and learn to bandage up those pesky bulletholes. Like the Saving Private Ryan of videogames, it has been widely praised for its realism and it’s still remembered as one of the premier war shooters today.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Valve’s glory days are defined by its first-person shooters. Counter-Strike: Source signified the series’ success to the shooter genre along with the Half-Life Series. Global Offensive was built on the strong foundations of the already established franchise, and slapping it on with updated visuals, improved multiplayer, and a few new modes. It provides an intense, skill-based system that even today, it still has an active community, especially Esports. While its punishing learning curve might be too much for newcomers, the grind is always worth, giving you a chance to prove that.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Bad Company 2 is still renowned as (arguably) the best of the entire series. Packed with impressive sound design and destructible environments, it felt like the most realistic Battlefield game during its time. Ride around the ashen lands with cars and helicopters, and discover the sweet thrills of its expansive squad-based experiences. While the multiplayer mode isn’t as effective as before, it still remains as one unforgettable war experience.
Company Of Heroes
Released in 2006, Relic Entertainment’s top of the line shooter was dubbed as the best military-themed real-time strategies. And while many games have come close, not even of this generation comes close to the perfection that the game achieved. Its focus on tactics-based gameplay over the size and quantity of your army makes it one of the most accurate war simulation of this decade, and of recent times. It’s a strategy game, where strategy actually matters. Manage each of your vehicles, and raise your soldier’s morale. Even with just 15 missions, it offers you an extraordinary amount of variety and content that will satisfy you for hours, and years to come.
Going above and beyond even the technological capacities of the past, Crytek’s Crysis was one of the most impressive sci-fi shooters of its generation. Put on their sleek Nano suits and kick some North Korean ass with your augmented strength, speed, and defenses. Going against the grain by showing off next-level graphics and gameplay, the gamble eventually paid off: creeping its way up the market as THE benchmark PC and console power. Luckily for us, we can finally experience it in all its majesty. Dive into its fast-paced mix of run and gun action and stealth mechanics, and wrap around your head around its slightly confusing plot points.
Bang your head to sound of clanking metal in this second entry Respawn Entertainment’s sci-fi military shooter. They pulled out all the stops with this sequel, creating an explosive return for their colossal franchise. First, it marks the introduction of a host of new gameplay elements and an arsenal of destructive new weapons. Slide around with your refined parkour skills, and tinker with holo-pilots, pulse blades, grappling hooks, and so much more. The game has garnered tremendous praise in all aspects. Its single-player campaign is a masterclass in story and execution, and form the perfect foundation for their exhilarating multiplayer action. A simpler, better, and more refined titanfall title for new players and old.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
Before there was Siege, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series existed way before most of the Siege players were born. It’s a pioneer of tactical shooters and it’s considered as one of the best Rainbow Six according to hardcore fans. It’s a video game adaption from Tom Clancy’s novel of the same name. Raven Shield lets you take control of an Operator from Team Rainbow who participates in counter-terrorist activities across the world. After this game’s success, this signified the growing popularity of the series up until the latest Rainbow games we’ve known today.
Gears Of War 4
The king of cover shooters goes back to its roots. The first in the main series not to be developed by Epic Games and no more CliffyB. This fourth and latest title becomes a sort of tribute to their legacy. 25 years after the events of the original trilogy, Marcus Fenix makes a return to the fray. Now aged and wise, he takes the role of mentor to his son as they fight against a new threat. There’s more destruction as you resist against norms and face off against unknown creatures with JD, Kait, and Del. It’s our last journey to the nostalgic past as Gears’ new creators bring in a new generation of characters.
Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2007 was a good year for shooters. Infinity Ward’s moves away from their usual World War II setting and experiments on the modern, and somewhat, futuristic take on the series. It was so successful it was remastered almost a decade after to show fans how important this game is to the franchise. Return to the shoes of your favorite characters such as Captain Price and Soap MacTavish as they get caught in a spiral of government conspiracies and military deception. It’s jam-packed with modern-day firepower, advanced tactical combat, and a story that shook the world. Apart from its single-player experience, its multiplayer mode also shines with its team-based shootouts.