Top 50 History Video Games



1. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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Set in 431 BC during the Pelopenesian War, play as either a male or female mercenary as you embark on your own epic odyssey to become a legendary Spartan hero in a world where every choice matters.

Directors: Jonathan Dumont, Scott Phillips | Stars: Melissanthi Mahut, Michael Antonakos, Leonidas Castrounis, Maria Syrgiannis

Votes: 2,740

2. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.5
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A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 21,198

3. L.A. Noire (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.7
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Cole Phelps, a war hero and rookie cop, moves up the ranks and solves dark cases in 1940s Los Angeles.

Director: Brendan McNamara | Stars: Aaron Staton, Michael McGrady, Adam J. Harrington, Sean McGowan

Votes: 13,301

4. Call of Duty: WWII (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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You play various American servicemen and their allies in World War II as the Western Allies fight their way through Europe during and after the invasion of Normandy.

Directors: Michael Condrey, Bret Robbins, Glen A. Schofield, Dennis Adams, István Kovács | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Jonathan Tucker, Jeffrey Pierce, Brett Zimmerman

Votes: 3,456

5. Assassin's Creed: Origins (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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A prequel to the Assassin's Creed Franchise set in Egypt from 48 BC where Bayek, a Medjay, begins the foundation of the Assassin's Brotherhood.

Directors: Laurent Bernier, Jean Guesdon, Ashraf Ismail | Stars: Abubakar Salim, Alix Wilton Regan, Zora Bishop, Michael Nardone

Votes: 4,201

6. God of War III (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.1
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Armed with his deadly double-chained blades, Kratos must take on Greek mythology's darkest creatures to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.

Director: Stig Asmussen | Stars: George Ball, Adrienne Barbeau, Susanne Blakeslee, Clancy Brown

Votes: 7,861

7. Assassin's Creed II (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.1
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Desmond Miles is trained to become a modern-day Assassin through the resurrected memories of ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who uncovers a massive Templar conspiracy in Renaissance Italy leading to the new Pope.

Directors: Sylvain Bernard, Patrice Désilets, Shea Wageman | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Kristen Bell, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

Votes: 18,920

8. Mafia III (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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After the murder of his surrogate family at the hands of the Italian mafia, Vietnam War veteran Lincoln Clay seeks vengeance on those who took away the only thing that mattered to him.

Directors: Haden Blackman, Matthias Worch | Stars: Alex Hernandez, Lane Compton, Gordon Greene, Rick Pasqualone

Votes: 2,431

9. Assassin's Creed III (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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The American Colonies, 1775. It's a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution.

Directors: Alex Hutchinson, Shea Wageman | Stars: Noah Watts, Neil Napier, Robin Atkin Downes, Adrian Hough

Votes: 13,951

10. Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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During the War of the Five Kings, House Forrester finds themselves embroiled in a web of deceit and corruption.

Directors: Jason Latino, Martin Montgomery, Kent Mudle, Graham Ross | Stars: Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer, Peter Dinklage, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 3,678

11. Dishonored 2 (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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Fifteen years later, Emily Kaldwin is dethroned by an otherworldly conspirator forcing herself, or her father, Corvo (not canon) to go on a journey to clear her name and reinstate her rightful title as Empress.

Directors: Raphael Colantonio, Harvey Smith | Stars: Erica Luttrell, Stephen Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 1,734

12. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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Set during the industrial revolution, play as twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye who fight those who gain from the less privileged.

Directors: Scott Phillips, Ramiro Bélanger | Stars: Victoria Atkin, Paul Amos, Kris Holden-Ried, Sam Crane

Votes: 4,195

13. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Henry is thrust into a civil war, watching helplessly as invaders storm his village and slaughter his family. Narrowly escaping the brutal attack, he grabs his sword to fight back.

Director: Daniel Vávra | Stars: Tom McKay, Matthew Wolf, Michael Pitthan, Logan Hillier

Votes: 606

14. Battlefield 1 (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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Fight your way through battles going from urban combat in a besieged French city to open spaces in the Italian Alps or frantic combats in the Arabic sand dunes. Experience large-scale battles as infantry or piloting vehicles on land, air and sea, from the tanks and bikes on the ground, to bi-planes and gigantic battleships.

Directors: Lars Gustavsson, Marcus Kryler, Stefan Strandberg, Fredrik Åkerström, Tom Keegan | Stars: Lucas Adams, Deniz Akdeniz, Jeff Berg, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 4,502

15. Assassin's Creed (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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A man enters a machine called the Animus that lets him relive the memories of his ancestor, a 12th century assassin named Altair.

Director: Patrice Désilets | Stars: Kristen Bell, Philip Shahbaz, Nolan North, Phil Proctor

Votes: 16,092

16. Dishonored (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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After being framed for the murder of the Empress he swore to protect, a once trusted bodyguard with supernatural abilities is forced to become a masked assassin in order to seek revenge on those who conspired against him.

Directors: Raphael Colantonio, Harvey Smith | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Lena Headey, Carrie Fisher, John Slattery

Votes: 6,966

17. Assassin's Creed: Unity (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

7.1
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Paris, 1789. You play as Arno Victor-Dorian, an assassin during the French Revolution. As the nation tears itself apart, Arno will expose the true powers behind the Revolution.

Director: Alexandre Amancio | Stars: Dan Jeannotte, Catherine Bérubé, Julian Casey, Anthony Lemke

Votes: 4,827

18. Assassin's Creed: Rogue (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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Bridging the gap between Assassin's Creed IV and III, as tragedy and failure force Shay Cormac to question his own Creed. The Assassin turns Templar and embarks on a quest of vengeance and personal revelation, during the seven years' war.

Director: Martin Capel | Stars: Steven Piovesan, Andreas Apergis, Lucinda Davis, Stéfanie Buxton

Votes: 2,742

19. The Order: 1886 (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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The Order: 1886 is set in an alternate history of London, where an old order of knights keep all of the world safe from half breed monsters, who are a combination of animal and man.

Directors: Dana Jan, Ru Weerasuriya | Stars: Steve West, Alice Coulthard, Graham McTavish, Frederik Hamel

Votes: 1,680

20. Far Cry Primal (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

7.4
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Set during the Stone Age, Far Cry Primal follows Takkar, who rises from an unarmed hunter to the leader of his tribe.

Director: Jean-Christophe Guyot | Stars: Elias Toufexis, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Debra Wilson, DeLaRosa Rivera

Votes: 2,036

21. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

8.3
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Ezio travels to Constantinople, at the peak of the Ottoman Empire to discover the truth behind his Ancestor, Altair, which will help him retrieve a powerful weapon hidden within Masyaf, the ancient assassins' fortress.

Director: Alexandre Amancio | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Cas Anvar, Nolan North, John de Lancie

Votes: 10,799

22. Call of Duty: World at War (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Family

8.2
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An epic story of an American marine and a Soviet soldier in WWII.

Director: Margaret Tang | Stars: Gary Oldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Craig Houston, Chris Fries

Votes: 9,949

23. Civilization VI (2016 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Family, History

8.1
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Control a Civilization, from the beginnings of Life, all the way towards the Modern Age. All while avoiding Barbarians, gathering resources and dealing with the other Civs. Will your nation thrive?

Stars: Sean Bean, Natasha Loring, Fatma Abd Alsalam, Alhan Gharam

Votes: 510

24. God of War: Ascension (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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The player controls Kratos, the former servant of the God of War, Ares, who tricked Kratos into killing his wife and child. Kratos renounced Ares, breaking his blood oath to the god. For this act, Kratos was imprisoned by the three Furies.

Director: Todd Papy | Stars: Troy Baker, Adrienne Barbeau, Susanne Blakeslee, Brian Bloom

Votes: 2,241

25. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (I) (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Play as Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf and Sam as you battle for the fate of Middle-earth.

Directors: Bret Robbins, Chris Tremmel | Stars: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd

Votes: 2,239

26. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (I) (2004 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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Travel throughout Middle-earth, forming a fellowship of heroes and travel through familiar and little-seen lands as you fight to destroy the One Ring.

Stars: Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Chris Edgerly, Lori Phillips

Votes: 1,017

27. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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Former assassin Billie Lurk reunites with her old mentor Daud and works to destroy the source of all chaos from within the empire: The Outsider himself.

Director: Harvey Smith | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Robin Lord Taylor, Siedah Garrett

Votes: 484

28. Gun (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Gun takes gamers to the untamed West of the late-1800s where greed, lust and murder are rampant.

Stars: Thomas Jane, Lance Henriksen, Brad Dourif, Ron Perlman

Votes: 1,996

29. Call of Duty 2 (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Infinity Ward returns with more cinematic intensity and chaos than ever before, in World War II's most climactic battles. Join your squad and choose your Single Player missions, or go on-line for intense Multiplayer action.

Directors: Keith Arem, Jason West, Vince Zampella | Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Rick Gomez, Frank John Hughes, James Madio

Votes: 5,705

30. Red Dead Revolver (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Set in the 1880s, you as a bounty hunter must stop a gang of outlaws from the Wild West. You need to also find and kill the man who murdered your parents in order to avenge them. On your path you will be aided by those willing to help you.

Stars: Robert T. Bogue, Carrie Keranen, Benton Greene, Lloyd Floyd

Votes: 960

31. Van Helsing (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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Make your way through Transylvania as Van Helsing and battle Dracula, his Brides, Frankenstein, Igor and The Wolf Man with an array of weapons.

Director: John Slowsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Richard Roxburgh, Will Kemp, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 426

32. Beowulf: The Game (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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Play Beowulf (Ray Winstone), an epic hero tormented by desire for power and glory. A slayer and a King, torn between the nobility and brutality within him. You are Beowulf, legendary Norse ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Michel Tari | Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Sonja Ball, Noel Burton, Ellen David

Votes: 330

33. Call of Duty 3 (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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In Call of Duty 3 the player takes part in the Normandy breakout, where the British, Canadian, Polish, US, and French forces are pushed into the village of Chambois, France.

Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Nick Chinlund, John Mese, Chris Tardio, Ben Diskin

Votes: 3,327

34. Civilization V (2010 Video Game)

E10+ | Drama, Family, History

8.5
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A leader from the golden age of civilization takes their empire from nothing into a mighty Empire.

Stars: William Morgan Sheppard, Rick Pasqualone, Vanessa Aspillaga, Nancy Linari

Votes: 1,488

35. God of War: Chains of Olympus (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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In an earlier time, when still in service to the gods, Kratos must fight to save the land from a growing darkness.

Director: Ru Weerasuriya | Stars: Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Debi Derryberry, Marina Gordon, Linda Hunt

Votes: 1,983

36. MediEvil (2019 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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The bone-headed Sir Daniel Fortesque the ashamed hero of legend arises from his slumber to once again face the evil Lord Zarok, free the people of Gallowmere and earn his place in the Hall of Heros.

Stars: Lani Minella, Jason Wilson

Votes: 62

37. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Regroup with the SEALs from Medal of Honor, as they take on an international terrorist plot.

Directors: Jennifer Cha, Robert Coddington, Brian Wyser, Shawn Shultz | Stars: Christian Mortensen, Jeffrey Pierce, Jon Bruno, Chris Fries

Votes: 1,301

38. Total War: Rome II (2013 Video Game)

Action, History, War

7.6
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Second installment of the Rome total war series. This game spans the rise of the Roman empire. Has many different historical faction you can play.

Director: Michael M. Simpson | Stars: Mark Strong, Michael Maloney, Laurentiu Possa, David Robb

Votes: 576

39. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (2019 Video Game)

Adventure, History, Sci-Fi

5.1
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In the game, players control a lineage of primates and are tasked to ensure its survival in prehistoric Africa and facilitate its evolution.

Director: Patrice Désilets

Votes: 34

40. Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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Take on the role of Lieutenant James Patterson. You are the Allied force's most reliable military special agent. From storming the front lines of Normandy Beach as an infantryman to becoming an elite intel officer.

Stars: Andreas Beckett, Antoinette Boers, Steve Bulen, Neil Dickson

Votes: 1,398

41. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection (2016 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.0
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Compilation of Assassin's Creed II (2009), Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2010) and Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011). The edition is named after Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the protagonist for each of the three games.

Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Carlos Ferro

Votes: 327

42. MediEvil (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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A legendary hero awakens after 100 years since his death in battle, only to find that his arch nemesis is yet again roaming the earth to make an army of demons out of the dead.

Stars: Jason Wilson, Luis Soto, Paul Darrow, Harry Dickman

Votes: 461

43. Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (2012 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

6.8
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In 18th century Louisiana, a female assassin named Aveline has to infiltrate the Templars' order and uncover and destroy their schemes.

Stars: Gideon Emery, Michael Benyaer, Elias Toufexis, JB Blanc

Votes: 890

44. Medal of Honor (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

8.3
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Take the role of Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson, a former C-47 Skytrain pilot in the Air Transport Command during World War II.

Stars: William Morgan Sheppard, Charles de Vries, Kai Wulff, George Salden

Votes: 1,595

45. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

8.8
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The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations.

Director: Paul DeNigris | Stars: Gary Moody, Spencer Prokop, Ric Spiegel, Cliff Stephens

Votes: 2,789

46. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (2016 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Reza Shirazi, an aspiring photojournalist, who returns to Iran amidst the Iranian Revolution. As he becomes more involved in the events of the Revolution, Reza is forced to make decisions in order to survive.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Navid Negahban, Bobby Naderi, Farshad Farahat, Omid Abtahi

Votes: 38

47. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry (2013 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A privateer who escaped slavery as a boy must again face the harsh realities of the Afro-Caribbean slave trade after a hurricane leaves him stranded in Colonial Haiti, on the eve of the Maroon rebellion.

Director: Amanda Wyatt | Stars: Tristan D. Lalla, Mariah Inger, Christian Paul, Marcel Jeannin

Votes: 652

48. Clash of the Titans (2010 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

6.1
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Hades has unleashed his minions and you must conquer all or be conquered, in this epic war of the gods. Relive the adventures of Perseus as you battle through a vast mythical underworld with over 100 different enemies.

Stars: Grey Griffin, Greg Ellis, Tara Strong, Enn Reitel

Votes: 74

49. Papers, Please (2013 Video Game)

M | Drama, History

8.2
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In the fictional socialist state of Arstotzka in 1982, a border checkpoint inspector must cope with complex entry regulations, superiors' corruption, terrorists, a mysterious group and the personal drama of the applicants for entry.

Director: Lucas Pope | Star: Ilya Shubochkin

Votes: 867

50. Medieval II: Total War (2006 Video Game)

Action, History, War

8.8
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A diplomatic, strategic war game set between the years 1080 and 1530, focusing on medieval warfare, religion and politics in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Director: Michael M. Simpson | Stars: Greg Baldwin, Tim Bentinck, Steffan Boje, Walter Bonacker

Votes: 970


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