Online video games with historical backgrounds have always been popular because they are fun and educational. There are many different games and some of them tell true stories more than others, but each of them has references to events that have taken place in the past and have affected our history. Here are some of the most popular historical games, and some that are a little more obscure but all of them are just simply excellent.
This series of games has been among the best-sellers list since it was released. The blockbuster movie was based on this game and sold as a part of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed takes you back to historical scenes to Jerusalem, Constantinople, Rome, Venice and many more. You can take a trip back to the Sikh Empire and the Russian Revolutions. The Kanien village that appears in Assassin’s Creed 3 was so accurate as the complex details were shared by a consultant from Kahnawake.
Paradox Games specialized in historical games, and their studio has created one of the very best games of this genre that have ever been made. Including, Europa Universalis Series, Heart of Iron, Victoria and Crusader Kings. These games basically feature any state that has ever existed. The player can invent countries out of their own imaginations, create people and develop their own nations.
War in the East
War in the East was released in 2010 and is based on the Soviet-German conflict during WWII. As a result, it remains one of the most intense wars that has ever been escalated into real war actions. A word of caution is not the easiest to get the hang of, but once you have mastered the rules it is quite stimulating. This is not a game that uses the conflict merely as a backdrop, the historical details are the core of success and many political facts are open to the player. The details of the relevant commanders and military units are quite staggering, and the action is really engaging.
If you want a great middle-ages romp that takes you right back into the mid-1400s then EU4 game series just for you. You can follow historical events from the 15th century right up to the Napoleonic Wars. One of the best features of EU4 is the community modifications that bring many additions and make the game truly complex and diverse. One of the most popular mods is Imperium Universalis which are going to bring you back to the classical empires of Rome and Greece. These great historical games are not just about having fun, they are full of detailed historical information that many players are learning from the very beginning. This is a very good way to study history. If you are having fun while playing, it’s easier to remember the new facts.