In modern times like this, the technology surrounding games has developed very rapidly, starting from the graphics that are getting better and better to the storylines that are more varied.
War games are no exception, which currently has not only very good graphics but an increasingly interesting storyline.
Today’s PC offline war games are not just strategy games where we compete with intelligence against enemies, and strategize, while honing skills, but they also feature an interesting storyline, so that the players continue to be swept away by interesting storylines until the end.
So, you as a gamer might have imagined what games deserve to be named the best offline war game on PC. Welcome to LaptopSpace, and here are the big 9!
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1. Battlefield 1
Maybe some of you do not fully agree with our opinion. One of the reasons we included Battlefield 1 among the best offline PC war games ever made is because of its diverse storylines: 6 storylines! In this offline war game, you can experience war from the point of view of different army squads.
In our opinion, this flow makes DICE the leader in offline war games with great gameplay. Apart from that, we also feel it is appropriate to give two thumbs up for the multiplayer mode that this war game has. DICE dares to create a massively multiplayer game: 64 players playing in one game!
Judging from the quality of the graphics, of course, there are not many questions or criticisms that we can submit to this offline war game. Even though it was released in 2016, Battlefield 1 has above-average graphic quality.
2. Company of Heroes
Carentan is a small town on the outskirts of France with a charming ancient church. This city was also very strategic in World War 2 because of its location between Utah and Omaha beaches (D-Day).
This game uses a lot of true stories that happened in WW2 and makes it a strategic game with a top-down perspective for the players. One example is Falaise Pocket where you trick the German troops and surround them.
Company of Heroes is an offline war game where you have to focus on resources like people, ammo, and fuel. For the first time, playing an RTS (Real Time Strategy) game feels very human rather than controlling robots.
3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Anyone would agree with this one. Yes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain deserves to be at the top of this list of recommendations.
Taking the background of the cold war in 1984, Konami succeeded in making an offline war game that was “style” open world. This means that in this game you are given freedom in how to complete each mission.
In this game, you will enter the 1984’s set. Where you have to complete missions based on grudges and old wounds in the previous version of MGS, namely Ground Zeroes.
You will be involved in the Soviet-Afghan civil war and eradicate the epidemic caused by a dangerous parasite made by the main enemy.
It’s a bit different from Call of Duty, for example, which has a fixed storyline. This offline war game is suitable for those of you who get bored easily but like to explore.
It’s just that for those of you who hate fiction, it’s better not to try this war game. Even though this game is a war game that is very open with many possibilities, great graphics, and a very varied storyline, there are many fictional scenes in it.
Apart from that, you can also play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain online and offline. Now the rest is up to you, but overall we highly recommend this war game for you!
4. Call of Duty: World at War
Again, we may write something quite controversial in this article. But then again, at least in our opinion World at War is one of the best offline war games in the FPS genre compared to several other FPS war games. Plus, in our opinion, this series is one of the best compared to other series.
In terms of graphics, maybe this game is not the best because of the long release. But in terms of accuracy with reality, this game deserves thumbs up.
With the setting of the war in the past, this game manages to convey the atmosphere of the past quite accurately. Although the drawback is the sudden appearance of Nazi Zombies which in our opinion spoils the historical accuracy of this game.
Even though there is this destructive storyline, the historical accuracy that this war game has, combined with an open-ended environment, and beautiful cinematics, makes this game worthy of being included in the best pc war games.
In short, this game is the best FPS genre offline war game that is really worth trying for all gamers.
5. Battlefield V
EA is working hard to make a game that is more ‘serious’ than the setting of world war in Battlefield 1. Not many games can make you feel the horror experienced by soldiers of World War 1 when they were massacred by Nazi troops.
Battlefield V continues this horror by placing you as a soldier in World War 2. Every story told in Battlefield V gives rise to the sensation of ‘horror’ as experienced by the soldiers at that time.
The appearance of the name, date of birth, and date of death of each character you play makes this game more than just ‘entertainment’.
Speaking of gameplay, Battlefield V rivals the other best FPS games on PC. In contrast to futuristic FPS games, every weapon in Battlefield V feels difficult to control and brings a real sensation to every bullet that is fired.
The battlefield in this game is always changing from time to time, thanks to the many buildings that are always destroyed and flood the players with ruins.
Battlefield V pushes the graphic boundaries that exist for games of its class. Features like ray tracing were only available for PCs with the highest graphics cards at the time of the game’s release, but they do give us a glimpse into the future of triple-A gaming. Be sure to check the laptop specifications before playing this game.
6. Total War: Three Kingdoms
Like its predecessors, Total War: Three Kingdoms is a turn-based strategy and real-time tactics game. Set in the three kingdoms in 220-280 AD, you will play as one of 12 factions, and you must destroy all factions to unite China and become the ruler.
Each of these factions was led by warlords such as Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian. In battle, you will command infantry and cavalry units. Each unit in this game is further divided into small groups led by their respective generals.
You can deploy up to three generals onto the battlefield at a time, with three generals in reserve.
This offline war game raises past settings which we think are quite accurate. In addition, this game also encourages players to rack their brains a lot.
Not only commanding generals of war, but you are also required to have diplomacy and negotiation skills in order to build economic power.
7. Age of Empires II HD
Legendary is the word that fits best in this offline PC war game. In our opinion, Age of Empires II is one of the most interesting and addictive strategy war games ever created.
Even though the graphics are not as good as games nowadays, in our opinion, Age of Empires II is still irreplaceable. In this war game, you play the role of a king who rules over everything.
You manage the human resources, down to the mineral resources, food, and so on needed to build an empire. Don’t forget that you also have the role of a war general!
All war strategies owned by your kingdom are fully regulated by you, the leader. In conclusion, this war game is a war game that is quite mind-blowing.
No need for great graphics, varied storylines, or various game modes. Without all that AoE II managed to occupy the hearts of fans of strategy war games today.
8. Far Cry 5
Who doesn’t know this one game? Yes, you definitely hear the name of this game more often in many reviews about games. Far Cry 5 is indeed a favorite game for many people because of its super fun storyline and unique and colorful graphics.
In Far Cry 5, you will feel the full thrill of acting as a sheriff assigned to catch the most dangerous character named Joseph Seed in Hope County.
Prepare yourself fully because you will be up against all of Joseph Seed’s men who have quite good fighting skills and are scattered in unexpected places.
Therefore, you must have the ability to set a high strategy and collect various kinds of weapons and other necessities to defeat the enemy.
This game takes the concept of an open world, which means you can go freely anywhere, whether on foot or by car, without any restrictions.
You can also play this game made by Ubisoft, which takes the FPS concept, alone or with friends using multiplayer mode. Another bonus is that you can play this game online or offline.
Not only can you play this game on a PC, you can easily play this game on PS 4. You can use the Playstation Plus service to get early access to game features that are far more complete.
9. This War of Mines
‘In war, not everyone is a soldier’- that’s the tagline of a cool game called This War of Mine which was inspired by the story of the war in Bosnia which caused the people of Saravejo to face a siege for 1,425 days.
This game, which provides tension that can make you feel like you are standing dead, forces you to survive in dangerous conditions, where you have to manage the life of the characters in it.
This offline war game has a different concept from war games in general. In This War of Mine, you don’t participate in the battle directly, instead, you will strategize and make many difficult decisions to stay alive.
Most of the characters in this game do not have sufficient military background and survival experience. So, you have to rack your brain by thinking about how your character will live next.
There are different types of endings, depending on the decisions you make during the game. Well, if you pay close attention to this game, it turns out that it has a concept that is not much different from the film from Netflix entitled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.Apart from the mind-blowing storyline, This War of Mine can also be played offline, you know.
Those are the 10 best offline war games that you should play. Even though graphic quality plays a big role in war games due to a large number of explosions, other factors such as gameplay and stories are no less important, and all of these are our considerations in curating the games above.
In short, all the game developers above have succeeded in turning the game “rock paper scissors” into a very complex offline war game that is flawless. Don’t forget to share this article, and have fun playing!