Best War Games on Steam

Steam currently has 3,118 War games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. War game rankings were last updated on 5/26/2024.

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1. Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower is a fast paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, with an emphasis on movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the '90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.

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Pizza Tower holds the #1 spot for "best War game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 58,128 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 57,254 positive reviews and 874 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/26/2023
Developer Tour De Pizza
Publisher Tour De Pizza
Steam App Id 2231450

2. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

Be the leader of wobblers from ancient lands, spooky places, and fantasy worlds. Watch them fight in simulations made with the wobbliest physics system ever created, make your own wobblers in the unit creator and send your army off to fight your friends in multiplayer.

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Totally Accurate Battle Simulator has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 122,788 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 120,157 positive reviews and 2,631 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.79 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $6.79
Release Date 4/1/2021
Franchise Landfall Games
Developer Landfall
Publisher Landfall
Steam App Id 508440

3. STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack

Command or corrupt an entire galaxy in the definitive Star Wars strategy collection. It is a time of galactic civil war. Will you take up the reins of the Rebellion, assume control of the Empire, or rule the Star Wars Underworld?

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STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 35,990 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 35,133 positive reviews and 857 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play STAR WARS™ Empire at War - Gold Pack on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 5/25/2010
Developer Petroglyph
Publishers
Steam App Id 32470

4. VTOL VR

VTOL VR is a near-futuristic combat flight game built for Virtual Reality. Pilot advanced multi-role jets, using your hands to flip switches, press buttons, and manipulate the virtual flight controls.

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VTOL VR has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,918 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 15,608 positive reviews and 310 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run VTOL VR on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 8/3/2020
Developer Boundless Dynamics, LLC
Publisher Boundless Dynamics, LLC
Steam App Id 667970

5. Ravenfield

Fight upon the Ravenfield together with your Blue allies! Take down those pesky Reds using helicopters, tanks, guns, and active ragdoll physics!

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Ravenfield has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 67,135 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 65,060 positive reviews and 2,075 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $17.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Ravenfield on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $17.99
Release Date 5/18/2017
Developer SteelRaven7
Publisher SteelRaven7
Steam App Id 636480

6. Stronghold Crusader HD

The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader HD throws you into historic battles and castle sieges from the Crusades with fiendish AI opponents, new units, 4 historical campaigns and over 100 unique skirmish missions.

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Stronghold Crusader HD has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,808 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,373 positive reviews and 435 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Stronghold Crusader HD on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/21/2013
Franchise Firefly Studios
Developer FireFly Studios
Publisher FireFly Studios
Steam App Id 40970

7. Counter-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Source blends Counter-Strike's award-winning teamplay action with the advanced technology of Source™ technology.

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Counter-Strike: Source has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 170,271 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 163,954 positive reviews and 6,317 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Counter-Strike: Source on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/1/2004
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 240

8. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

The last days of man are at hand.. Two years after the Infinite War the once great warring nations now lie in ruins, and humanity’s hope for a brighter future is nothing but a bitter memory. A new, seemingly unstoppable enemy, supported by the zealots of The Order, now seeks to eradicate mankind: UEF, Aeon Loyalist, and Cybran alike.

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Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #8 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,632 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,233 positive reviews and 399 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $12.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $12.99
Release Date 9/28/2011
Developer Gas Powered Games
Publisher Square Enix
Steam App Id 9420

9. Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition

Spanning the most turbulent era in Western history, your quest for territory and power takes you through Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and even onto the shores of the New World.

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Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #9 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 30,865 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,543 positive reviews and 1,322 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $24.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Total War: MEDIEVAL II – Definitive Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

10. Flowers -Le volume sur ete-

Summer has arrived early to Saint Angraecum Academy, and with it comes change. Follow the story of Erika in the second game in the Flowers series.

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Flowers -Le volume sur ete- has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #10 spot for the best War games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,119 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,113 positive reviews and 6 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Flowers -Le volume sur ete- on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 7/26/2018
Developer Innocent Grey
Publisher JAST USA
Steam App Id 858940

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