10 war themed video games you can try this Independence Day

Source: The Quint

India will celebrate its 75th Independence Day on 15 August. Since it is a public holiday, most people usually spend the time by having family or friend’s get together. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the day in gathering will not be an option therefore playing games becomes the viable option. 

Today, we are going to list out some video games that are based on war and victory.


BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI): Previously known as PUBG Mobile India, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by Krafton. The game is exclusively for the Indian users. Set in a virtual world, a battle royale game where multiple players employ strategies to fight and be the last man standing on the battlegrounds. A free to play, in BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA, players can battle it out in diverse game modes which can be squad based or solo. The game features diverse maps with different terrains on a virtual setting, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA, utilizes the full capabilities of Unreal Engine 4 to bring alive fantastic worlds augmented by 3D sound, to build a truly immersive experience on a mobile phone. Pick your map and mode that suits you and get set for a thrilling ride. More than pure combat, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA the free to play new game, is also a battle of wits, as you develop strategies to take on your enemies in a battle royale mode or a free fire fight or even a one-one TDM. The game is available on Android.

FAU-G: Fearless and United Guards (popularly abbreviated as FAU-G) is an action game developed by Bengaluru based company nCORE Games. The game features a story mode plotted upon the incidents of the Galwan Valley clash in which the player goes through many close combat fights. FAU-G will also incorporates many of India’s previous historic border clashes into future episode story lines such as the Kargil incident, the India-Pakistan war of 1971, and the surgical strikes of 2016, among others. Based on feedback, what elements players like, they will keep developing the game further with various modes like a PvP mode and a Battle Royale mode can come to the game in the coming months. The game is available for Android and iOS.

Call of Duty WWII: Call of Duty: WWII is a first-person shooter game. It creates the definitive World War II next generation experience across three different game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Co-Operative. Featuring stunning visuals, the Campaign transports players to the European theater as they engage in an all-new Call of Duty story set in iconic World War II battles. Multiplayer marks a return to original, boots-on-the ground Call of Duty gameplay. Authentic weapons and traditional run-and-gun action immerse you in a vast array of World War II-themed locations. The Co-Operative mode unleashes a new and original story in a standalone game experience full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping moments. The game is available to play on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Battlefield V: Battlefield V is a first-person shooter video game developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield V is the sixteenth installment in the Battlefield series. The game features several new multiplayer modes, including the “continuous” campaign mode “Firestorm”, and “Grand Operations”. The Grand Operations mode is an expansion of the “Operations” mode introduced in Battlefield 1, which focuses on matches taking place across multiple stages to simulate a campaign from the war. In Grand Operations, each round will have specific objectives, and performance in each stage will influence the next. If the final day ends with a close margin of victory, the match will culminate with a “Final Stand,” with players fighting to the last man standing on a continually shrinking map. The game features a collection of single-player “war stories” based on aspects of World War II, with voiceovers in each war story’s native language. The game also features a cooperative mode not seen since Battlefield 3 called “Combined Arms,” where up to four players can undertake missions together and features dynamic missions and objectives so missions cannot be played the same way each time. The game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.

Indian Air Force: A Cut Above: Indian Air Force: A Cut Above is the official free air combat mobile gaming application of the Indian Air Force which was released on 31 May 2019. The game has three training levels where the user is taught the various intricacies of the game such as taking off, landing gear operations, air-control, target hitting and various other things. The game features a character similar to Abhinandan Varthaman’s featuring his gunslinger mustache, however customization is possible. The game has three difficulty levels and allows the user to control a variety of the IAFs arsenal including the MI-17 V5 helicopter, the Mirage 2000 and four other aircraft as well as the Rafale. The controls however have been described as “clunky” and gameplay has been compared to the arcade style of simulation found in games like Ace Combat and Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. The game allows IAF aspirants to experience first hand the roles of an air warrior, as well as means to apply and appear for recruitment from the comfort of a mobile phone. An IAF spokesperson reiterated this saying that “the primary aim of this game is to get youth attracted to the profession of military aviation, while providing information about career options in the Indian Air Force.” The game is available on Android and iOS.

Surgical Strike mission- Indian border army Game: Indian Surgical strike game is the action packed best offline shooter game. One needs to protect their country environment from brutal enemies with the help of guns and sniper rifles in army battle simulator. If you are looking for a free critical strike military shooting game, this game is perfect choice for you. You will be part of an elite military force fighting at the front lines like a fps commando mission. This is a critical strike in which huge and heavy machinery is taking part like army tank of action adventure military game lite with the totaling of the counter terrorist attack games and sniper shooting games. The game is available on Android.

For Honour: For Honor is a 2017 action video game developed and published by Ubisoft. It is an action fighting game set during a medieval, fantasy setting. Players can play as a character from one of four different factions, namely the Iron Legion (Knights), the Warborn (Vikings), the Dawn Empire (Samurai), and the Wu Lin (Ancient Chinese). The Wu Lin faction was added in the Marching Fire expansion in October 2018. Each hero also has quotes in their own language that will trigger when certain actions are performed. All heroes are unique and have their own weapons, skills, and fighting styles. Players fight against their opponents with their class-specific melee weapons. When players perform certain actions, such as killing multiple enemies consecutively, they gain Feats, which are additional perks. These perks allow players to gain additional points and strengths, call in a barrage of arrows or a catapult attack, or heal themselves. In most missions, players are accompanied by numerous AI minions. They are significantly weaker than the player character, and do not pose much threat. the game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One,PC.

Wolfenstien II: The New Colossus: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a 2017 action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. Players battle enemies throughout levels. The game utilizes a health system in which players’ health is divided into separate sections that regenerate; if an entire section is lost, players must use a health pack to replenish the missing health. Players use melee attacks, firearms, and explosives to fight enemies, and may run, jump, crawl, and occasionally swim to navigate through the locations. Melee attacks can be used to silently take down enemies without being detected. Alternatively, players can ambush enemies, which often results in an intense firefight between the two parties. Enemy commanders can call for reinforcements several times. A cover system can be used in combat as assistance against enemies. Players have the ability to lean around, over, and under cover, which can be used as a tactical advantage during shootouts and stealth levels. Stilts are also available during some game segments for a further tactical advantage. The game gives players a wide variety of weapon options; they can be found on the ground, retrieved from dead enemies, or removed from their stationary position and carried around. The game is available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Pc and so on.


Assasin’s Creed Valhalla: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a 2020 action role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft. The game recounts a fictional story during the Viking expansions into the British Isles. Players control Eivor Varinsdottir, a Viking raider who becomes embroiled in the centuries-old conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood, who fight for peace and liberty, and the Templar Order, who desire peace through control. The modern-day portion of the story is set in the 21st century and follows Layla Hassan, an Assassin who relives Eivor’s memories so as to find a way to save the Earth from destruction. As the player takes on the role of Varinsdottir they lead their fellow Vikings against the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The player has the choice of playing Eivor as either female or male (voiced by Cecilie Stenspil and Magnus Bruun respectively), or letting the game alternate between the two at key moments in the story (with “Male Eivor” depicting an avatar based upon the physical appearance of the Isu Odin, due to his connection with Eivor). The player is also able to customise Eivor’s hair, warpaint, clothing, armor, and tattoos. The variety of weapons available to the player has been expanded to include weapons such as flails and greatswords.

The twelfth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series is available to play on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S.

Far Cry: Far Cry is a franchise of first-person shooter games, all of which have been published by Ubisoft. Far Cry has action-adventure elements. The game follows the storyline of freelance mariner Jack Carver who when docked his boat was greeted by artillery fire from a mysterious militia group swarming about the island. His boat gets destroyed, and he us left with no money, and the gorgeous Valerie suddenly goes missing. Jack now finds himself facing an army of mercenaries amidst the wilds of the island, with nothing but a gun and his wits to survive. But the further he pushes into the lush jungle canopy, the stranger things become. He encounters an insider within the militia group who reveals the horrific details of the mercenaries’ true intentions. He presents Jack with an unsettling choice: battle the deadliest mercenaries, or condemn the human race to a maniac’s insidious agenda.

There are six main games in the series, along with various spin-offs. The game is available to play on PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia.

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