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Top Military Games For High-End Computers

Hello, Defence Lovers! Today we are going to discuss top military games that you can try out on your gaming laptop or gaming PCs. These military games offer a good amount of realism in a virtual environment along with hardcore action. All defence aspirants must try these games once.

War Thunder

War Thunder is a free to play military game available for Windows, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One with cross-platform support. The Game is dedicated to military aviation, armoured vehicles, and vessels from World War II and the Cold War. The game features major battles on land, in the air, and at sea, fighting with over 5 million players from all over the world in an ever-evolving environment.

In War Thunder, aircraft, attack helicopters, ground forces, and naval ships collaborate in realistic competitive battles. There are over 1,800 vehicles and an extensive variety of combat situations to choose from, many of which are exclusive. The player can find himself/herself blasting his/her pursuers from a bomber turret, defending his/her teammates on the ground from an air raid with anti-aircraft guns, shooting down enemy planes with a firestorm from multiple rocket launchers, or trying to sink an enemy warship with a torpedo from a fast attack boat.

Call of Duty-Modern Warfare 2019

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 is the latest development of the modern warfare series of Call Of Duty. It is one of the most realistic military games on our list. Developed by Activision Studios, this game features the iconic character ”Captain Price”. This game features some very realistic combat scenarios along with stunning graphics and ultra-real sound effects. Some scenes are so real that it’s difficult to distinguish if it’s graphics or real footage.

This game comes with three modes- Campaign, multiplayer, and Special ops. The campaign features an engaging story inspired by real-world events. The Multiplayer allows the player to play the game with other players worldwide in various different modes.

Although this game is not free and has to be purchased, its price is worth every penny.

Digital Combat Simulator (DCS)

Digital combat simulator (aka DCS) is a military simulator. If we say its a military game then it’s insufficient. DCS is the most realistic combat simulator ever created. DCS is primarily used to simulate aerial combats, though it can simulate land and sea combat as well. DCS can simulate any operation virtually that is performed during a sortie in real life. In order to fly an aircraft in DCS, the player has to perform all the processes that are performed in real life. The cockpit of an aircraft is equipped with every instrument that is actually present in the original variant of the aircraft.

Flying an aircraft in DCS is not at all easy. The player has to understand the basics of weapon systems, avionics, control systems and much more. for that, the player has to thoroughly go through the user manual of the aircraft. DCS offers every minute detail that can be offered virtually through software including the blackouts and the redouts suffered from high g manoeuvres.

Playing DCS through keyboard and mouse do not make sense. Playing the game through a HOTAS controller is strictly recommended.

Battlefeild V

Battlefield V is one o f the most popular FPS title right now. It is one of the most beautiful military games. It features stunning graphics with exciting gameplay. The Campaign mode takes the player to the second world war era. The game also features an engaging multiplayer mode where players can play multiple game modes with other players online.

Xplane 11

Xplane 11 is an ultra-realistic flight simulator. Yeah, its a simulator and not a game. This game is used by real pilots for training purposes. Xplane 11 features a dozen aircraft (including the most popular ones such as being 777, Airbus A320 family, Douglas DC 10, etc), hundreds of airports worldwide with exact runway lengths, and thousand of actual flight routes.

This game is based on the software used for cockpit simulators that are used to train pilots. The flight physics are extremely accurate and thus can be used to predict the behavior of the aircraft under different circumstances. Xplane 11 is perfect for airforce aspirants to learn how to read 6 basic flight instruments and their applications. Flying a basic trainer (like Cessna 172) first is strictly recommended.

Call of Duty: Black ops cold war

Call of Duty Black ops Cold war is the latest development in the call of duty series. This game has been released in November this year and has received a good response from the call of duty fans so far

This game features stunning graphics and a campaign with a very exciting story. The game features some covert secret operations and the way they are executed is pretty interesting. The game also portrays some historically accurate scenes also.

The plot fits somewhere between the plot of black ops 1 and Black ops 2 and features the iconic black ops characters like Alex Mason and Frank Woods along with few new faces. This game also marks the 10th anniversary of the Call of Duty: Black ops series

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO)

Counter strike is the most popular online multiplayer first-person shooter based game. CS GO is the most popular e-sport title now. The game features mainly two game modes which are most popular with few other modes- bomb defuse and team deathmatch mode. This game continues the legacy of counter strike games with modern graphics and game engine.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancy,s Ghost Recon Wildlands is quite an exciting game on our list. It offers the player a third-person perspective in an open world environment. The game is based on stealth-based missions. The game features an exciting plot based on the drug mafia and terrorists. The game can be played with friends in multiplayer mode. The game also offers numerous upgrades to weapons and equipment which keeps the player engaged. As the player progresses in the game, the player level also increases.


When it comes to PC games, especially military games, accessibility matters most. Unlike other PC military games, ARMA 3 focuses on real-life realism rather than accessibility. Ever noticed how the rounds fly magically from your half-filled magazine to the new magazine? Arma 3 is a game in which the player has to check the number of rounds left in the magazine by literally looking into it by detaching it from the rifle! Also in this game, the player could just be killed by an I.ED after walking 2 hours in the desert. This game also offers a programmable mode where the player can plan, customize, and execute a mission according to his/her will. This game takes realism to a next level.

So these were the most realistic and beautiful military games which a defence aspirant must try. Tell us in the comments which one is your favorite game!


Sheershoo Deb

I am a defense aspirant preparing to be an officer in the prestigious Indian armed forces. Earning the prestigious blue uniform is my dream.

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