The 17 Best Warhammer Games for PC in 2017

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A look at some of the best Warhammer games, old and new.

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Ever since it was created by Games Workshop, Warhammer and, later, Warhammer 40,000, have drawn in hundreds of thousands of fans with their dark themes and action packed settings. Expanding from the tabletop wargame that started it all, the two fictional universes have gone on to create tie-in novels,

Games Workshop was slow to get into the video game industry, producing a few titles every couple of years or so. Times have changed, and every year brings a host of new games with a variety of settings, and mechanics. So, without further ado, here are 17 of the greatest games set in the worlds of Warhammer.

17) Space Hulk: Deathwing

Space Hulk: Deathwing Gameplay

Space Hulk: Deathwing explores a setting of the Warhammer 40k universe that fans are very familiar with, giving players control of a space marine in Terminator armor and delving into the haunted depths of a space hulk, a massive conglomeration of asteroids and space vessels that have been fused together by the powers of the Warp. The game is a highly immersive first-person shooter with RPG elements. It also features the space marines of the Dark Angels Chapter, the enigmatic sons of a dead world who follow the code of a knightly order.

Deathwing is an adaptation of the widely popular board game Space Hulk, made by Games Workshop using their Warhammer 40k universe. Both games revolve around squads of Terminator armor clad space marines exploring an newly discovered space hulk, one that has been infested with hordes of the lethally aggressive tyranid lifeform known as Genestealers. The game offers a multiplayer mode, allowing friends to team up against these flesh eating monsters.

Space Hulk: Deathwing available for PC

Space Hulk: Deathwing brings the classic board game to life, giving players an immersive experience as they delve into the depths of a massive vessel infested with a vile Genestealer Brood.

The genestealers are horrific alien menaces

Players can play co-op online in order to battle the Genestealer threat together, making use of different classes and unlocking new skills.

16) Man o’ War: Corsair

Man O' War Corsair gameplay

Man o’ War: Corsair is an ambitious indie game that brings the tabletop game of the same name to the PC, dropping players in an open world environment in the seas of the Old World. Players will be able to explore the vast Bretonnian Coast, as well as the River Reik, battling against pirates and colossal sea creatures. They will also be able to explore over 50 ports along those coasts, making new allies and enemies at each.

The game follows a sandbox format, allowing players to set their own goals and ambitions. This gives them a host of options, from being a noble trade prince or becoming a violent and bloodthirsty pirate. Players will be able to progress throughout the game, eventually gaining access to a powerful fleet that will, depending on their goals, allow them to rule over the seas.

Man o' War: Corsair, available for PC

Man o’ War: Corsair places players in an open world environment, rich with trade, vessels, and a whole menagerie of aquatic monsters to slay.

Combat

Players in Man o’ War: Corsair will have to defend their ships against boarding parties, battling against chaos marauders, skaven reavers, and orcish pirates. Alternatively, players can embrace darkness and plunder ships and trading ports to gather wealth and power.

15) Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Warhammer 40k: Regicide gameplay

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a turn based strategy game that gives the classic board game chess the gritty and visceral action of the Warhammer 40k universe. It gives players access to two factions, the noble Imperial Space Marines and the brutish Orks, each with their own classes that take up the roles of traditional chess pieces. Players can play through a large, 50 mission campaign, against each other in online matches, or test their skills against an AI with five different difficulty settings.

Regicide features two different game modes; Regicide Mode and Classic Mode. Regicide Mode gives the player total control of their units, accessing their abilities and powers to unleash destruction on their enemies in two different phases of combat. Classic Mode, on the other hand, simplifies the game and adheres to traditional chess rules, making it a must have for fans of the game.

Regicide, available for PC

Regicide combines the brutal combat of Warhammer 40k with the world’s most widely played strategy game, chess. The game features intense combat animations that will add a level of cinematic quality to matches.

Regicide pits space marines against orks in chess like battle

Regicide gives players access to a number of iconic ork and space marine units, each corresponding to one of the traditional chess pieces. 

14) Total War: Warhammer

Total War: WARHAMMER gameplay

Total War: Warhammer stands as one of the greatest strategy games in recent years, giving players an incredibly faithful adaptation of the world of Warhammer Fantasy. While the game began with four playable factions, it quickly grew with a number of DLCs and Free-LCs to create a vibrant and diverse campaign map. Players have enjoyed pitting the wildly different forces against each other, finding an almost limitless range of strategies and tactics to make use of.

The game stands as Creative Assembly’s first foray into the fantasy genre using their Total War franchise, and brought a number of mechanics that had never been used before. Players were given access to powerful monsters that rampaged across battlefields, and flying units that soared overhead, dropping down on unwary commanders. It also gave them the ability to make use of a host of magic powers, unleashing torrents of eldritch energy that could strengthen their own units or destroy their enemies.

Total War Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer has proven itself to be the definitive adaptation of the Warhammer Fantasy universe, giving players control over a wide range of factions and lords to help them shape the iconic setting into their own image.

Bringing the game of Fantasy Battles to life

Total War: Warhammer sports a huge amount of content, allowing players to wage war with monsters, heroes, and legendary lords from the game’s setting.

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