50 Best Historical games

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The best 50 Historical games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 33000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

This is not a "all time best Historical games list". There is no hard limit on the age of a game but our results are mainly games released in the last 2 to 3 years.

The latest addition in this selection is Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder released the 28 August 2017

1# Nioh - 2017

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Ready your blade - grueling encounters await around every corner in this action RPG set in a vast land ravaged by civil war. Digital Deluxe edition includes the full game, five in-game weapons inspired by those found on Nioh statues across Japan, and a season pass to unlock three pieces of DLC containing extra missions, story, and a PS4 avatar. Also included is the Crimson Armor Set to wear in-game, based on the battle dress worn by legendary samurai Yukimura Sanada (available for the first two weeks after launch).

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2# Europa Universalis IV - 2013

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The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. Rule your nation through the centuries, with unparalleled freedom, depth and historical accuracy.

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3# Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - 2015

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Become a Daimyo of the Warring States period of Japanese history in NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION, a historical simulation game of conquest and domination. It is the 30th anniversary of this series and this current release, NOBUNAGA'S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence, is the crown of the series.

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4# Battle of the Bulge - 2017

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Set during what the historian Antony Beevor called "Hitler's Last Gamble", Battle of the Bulge provides an immersive experience on a tactical/operational level, putting the player in command of the Allies or the German forces fighting each other in several scenarios in one of the most brutal and wild environments of Western Europe: the snow-covered forest of the Ardennes! Command infantry, mechanized and armoured units in hard fights through the various phases of the offensive, taking into account the nature of the terrain and its effects on the assailants and defenders. Take control of iconic elite units on both sides, such as the 101 Airborne Division or the Kampf Gruppe Peiper, and replace the losses on the hottest spots of the frontline!

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7# Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder - 2017

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With an emphasis on the chaotic new 2-vs-2 multiplayer, new time periods, and improved graphics, physics, and destructibility powered by Unreal Engine 4, players will need to be ready for some intense rocking and rolling. - ACE Teams Trademark Quirkiness: The Monty Python-esque humor is turned up to 11, as players literally rock and roll through the ages. Players will gaze upon exquisite art from the Egyptians, Late Gothic and Early Renaissance era, Surrealist movement, as they carve a path of destruction with their rolling rocks of doom!

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8# Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension - 2016

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The newest release from the Historical Simulation Game landmark series, "Nobunaga's Ambition!" In this release we include "Officer Play" for the first time in the series, allowing players to advance from retainer to Castle Lord and then on to Daimyo.

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9# Samurai Warriors 4 - 2016

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With the series celebrating its 10th anniversary, the main Story Mode has been overhauled, with two primary ways to play: Regional play, which focuses on the heroic actions of individual warriors throughout the land and A Land United, which focuses on the final years of the turbulent Warring States period. No fewer than fifty brave warriors play out this rich historical tapestry. 

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10# Hearts of Iron II - 2010

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Taking place from 1936-64, Arsenal of Democracy lets you play as any nation during the era of WW2, complete with detailed models for economics, diplomacy, research, and intelligence. Warfare is also fully represented with all three branches of operations: land, sea, and air.

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14# Expeditions: Viking - 2017

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Circa 790 AD. A small band of Norse warriors lands on the shores of England. History may have forgotten their names, but their actions live on. As the chieftain of your clan, let ambition guide your choices in the party-based RPG Expeditions: Viking. How will history remember you?

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15# Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII - 2016

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'With this as the concept behind Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13, we have compiled an experience that will immerse you even deeper into the world of the Three Kingdoms, with 'human drama,' seen through the interactions of the heroes of the time (all playable), 'spectacular battles' shown in majestic battle scenes, 'dynamism' expressed across the great land of China in full 3D, and much more. Players will become one of the heroes that lived during the time of the Three Kingdoms and through their actions and decisions will forge their own unique history in that turbulent yet period. Online activity subject to Terms of Services and User Agreement (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service).

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17# Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds - 2017

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Romance 12 handsome warriors and the samurai of the Shinsengumi, uncover their dark secrets, and conquer your demons in this historical fantasy visual novel! Your narrative choices unlock multiple branching storylines and 30 different endings!

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18# Sid Meier's Civilization VI - 2016

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Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).

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19# Mystery of Neuschwanstein - 2015

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In the exciting visual adventure Mystery of Neuschwanstein, you will find all of the ingredients needed for a thrilling mystery adventure: a world famous castle, the mysterious, unexplained death of a fairy-tale king, and plenty of anonymous clues pointing to a whole web of dark conspiracies!

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20# League of Light: Wicked Harvest - 2017

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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was chosen for its high standard of quality and amazingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers. The League of Light needs your help solving another exciting case! Children have been going missing in the town of Blake’s Mountain in the days leading up to the fabled Red Moon. No one really knows what will happen on that night, but everyone agrees it can’t be good… Strange creatures creep through the shadows, and the citizens fear for their safety. Can you uncover the secrets of Blake’s Mountain and rescue the missing children in this spooky Hidden Objects Puzzle Adventure game? We believe in you, detective!

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23# Pike and Shot - 2015

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The first of the Italian Wars broke out, starting a long struggle for dominance in the region, involving many major belligerents such as France, the Holy Roman Empire and Spain. Then from 1618 until 1648, The Thirty Years War raged across Germany and beyond, leaving devastation in its wake, but saw the rise of great commanders such as Count Tilly, Wallenstein and King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, and rapid developments in battlefield tactics. All these wars were fought during the age of Pike and Shot, a time where musketeers gave fire in a duel to the death, pikemen held stolidly against enemy assaults, and cavalry charged to glory or defeat.

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