My 5 Favorite Games About History

Hello everyone, in today’s article, I will tell you the games about history that I love most for history-loving players like myself.

5)Wolfenstein The New Order

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The game, which has a similar story to Philip K. Dick’s famous novel “The Man in the High Castle”, is about the war of the rebels against the Nazis in an alternative world where the Nazis won the Second World War.

Wolfenstein is a very famous game series. Wolfenstein 3D First Person Shooter is one of the cornerstones of games. One of the iconic characters of the game world, our main character B.J. The game series that we embarked on with Blazkowicz did not have a new game with updated graphics until 2014.

The producer of the game, Bethesda, released 2 enormous trailers and delighted the players.

Wolfenstein: The New Order — “Nowhere to Run” Gameplay Trailer

Wolfenstein The New Order — Haus In Neu Berlin #QuédateEnCasa #Conmigo #18 EN TENDENCIAS

Whether the game will preserve the old OldSchool Fps dynamics was a big question. When the game came out, we saw that the old dynamics came in a way that was arranged according to the new player standards.

When your health bar is low in modern fps games, you will renew your health bar by waiting in the trench. While Wolfenstein preserves the basis for finding health and armour in the original game, players wait in cover and fill some of the missing health bars. You need to find health from the map to fill the remaining health bar.

I liked the graphics very well, like many other players who played the game. The story really took hold. The offensive historical humour in the many posters and letters you collected in the game really made me laugh.

There are many boss fights in the game and a variety of enemies, each with a different weakness. The game can be difficult for someone who is not constantly playing Fps games. I recommend you to play the game in medium difficulty, not in the hardest mode like me.

4) Assassin’s Creed 2

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Assasin’s Creed was definitely the game that brought Ubisoft to the point it is today. Although the first game received positive reviews, it was criticized for the clumsiness of the game.

The second game to come out as a Ubisoft classic was a masterpiece. With the character of Ezio Auditore, who marked the game world, the game took us to Rome, when the Renaissance movement began. The game, where we encountered characters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Rodrigo Borgia, reflected Renaissance Italy very well in the open world of the game.

Even though it is my favourite game on this list, the reason why it is at the bottom of the list is that most of the game is historical fiction. However, this does not show much, thanks to the deep historical knowledge of the team that wrote the script.

Assassin’s Creed 2 also has one of the most beautiful soundtracks in the game world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSVHx23ByhM

3)Valiant Hearts The Great War

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After creating a good brand in general, Ubisoft is a company that is highly criticized for making money by selling similar games of this brand. But Valiant Hearts was an exception for them.

Valiant Hearts is a platform puzzle game where we manage multiple characters in World War 1. Valiant Hearts managed to conquer the hearts of many gamers who played the game with its heartbreaking story and the way it tells it. I want to say that I find the music composed for the play very successful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPqgSw7WWc4

The game, which adorns its very cute visuals with quality animations and cleverly prepared level designs, unfortunately, did not get the attention it deserved from the players and remained underrated.

2) Call of Duty 2

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It is this tremendous game that has caused many young people of my age to become interested in World War II. The fluency of the main scenario is the Call Of Duty game, which is the most memorable for me with its unimaginable graphics for its period.

Also, while designing the missions, Infinity Ward aimed to make the player experience the epic moments in the second world war in the most realistic way and was very successful. I still open and watch the Stalingrad and Normandy landings on Youtube from time to time.

WW2 — Stalingrad — Downtown Assault — Call of Duty 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_CQMtIrYnc

Although the Call Of Duty WW2 game was released in 2017, it was not as good as the Call of Duty released in 2005.

  1. Sid Meier’s Civilization 5
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Sid Meier’s Civilization 5, the 5th edition of the legendary series Civilization of Sid Meier, the great strategy master in the game world, is also my favourite game among round-based strategy games. The game turned into one of the best strategy games ever, especially with the Brave New World expansion pack.

The technology trees in the game are really carefully thought out, you need to play the game according to the material and diplomatic needs of your environment. Especially when you increase the difficulty of the game, you really feel like a statesman, you try to be careful while making decisions that will affect the future of the people.

There is a world wonder system in the game. The game gives you bonuses if you do a wonder of the world that has not been done before. The game tells you about these wonders. Diving into the details of the game on the one hand and learning the details about the Terracotta Army from the game on the other hand really satisfies a history lover.

When you get into bureaucracy and ideologies in the game, you really feel the effect of every choice you make. If you prefer a fascist approach, the unhappiness of the people increases while your army gets stronger, and naturally your economy decreases. If you prefer a libertarian approach, you have a weak army and happy people. You often find yourself trying to find a middle ground.

The game includes Antiquity, classical age, medieval age, Renaissance age, industrial age, modern age and the atomic age. The faster you advance in the technology tree, the faster you can enter these pages.

Many great people in the game come depending on the investment you made at the cultural level. For example, when Leonardo Da Vinci is in your land, you can increase the cultural level of your cities by having him make work.

We can play the game with 43 different civilizations, including the Ottoman Empire. You can also play with one of the many fun modes in the steam workshop. After conquering the world with Kanuni, I started playing with Mustafa Kemal this time with the Republic of Turkey mode.

This game gets you in the details. And you want to drown more and more each time. If I say that I made the 4 history questions in the university exam with the history information I learned from this game, I think I can explain better what kind of history this game is.

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