The Best Historical PC Games

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry is a 3d fighting game, it lets you jump into the shoes of a solider in the medieval era. You can chose from a variety of weapons like one handed swords two handed swords maces axes bows cross bows and many more.

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Medieval II: Total War

The campaign allows the player to assume control of a faction of the time period, and build a civilization, both economically and militarily in order to conquer other factions. Gameplay consists of controlling the faction’s military, economic, and social systems in large campaign maps. During the player’s turn, armies, fleets, and agents can be moved on the map.

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Mount & Blade

Mount & Blade is a single-player, action-oriented role-playing game without any fantasy elements, which takes place in a medieval land named Calradia. The game features a sandbox gameplay style, in which there is no storyline present. The player is able to join one of the five battling factions, fight as a mercenary, assume the role of an outlaw, or take a neutral side.

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Anno 1404

Anno 1404, known as Dawn of Discovery in North America, is a city-building and economic simulation game with real-time strategy elements, part of the Anno series. As with other Anno games, the player, at the will of their unnamed country of origin (probably the Holy Roman Empire as it refers to an Emperor) creates and manages their fief aside AI players.

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Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings II is a grand strategy game set in the Middle Ages, developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive as a sequel to Crusader Kings. The game is a dynasty simulator where the player controls a Medieval dynasty from 1066 to 1453.

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Europa Universalis IV

In the game, players control a nation from the Late Middle Ages through the Early modern period  (1444 to 1821),conducting trade, diplomacy, colonization, and warfare.The game itself is an interactive map of Earth divided into the provinces that compose nations. Each of these provinces contribute to their country either positively or negatively, as provinces can both provide resources to a nation and serve as a point of unrest and rebellion.

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Age of Empire III

Players begin with a constructed town center or a wagon that will build into such, an armed explorer, and a modest number of villagers. Players explore the map and begin gathering resources used to build additional units and buildings and to research upgrades or technologies. Actions such as training units, constructing buildings, killing enemy units etc.

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Rome: Total War

The player takes a role as the head of one of the three great Roman houses of the time; the Julii, Brutii, or Scipii. Over the course of the game new factions are unlocked, either one at a time as they are defeated, or all at once on completion of the campaign. The game’s main campaign is set during the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire (270 BC – AD 14).

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Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War

Rise and Fall is based in the first millennium BC, and features four playable civilizations: Persia, Greece, Egypt, and Rome. The game includes over eighty civilization-unique military units, as well as eight “hero” units—of which only one may be purchased during a game.

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Rome II: Total War

Total War: Rome II is set in the classical antiquity period, and provides a more sophisticated portrayal of each culture, which in the original game had been portrayed anachronistically. The grand campaign begins in 272 BC, and lasts for 300 years. However, the player also has the option to play further, as there are no timed victory conditions.

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