13 Best Video Game War Scenes

Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault – Operation Overlord

The Operation Overlord mission is the third mission in first-person shooter video game Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault developed by 2015 Inc and published by Electronic Arts, the mission is based on the real codename of the famous D-Day battle which saw thousands of Allied troops land on the Normandy beaches in France and assault the German’s fortified positions. This mission is still to this one of the most famous missions in first person shooters ever.

Battlefield 4 – Tashgar

The battle of Tashgar is the sixth mission in first-person shooter video game Battlefield 4 developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts,  in the mission you are assisting you playing as character Tombstones helping the US drive deeper in the Chinese Tashgar region. The mission is a savage city dogfighting mission, and the ending is one of the most iconic endings which is where you destroy the massive dam to neutralize all enemy troops in the lowlands.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Hoth Mission (Mission 17)

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Here we are talking about the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 which was released in 2005 with Pandemic Studios, the Hoth Mission which is found late in the campaign. This famous snow planet sees you fight a massive battle that involves Imperial AT-AT, Imperial Walkers assaulting fortified rebel positions as well as awesome air battles.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare – All Ghillied Up Mission

The ‘All Ghilled Mission’ is arguably the most famous and well-liked mission in Call Of Duty video game history, the mission is highly praised due to its atmosphere that it builds at the start where you are traversing the radioactive zone in northern Ukraine near the border with Russia with your aim of following Captain MacMillan in order to get to positions to snipe down Russian Ultranationalist Imran Zakhaev.

Company Of Heroes – Operation Market Garden

Company Of Heroes is a legendary real time strategy game that allows you to roleplay a commander in realistic 3D battles, something that was revolutionary in the game industry at the time of the games released in 2006. In Operation Market Garden you play as the German Elite Panzer Division with the aim of defending their recent territorial gains after thousands of British paratroopers dropped down on their positions. The single player campaign mission sees you fight in numerous villages in guerrilla warfare as well as in vast expanses of swampy green pasture.

World In Conflict: Soviet Assault – Invasion!

World In Conflict: Soviet Assault is another real time strategy game on this list, the game starts with one of the best missions in the game known as ‘Invasion!’, where in an alternate timeline the Soviets invade West Germany. The mission is very well made, you literally destroy the infamous Berlin Wall and cross it to engage the Americans and NATO forces, there you slowly clear the enemy forces using your tanks, air support and artillery.

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 – Kamino: The Escape

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is in my opinion an awesome game which many Star Wars fans looked forward to and enjoyed despite sour reviews by video game publications, Kamino: The Escape is the starting mission where you guessed it you have to escape the aquatic planet, this mission is beautifully crafted and allows you to interact with your environment to defeat enemies such as pushing them into ventilation blades and using the force to throw heavy objects at them as well as a massive variety of enemies you need to defeat. This level definitely allows you to role play in an awesome Star Wars war scene.

Halo 4 – Reclaimer

Halo 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox 360. Reclaimer is one of the best missions in Halo 4, you find yourself on a rocky desert-like planet with the aim of destroying the enemies Particle Cannons which are preventing any ships from landing, but luckily you are armed with the ‘Mammoth’, a large vehicle armed with machines guns turrets, a massive landing pad to fight on and also transports smaller vehicles such as Mongooses and Warthogs. It is an awesome mission where you fight your way through waves of enemies and through their defenses slowly to your objectives using everything at your disposal on the Mammoth.

Rome Total War Barbarian Invasion: Battle Of Chalons

The Battle Of Chalons is one of the historical battles in Rome Total War’s Barbarian Invasion expansion, the Battle Of Chalons was a battle where a Roman and Gothic army took on the invading Hun forces in modern day France. Depending on what side you choose you will either command the Huns with Attila the Hun being your general or have Roman General Flavius Aetius commanding the Roman and Gothic armies. You will have to command thousands of troops while also planning how to take on the enemy with the aim of getting the strategic overhand and exploit your enemies weaknesses.

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Gears Of War – Train (Act 5 Chapter 2)

Gears Of War is a third-person shooter video game where you play as protagonist Marcus Fenix in the single-player mode battling against a mysterious human-like enemy known as the Locust, in Act 5 Chapter 2 you are rushing a train carrying the Lightmass Bomb which they are planning to use in order to destroy the breeding grounds and strongholds of the Locust. That scene is arguably the best war scene in the Gears Of War series, it is an action-packed sequence where you are fighting in close quarter combat while also shooting enemies on all sides trying to board the train, you literally feel like you are in an action movie.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of War – Sieges

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Middle Earth: Shadow Of War is the second Lord Of The Rings video game by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game adds major improvements and plot developments to the first game, one of the biggest new features is being able to siege the strongholds of the orcs. Using your new own orc followers that you have recruited and converted using your ring. The sieges are simply the best sieges I have seen in action adventure games, they feature awesome pre-battle sequences where each side gives terrifying speeches before all hell breaks loose. It’s as close as you can get to the Lord Of The Rings action!

Men Of War – Moscow Is Behind Us

Men Of War is a real-time strategy game set in World War 2 developed by Best Way studios and Digitalmindsoft and published by 1C Company, ‘Moscow Is Behind Us’ is a mission further in the single campaign where the Russians are fighting back against the Germans in snowy Eastern Europe. You fight in bitter trench warfare, trying to slowly progress with every meter of land captured costing both sides numerous casualties. It is an awesome mission that allows you to live through the severities of Hitler’s Russia campaign and also enjoy an awesome war scene.

Empire Total War – Battle Of Porto Novo

 Empire Total War is personally my favourite Total War to date thanks to its massive scale and ways to play the game and it was a revolutionary title in the Total War series as it introduced Naval battles, Battle Of Porto Novo is one of the historical battles in the game and its also a naval battle. The battle is a historical battle between France and Great Britain with the player controlling Great Britain and the A.I. being France, with the British being greatly outnumbered an exhausted due to their long trip from Europe to India with no reinforcements available to assist them they have to fight the French fleet which is much bigger than them, better armoured and fresher due to the French having a base in the Indian province of Pondicherry.

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