Top Video Games Portraying the Horrors of World War I

Who said that we cannot learn anything useful from video games? In fact, gaming is more than just pure entertainment; it can be very educational as well. We’ve spoken in a previous article about a few games that can allow players to dive into the wonders of history, and we plan to follow that path. For today, we will mention a few exciting games that depict the horrors of one of the deadliest military conflicts in the history of mankind: World War I.

World War I has often been depicted in literature and movies, and it was just a matter of time until it was represented in video games as well. Therefore, feel free to give the following games a try:

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter developed by the guys from EA DICE. It’s a game set during World War I, and it offers an immersive single-player campaign that presents the stories of a few different characters across various fronts of the devastating war. On the other hand, Battlefield 1 even allows players to engage in large-scale battles through its multiplayer modes.


The guys from M2H and Blackmill Games are responsible for developing Verdun, which is a multiplayer first-person shooter set in the trenches of the First World War. The game adds an extra focus on realism and tactical gameplay, as players need to fight in historically accurate battles from the Western Front.


Tannenberg is a standalone expansion to Verdun, as it has the same developers. Tanneberg adds a special focus on the Eastern Front of World War I, and it offers similar gameplay to Verdun, as there are lots of realistic battles.

Call of Duty: WWI

Call of Duty: WWI is an official modification for Call of Duty 2 built by modders to bring the World War I experience to the game. This modified game includes maps, weapons, as well as gameplay mechanics inspired by the era.

1916 – Der Unbekannte Krieg (The Unknown War)

1916 – Der Unbekannte Krieg (The Unknown War) was developed by the guys from Mitorah Games, and it’s basically an indie horror game that puts the player in the shoes of a soldier in the trenches of World War I. Apart from the usual dangers of war, the soldier also needs to deal with supernatural horrors.

The Flame in the Flood

The Molasses Flood is the company responsible for creating The Flame in the Flood, a survival game set in post-societal America. However, this game is not directly about World War I, but it has themes of survival and resilience that resonate with the usual challenges faced during the war.

To End All Wars

Ageod developed The End All Wars, a grand strategic game that gives players the chance to take control of one of the major powers that were involved in World War I. The game provides a detailed simulation of the economic, political, and military aspects of the conflict.

The Great War 1918 (Mod for Company of Heroes)

The Great War 1918 (Mod for Company of Heroes) is a mod for the popular strategy game known as Company of Heroes, and it transports players to the battlefields of World War I. If you choose to play The Great War 1918 (Mod for Company of Heroes), you will benefit from new maps, units, and gameplay mechanics.

What’s your take on the subject? Do you have any favorite games about the First World War? Feel free to mention them in the comment section!

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