The Warhammer Fantasy setting at Games Workshops is a unique beast. It was once a distinct thing (dark high fantasy), then it was renamed Warhammer Age of Sigmar (hard to explain), and now it appears like theyre reimagining true Warhammer Fantasy (via Warhammer: The Old World).
It is, and it isnt. Warhammer video games are a great way to ease yourself into the world of Warhammer Fantasy, as it is varied and quite complex. Fortunately, most games below act as keyholes into that larger world. (If you are more interested in grim sci-fi, check out our list of the best Warhammer 40,000 video games.)
7.Blood Bowl 2
Blood Bowl is the tabletop version of Blitz: The League, except with orcs, elves, and trolls. It's a funny tabletop game that has become one of the most popular games in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. However, given its multiplayer and robust league mode, Blood Bowl 2 is a great time for those who already have a soft spot for the world it's based in.
Blood Bowl 2 is now available on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
Eko Software and Bigben Interactive's Warhammer: Chasobane is a Diablo-like ARPG with a fresh coat of Warhammer paint, with a grim atmosphere and plenty of squishy, gory combat that makes for a fun, if somewhat repetitive, gameplay loop. But it's still a consistently rewarding game that really understands Warhammer Fantasy's Gothic and decrepit beauty.
Warhammer: Chaosbane is now available on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
5.Mordheim: City of the Damned
Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactives Mordheim: City of the Damned is a weird, extremely difficult take on the XCOM formula that started in 1999. The game takes the player in a third-person perspective, similar to Valkyria Chronicles, but with a vague, unforgiving learning curve that makes it quite special.
Mordheim: City of the Damned is now available on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
4.Warhammer: Dark Omen
The sequel to Mindscape and Electronic Arts Warhammer: Dark Omen is a 1998 sequel to Total War: Warhammer on a smaller, skirmish scale. Enjoy the trappings of the dark but oddly charming Warhammer Fantasy setting in this deceptively simple tabletop game.
The Game of Thrones adaptation of Warhammer: Dark Omen is now available on Windows PC via GOG.
3.Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat
Shadow of the Horned Rat is unmistakably Warhammer. Besides the dark but spooky cutscenes, you can also play rat-men, Skaven, and orcs, among other cool, weird foes in Warhammer Fantasy.
GOG for Windows PC version of Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat
2.Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Fatsharks Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is a 2018 first-person, co-op horde survival game set in the End Times (a somewhat slow apocalypse of sorts that ushered in the Age of Sigmar) world of the Warhammer Fantasy setting. The variety of enemies is as surprising as the level design which is only further enhanced and improved with the wonderful DLC campaigns.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is now available on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
1.Total War: Warhammer 2
Creative Assembly drew on everything wonderful about the Warhammer Fantasy setting and the tabletop battle game to make it even better: swathes through maps, ever-chaotic battlefields, narrative intrigue at a massive scale, and superbly detailed graphics all come together to make this the finest Warhammer Fantasy game. (Total War: Warhammer 3 is also worth noting on this list, especially after its recent Immortal Empires expansion, but its still weeding out its many flaws
Total War: Warhammer 2 is now available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.