Gaming takes on an intellectual twist with these top choices.
If you’re going to spend hours per day gaming, why not make it a learning experience at least some of the time, ya know?
Historical games are a great place to start. Conventionally, games based on history tend to be strategy games, like Age of the Empires. Lately, a few other genres of history games have emerged and been raving successes. Some of these games aim to portray historical events as accurately as possible, while others get a little creative on their own terms providing an interesting adaptation to history.
Take a look at these top 5 history games.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance stands out because the game makers put great effort into keeping the historical aspects of the game as accurate as possible. To do so, the company hired research historian Joanna Nowak as a consultant to avoid misrepresentation of historical events. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a medieval role-playing game released in 2018 and set in Bohemia, the present Czech Republic, around 1403.
From the Third Crusade to the American Revolution, each part of the Assassin’s Creed series has recreated a fictionalized history based on world events. The adaptation is nicely done with the player regularly coming into contact with reimagined versions of famous personalities such as Benjamin Franklin, Niccolò Machiavelli, George Washington, Leonardo da Vinci, among many others.
Rise of Nations
The historical depiction in this real-time strategy game is out of the box. The game allows all of its 18 civilizations to grow and prosper, even if they had ceased it exist. You start from the ancient age, rise, and develop to reach the Modern Age. The game and its installments have, until now, received four major awards.
Rome: Total War
Rome: Total War is a strategy game that was released in 2004. Originally made by Activision, now Sega holds its rights. The game is set between the late Roman Republic and the early Roman empire, where the players continue as one of three important Roman families. The gameplay involves turn-based strategic campaign in addition to real-time tactical battles. It was included in the top 10 best-reviewed strategy games in PC by Metacritic. A sequel to the game was released in 2013.
Red Dead Redemption
This open-world Role Playing Game is set around the fall of the western frontier in the US in 1911. The game involves donning the hat of John Marston, a gun-for-hire whose son and wife were kept hostage by the government. To save them, Marston sets out to find and neutralize his gang members. As the game is an open world, you can roam around a fictionalized version of the US. It sold over 15 million copies by the end of 2017.