Playing the best Warhammer games can be intense and rewarding. The fun starts as soon as you enter the Fantasy Battle World of the Warhammer 40K Universe. If you are a fan or are looking to get into the game, this is a great place to start.
So, what is it about Warhammer that has kept players coming back for more?
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best Warhammer games currently available.
Let’s Dive in.
Best Warhammer Games
Dawn of War (2004)
Dawn of War is the most successful real-time strategy game series tied to the Warhammer 40K franchise. The opening is fantastic and cinematic; the human control planet of Tartarus is overrun by barbaric orcs. Defense Forces “space marines” company called “Bloodraven sled” battles with the orcs
It’s a fairly predictable plot because of corrupt minds and Chaos. But it is interesting to see the character-driven story, such as the epic tale of treason and conspiracy. In the single-player game, you serve as the Emperor and must protect humanity.
However, during the campaign, the blood Ravens encountered the mysterious Eldar, a band of renegade Space Marines, the Imperial Inquisition, and Orks. You need to command these races in epic battles and must master their unique weapons skills, tech trees, and abilities to eradicate the enemies.
Leveling up will be hard for players who are not engaged on the battlefield. As looting is the fastest way of gathering resources and balancing the level of heroes. The main mission of the game is to become the ultimate ruler of the universe and defeat your enemies with brutal force.
You need to use squad units rather than individual heroes to attack the enemies. It will be an immensely gruesome and bloody battle in totally different levels of realism. You can test your gaming mechanics in single-player and multiplier battlefields of two to eight players.
Space Marine (2011)
Space Marine is one of the best games of Warhammer 40K. The space marines are famously known as the Ultramarines. They are the strongest elite warriors in the Imperium. Emperor created them from the genetic mutation of the ruling demigod.
It is an action-based third-person game. A millions-strong Ork horde invades the Imperial World. Creating a never-ending battle for the survivability of human kinds. Re-conquering the planet is the main mission but as the story unfolds, there are far eviler threats lurking in the dark shadows.
Players have to play as “Captain Titus,” the main character of the game who is the leader of the ultramarine. The seasoned veteran Titus is 9 feet tall superhuman, dressed in super heavy armor, wielding an iron chainsword, and survived countless battles.
You have to enhance your vast arsenal and unlock new armors, weapons, skills, abilities, and upgrade options as per the game system. The higher the level of weaponry and abilities, the more will be devastating bone-crushing violence to enemies.
Imperial liberations sents the Ultramarines to safeguard key locations until the arrival of the reinforcements. Being Captain Titus, you must fight the enemies using bolter and chainsword to save humanity from the massive Chaos.
This game has high graphic 3D animation with complete action-packed. You can play face-off battle 8 vs 8 online. To customize the Assault, Tactical, and Devastator Marine classes, you have to unlock new armor and weapons. Plus you have to play more battles to gain the experience.
Battle Fleet Gothic: Armada 2 (2019)
Battle fleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the masterpiece of the Warhammer 40K universe. It is built upon everything that we loved about the original Armada. This is the ultimate new real-time strategy game and portrays the epic outer space battles.
All the 12 factions are placed under the original Games Workshop’s tabletop. The expansion is based on: Chaos, Necrons, Space Marines, Aeldari Corsairs, Orks, the Tyranids, Drukhari, Aeldari Craftworld, the T’au Merchant, Protector Fleets, the Imperial Navya, and Adeptus Mechanicus. The expanding groundwork of the game makes it a more ambitious and impressive game.
Explore the Eye of Terror, being an ally or foe with famous characters like Gulliman, Belisarius Cawl, and others. The latest development in the story holds narrative values including three dynamic solo campaigns on the Imperium, Tyranids and Necrons.
The bigger battlefields have improved many features across the game. It now has enhanced multiplayer modes, an online gaming experience, customization options for ships and fleets, refined gaming, and more. It’s the game that is worth trying.
Apart from that, this game may not be suitable for all age groups as it contains high graphic violence. And players are encouraged to play the game at home on their personal gaming computer rather than at work.
Mechanicus is an XCOM-style strategy game based on a fraction of mysticism-prone. This game is about technology worshipping cyborgs whose mission is to control Mars and have technological wisdom & freedom.
In this game, you have to take control over the troops of the Imperium. These are the advance technological armies called “The Adeptus Mechanicus.” It requires turn-based squad tactical gameplay and you need battle points to upgrade your movement speed and special abilities. Defeat the Necron to collect more battle points.
Every decision you make will define your future missions in the game. As the enemy scientist seeks your movement as a learning opportunity. The fate of your troops remains in your hand and you have to command them for more than 50 missions. So you must choose your path wisely.
Moreover, Planet Necron of Silva will be rediscovered where you will lead your team on a new expedition. There your task will be searching for hi-tech plunder.
Customize your troops, discover forgotten technology, earn battle points, complete the handcraft missions, manage resources, upgrade your abilities, and most importantly control your ‘tech-Priest’ movements.
Space Hulk: Tactics (2018)
Space Hulk Tactics is the most underrated and tactical-based board game. It is an adaptation of Space Hulk with a new twist to the classic rules. You can choose sides one side either the Terminator squad or the Genestealers squad. The main question is which side are you going to choose?
In this game, you have to command a swarm of Genestealers or you have to select and command one of four unit types from Space Marine. Like the Ultramarines, the Space Wolves, the Dark Angels, or the Blood Angels. As you progress in the game, you have to upgrade and take control of your enemies.
Using the unique Card System, you can use powerful abilities and change the entire tide of a battle. Just like items and equipment, cards can be used to customize and upgrade your squad unit.
Engage in the action-packed bloody strategical battles. You can test your gaming mechanics in single-player or multiplayer battles or challenge other players. The game effects are high and dynamic when you are in the battle arena.
Use a built-in map tool to design your own gaming map. Similarly, you can also create custom objectives to play in the created map along with your friends.
Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (2010)
In Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, the long-gone and forgotten frozen planet reappears from the Warp. Bringing new foes, mystery, and threats to the Imperial Emperor. Now you have to return to the Aurelia and fight against the enemies.
As the Chaos raises on the planet, you will take control over the Blood Ravens to fight against Black Legion’s Space Marines. Traitors within the Blood Ravens design a plot to destroy the squad from inside.
It is an RTS game where you will be fighting alongside the Emperor to defeat the enemies. Use your squads to battle against opponents and gain experience. Upgrade your wargear and fighting abilities to unlock new achievements.
A new multiplayer race joins the battlefield and vows loyalty to Chaos Gods. It has introduced new 15 missions and the bloodthirsty battle takes in the clash of Dawn of War II owners, Chaos Space Marines, Blood Ravens, and multiple races.
Moreover, You can change the setting of the game in your customization option. You will be customizing your armies and boosting their abilities to obtain bone-crushing victory.
Gladius-Relics of War (2018)
Gladius -Relics of War is the famous action-based game of Warhammer 40K Universe. It is a game about Gladius Prime planet. The planet was peaceful and was the home of many Imperial scholars having archeological interests. But exploring the ancient relics has awakened an unspeakable horror. Now the citizens found themselves trapped in a world full of a terrifying war.
It is the first turn-based strategy game that brings you to the dark threatening world full of violence and horror. You will be playing as one of the four fractions of Warhammer (Space Marines, Astra Militarum, Necrons, or Ork). They each have a unique playstyle, abilities, and technological origin.
Explore a new randomly generated world filled with threats and terror. You will be securing powerful artifacts to become strong and have the edge against your challengers. Battle against Al or you play and complete the mission with or against your friends.
Build cites, infrastructures, bases, and fortifications to further expand your Empire across the map. Research technology, harvest resources, upgrade buildings, upgrade your war machinery, level up troops, and produce armies to attack your enemies.
You must progress through different phases of the storyline. As the destiny to save the Gladius Prime is in your hand. There will be only one victorious race so be the one.
Inquisitor: Martyr (2018)
The Inquisitor: Martyr is an ever-lasting and growing, the first Action-RPG game in the grim future 41st Millennium. It is an open-world game universe with a variety of missions, brutal combat abilities, destructible skills, tactical outplay, and a great storyline.
Become the great Inquisitor to carry the will of the Emperor and become the ultimate protector of the solar system. Hold your ground against enemies and bring your Assassin background with unspeakable power to defeat them.
There is a different fraction of the Inquisition has different agenda. Similarly, Inquisitorial Cabals are the group of Inquisitors who are working together and sometimes fights with each other in the dark shadows.
Explore the star map of solar systems, travel in different sectors, and investigate different planets. Fight enemies and create your ways through abandoned Star Forts, Void Station, and other planets.
Collect unique interest points and look for specific rewards or loots. Use Ulther’s Tarot to set the condition for the next mission and you must take advantage of each mission. You will be improving your equipment and abilities for sake of winning every battle.
You can play the game solo or in cooperative mode, up to a team of four. The new free update comes with new missions, a story timeline, a new enemy fraction, additional game features, and many more. It has a big community and global events take place across the globe.
Warhammer 40000: Battlesector (2021)
Warhammer 40000: Battlesector is the turn-based tactical game of dark grim 41st Millennium. The game is about selecting a squad, developing armies’ abilities, upgrading heroes, and fighting enemies to gain victories.
Here you can find different battle modes such as Age of Crimson Dawn, Skirmish Mode, Planetary Supremacy Mode, and others. These modes have their own story timeline. The latest updates will bring new changes and additional missions, abilities, and battlegrounds.
There are different fractions and each of them has a unique gameplay Momentum system. You can move the troops’ units and make surgical attacks. Control your squad to bring mass destruction to your enemies.
Use superior strategy, devastating weaponry, and awesome abilities to devastate the enemy’s defense line. Multiple players can play the game live in the hot seat mode. You can even invite your friends to play the game together.
This game contains high graphic violence and is recommended for playing at home for a suitable age group.
Total War: Warhammer II (2017)
Total War: Warhammer II is based upon two halves- one is an RTS battle and another one is a turn-based strategy game. The game was built on the succession of Total War: Warhammer. Where it has improved the gaming interface, abilities, animations, and design arts.
Moreover, it has added new missions and factions. The factions are High Elves, Lizardmen, Skaven, and Dark Elves. Each has a different skillset and responds uniquely on the battlefields.
An epic battle takes place to control the “Great Vortex” between challengers and fractions. In the Warhammer Fantasy battles, you will be leading and commanding the forces in the war with powerful lords.
There are thousands of monsters and troops at your command for an epic battle.
Use weapons, deadly battle magic, and armors to win over the enemies and complete the individual quests.
If you are going to play the game for the first time, then hold your breath. The game will take you to the high skies with ferocious dragons or wyverns creatures. Challenge others globally in multiplayer battle mode or play custom and ultimate gaming satisfaction.
Total War: Warhammer III (2022)
Total War: Warhammer III is the conclusion or final series of the Total War: Warhammer. The game starts with the story of a dying god opening a dimension portal of the Realm of Chaos. From the portal four destructive forces (Slaanesh, Nurgle, Khorne, and Tzeentch) emerge and spread despairs & darkness in the world.
The best part of the game is that it allows you to choose a side while playing it. You can play as an ancient dragon from the side of Grand Cathay, play from Chaos Gods’ side to take Daemonic Champions, or play being Daemon Prince as the ultimate villain.
There are hundreds of units and seven unique fractions under your command. You have to raise mighty armies and dominate the real-time epic battles across the world. You will be tactically forging your own Empire in the game.
Customize option allows you to create your desired Daemon Prince character. Craft the body part suits carefully and make the character as power full as you can corresponding to your playing style.
Now, the multiple-player battleground is bigger and has up to 8-player can battle simultaneously. It has a custom and ranked battleground for single players.
Battlefleet Gothic Armada (2016)
Battlefleet Gothic Armada is the latest RTS game that portrays Warhammer 40K Universe fantasy space battle. It is the adaptation of Games Workshop’s tabletop game. This game is about controlling the solar system and star map by defeating demons.
The game is managing battle warships and composing the fleets during battles. There are different types of battleships from being fastest and gigantic to the longest. Each of the ships has different use and abilities.
Customizing the ship is totally in your hand and you will be able to all the aspects of the ship. Like the defense, support system, weaponry, special abilities, and machinery. Moreover, you will also be upgrading the skills of the crew and captains for the battle purpose.
It has a big story campaign where players are in the middle of the Gothic War between Abaddon the Despoiler and Imperium. You will be controlling all the warships and fleets as the Chaos falls on Imperium.
There are varieties of missions and battle modes. Single-players can enjoy playing story campaigns, classic and custom modes are available. For multiple-player, up to 4 players can play simultaneously in the battleground.
Blood Bowl 2 (2015)
Blood Bowl 2 is a smashing Warhammer game that totally crushes the American football concept in the video games. It is a turn-based and strategy board game as every humor, tactic, and brutality counts to win the rugby battle.
The single gameplay mode leads you to the famous Reikland Reavers battleground. You will have to win Blood Bowl matches to bring glory to your squad. Each campaign has surprising events and unexpected turns which are commentator by Bob & Jim from Cablevision.
You will be creating and managing your team with one of eight races of Warhammer 40k Universe (Chaos, Humans, Skaven, Dark Elves, High Elves, Dwarfs, Bretonnia, and Orcs). Keep developing your team, win matches, gain XPs, and unlock new abilities. Do not lose the match cause every loss you make is permanent.
Furthermore, you can organize tournaments and events, customize your team, and buy & sell players using Transfer Market. You must create your strong dream team to win all the matches.
It is the adaptation of the famous Games Workshop’s board game. Comparing the previous version this game has richer and bigger multiplayer battlefields. Its animation, graphics, and art design. etc. are improved.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (2018)
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the latest and best-known for its intensely bloody first-person melee action. This is a four-player cooperative game set in the fantasy battle world of Warhammer 40K Universe. Five heroes return to take greater threats to save the Empire from the forces of the swarming Skaven horde and Chaos army.
With three friends, you will be fighting through the enemies to evolve by gaining cooperative action experience. But first, you need to select five different characters and master their three branching careers.
You will be mastering your skills and climbing up the ladder of ranking mode difficulty. The rank starts from first Recruit, Veteran, Champion to Legend.
Explore different war-ravaged lands as your experience level increases. Defeat the enemies to gain experience and become powerful. There are 15 different talent trees and more than 50 weapon types. You must customize your heroes and test their skills on battlefields.
There is violent and bloody video graphics content. It is recommended to play at home for the appropriate age group.
Armageddon hex-based and turn-based strategy game. In Armageddon planet, there is no peace, and war is going to break through between the Imperium of Mankind and Orks. Middle of the campaign, you will be joined by three Space marines chapters (Ultramarines, Blood Angels, and Salamanders)
Advancing through the champaigns, the game has a complex plot that involves famous characters from Warhammer 40K Universe. The battles take place mostly in the gigantic Hive Cities and hostile terrain areas.
You will be leading the Imperial forces of the Space Marines and Armageddon Steel Region against the Ork invasion in a variety of Chapters, over 30 different scenarios. You must fight side by side with Commander Dante and Commissar Yarrick against the Ork Warboss Ghazghkull Thraka.
Command 20 different troops units on the battlefield and using their unique skill push the enemies back to the enemy fort. Battling increases the experience of veterans’ armies and battle points are needed to upgrade the equipment.
It has detailed battle effects and combat mode. Additional features such as toggle option, game editor, Hotseat mode, map creator, and more have boosted the gaming experiences.