14 new war games coming in 2023

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War as a genre is very popular in video games, it provides plenty of chances for developers to put their own spin on things. 2023 looks like a pretty big year for potential war titles, so let us name a few for you.

#14 Ultimate General: American Revolution

  • Release date: to be determined
  • Developer: Game Labs LLC
  • Publisher: Game Labs LLC
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows

The American Revolution was one of the most important wars in modern history. But now…you can be the one to take command on one side and see where that takes you.

In Ultimate General: American Revolution, you’ll be able to take command of British or Colonial forces, then slowly build them up to the armies they need to command victory. But it’s not just about having soldiers. You’ll have to build a navy, build your army’s infrastructure, and then fight in conflicts big and small.

On the 3D map you play on, you can watch everything from above or zoom in to make sure your battalion-level strategies are working. Everything you need to achieve victory.

#13 Warno

  • Release date: January 20, 2022 Early access, full launch expected in 2023
  • Developer: Eugen Systems
  • Publisher: Eugen Systems
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows

There are many war games that like to present an alternate history. But in Warno, you get an authentic and downright realistic look at what our world has almost been through.

For in this game, you will take command of NATO forces as they prepare to unleash World War III against a now radicalized communist government. You will have the real armaments of the time and will be able to order personalized units in order to take them on the battlefield!

There are over 600 military units here, and you can command either NATO or Warsaw Pact units to try to change history with you at the helm!

#12 Mansion Lords

  • Developer: Slavic Magic
  • Publisher: Hooded Horse
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

Often when it comes to medieval war games, your goal is simply to build your empire and fight battles that you have little control over. But with Manor Lords, that will change. Because this game seeks true precision in the way things were built and the way battles were fought.

For example, while it’s true that you’ll start building your empire, you’ll do it more organically, and without grids to “constrain” you.

Then, in battles, you’ll have large-scale encounters that consider things like fatigue, flanking, weather, and positioning to ensure a true military combat experience.

So build wisely, fight carefully, and see where things take you.

#11 Killer Bean

  • Developer: Killer Bean Studios
  • Publisher: Killer Bean Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Released: 2023

Yes, this game is really called Killer Bean, and yes, you will play as a character known as Killer Bean… what world do we live in.

Don’t let the name fool you, because this title does indeed have depth. Your character has been betrayed by those he trusted, so he seeks revenge by trying to bring down the entire shadow organization. But shooting them all down is risky and dangerous.

Also, each time you play the game… things will be completely different. The stories, the missions, who you can trust or not, everything will be changed so that each Killer Bean campaign is different. Seems like a great way to keep things fresh and fun.

#10 Broken Arrow

  • Developer: Steel Balalaika
  • Publisher: Slytherin
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

What happens when you mix real-time strategy war games with deck-building card games? You get Broken Arrow.

This game will test you in many ways, not the least of which is testing your ability to build a deck full of units and make sure you use them wisely in battle. Additionally, there are two different factions that you can take control of via the United States and Russia.

With over 200 units in the game combined across factions, you’ll have a great time trying to make the best deck possible. So test them all, come up with the best possible battle plans, then face the enemy.

#9 Roman Empire Wars

  • Developer: Emperor Games
  • Publisher: Emperor Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

Rome is known as one of the greatest republics/empires in all of history, so now the question becomes: what would you be if you were the emperor of Rome? You will find out in Roman Empire Wars

Because in this game, you will indeed become the Emperor of Rome, and with threats from all sides, you will have to gather your legions and wage war on the enemies and then crush them so that they understand that you are the dominating power here .

You will have to travel to various lands to rout the enemy and will have to use the various tactics and weapons of the Roman Empire in order to bring victory and glory to your nation and your name.

#8 83

  • Developer: Antimatter Games
  • Publisher: Toadman Interactive
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

The game known as 83 is meant to be another take on history itself. Mainly because the game tries to imagine a time when the Cold War… got really hot. So much so that massive battles would have to be waged to protect the future.

This game aims to bring a lot of players to the table, because in each massive map, you will be able to hold more than 80 players in total, which means there will be a lot of people running and shooting around the map.

More than that, you’ll have to work together in order to complete objectives that will change the battlefield and what needs to happen next.

#7 Headquarters: WWII

  • Developer: Starni Games
  • Publisher: Slytherin
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

WWII has always been the focus of the gaming world, and now, with Headquarters: WWII, you’ll get another take on the war that literally brought the world to war.

In this case, you will be in 1944 and fighting on multiple sides of multiple operations. From the Battle of Normandy to other key legendary battles, you’ll need to ensure your forces do what it takes to claim victory or repel the invaders.

That’s right, you’ll be able to play as three different military powers in the game, and how you command forces will be vital to your war effort. It’s easy to learn, hard to master, and will be something unique.

#6 Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone

  • Developer: Paradox Development Studio
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

While some war games are literally “made in one” in terms of content, Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone is an expansion pack for the fourth Hearts of Iron title.

In the title, you will have both real-world and alternate-reality options that you can participate in. Because you can decide if you become Benito Mussolini and help the Axis powers rule the world. Or, in the alternate version of the story, you can go “take care” of the Italian leader and then put someone more suited to the position of leader.

Add that to new nations you can control, plenty of units to use, and even peace treaty options, and you’ve got a robust title to enjoy.

#5 Knights of Honor II: Sovereign

  • Developer: Black Sea Games
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

Knights of Honor II: Sovereign paints a very clear picture of what it’s trying to be. This is a game where you will be the ruler of a nation and then attempt to conquer Europe in order to secure your dominance.

Your choices will help decide the future of your people. Will you be someone who desires conquest above all else? Or, will you go the path of peace and trade, that way you can work with others and not just put them down.

This game is deep in terms of playstyles and all the ways you can change things up in your kingdom. So be sure to explore all of your options and be ready to rule your new home.

#4 Stormgate

Image from space horror game Stormgate
  • Developer: Frost Giant Studios
  • Publisher: Frost Giant Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: 2023 Beta

In the future, humanity is doomed when an alien race emerges from the portals and attempts to take over the world. They almost succeed and almost annihilate humanity as a result.

But the catch is that humanity survived and you fight alongside them to try to reclaim the world by controlling massive mechs and weapons. Or, you can be the bad guys and just wipe out the world! Your choice.

Plus, you don’t have to play alone, you can team up with up to three friends and try to save the world together. Then switch to editor mode and create your own missions and maps.

#3 Heat wave

  • Developer: Perimeter Games
  • Publisher: Perimeter Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

Now here is a game that is REALLY different from the others we have shown you so far. In HeatWave, you are part of a guerrilla group trying to secure their freedom and reclaim their land.

The twist is that this land…is Alaska. Because in the future of this world global warming has destroyed a lot (so this is a glimpse of our own future…) and Alaska was left to defend against an invading force featuring the Russians and the Chinese.

So now you have to command a guerrilla group and make sure you can eliminate the opposing forces. You will need to be a good leader and know when to hit, when to run, and when to move your base to be able to continue the fight. They are counting on you, do not waste anything!

#2 ZEPHON

  • Developer: Proxy Studios
  • Publisher: Proxy Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Released: 2023

ZEPHON makes it pretty clear that in this game humanity isn’t meant to last, it’s pretty much doomed. A war has turned the once bountiful planet Earth into a desert. The one where the aliens who tried to attack are now stuck on Earth begging for life. Robots walk around with determination or restraint. As for humans… well, that’s up to you.

Because it’s up to you to choose how much compensation humanity will go on trying to survive the madness. But be careful, your choices will be absolutely important and you will need to make sure you have the support of people of all skill sets in order to make things better.

Will you bring humanity back to the light? Or doom them all?

#1 Superpower 3

  • Developer: Golem Labs
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platforms: PC
  • Version: to be determined

Have you ever thought you could rule the world better than those who do it honestly? That you would be able to make the right choice at the right time and build your country in the right way? If so, then SuperPower 3 is the game for you in every way.

Because with 194 countries that you can select, you will become the leader of a nation and go through precise and historical situations and scenarios so you can know what a real leader of the world goes through every day.

Build your nation in different ways, choose the style of play that suits you as a leader and see where it all takes you. Good luck, you’ll need it.

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