Military video games are an exciting place of recreation for all kinds of people. Some of these series have been going for a few decades, which confirms why they are on the list. Here are the 5 best military video game series on our planet so far.
- Call of Duty.
Activision’s long-running hit Call of Duty began in 2003, which has blossomed into over twenty sequels and offshoots. The series covers battles from World War II in Vietnam to the present day, intermingling with special ops and clandestine scenarios. It spawned comics, merchandise, and a planned feature film. A fun game any time of the day or night.
Introduced by Electronic Arts in 2002 in its original format of Battlefield 1942, the franchise has produced 12 games and over 12 expansion packs that have been played by over 50 million people worldwide in 2012. Incredible numbers, a reach and creativity on the part of EA. Players can engage with fighters across a spectrum of time and place rivaled only by the previously listed game franchise. Apparently, their TV series is also in the works.
Introduced by the giant known as Microsoft in 2001, it has since become one of the highest-grossing franchises, raking in a “paltry” $6.5 billion so far, which seems like little when you think about it. Well, he’s still a long way from tackling the Mickey Mouse franchise, which is light years ahead of our beloved Halo and you old Master Chief. Our star player and resident Master Chief has fought in so many alien territories that he is his own “most interesting man in the universe”. Great graphics, multiplayer interaction, and storyline have us looking forward to the next iteration and planned Paramount TV show.
4. Command and conquer.
Ah, so many friendly, gregarious faces on every cover of the Command and conquer series. It reminds me of a Christmas party filled with friends or…maybe enemies. The series started in the 1990s originally available on CD-Rom, oh we remember those things. They had interactive cut scenes with real actors played on the CD-Rom in our lovely 4x or maybe even 16x player. The joys of having a Pentium processor back then. Nonetheless, the series is a benchmark in the life and times of military-focused strategy games. I still remember Sean Connery-esque spy in my Command and Conquer: Red Alert Game. I wonder if the great Sir Connery ever knew. Experience one of over 20 titles for plenty of real-time fun, strategy, and military action before bedtime.
5. Star Wars: Battlefront.
The chance to play on the larger than life battlefields of the star wars universe, yes, please! EA had a continuous stroke of genius in creating the initial game and its sequels. We get the chance to fight an AT-AT on Hoth, fly X-Wings in the Death Star battle, and play as classic Star Wars characters in battle. A childhood dream comes true with this series! They’ve been doing the show since 2004 and are on track number six. Looking forward to the next one.