I know we’re all laughing at the world war 3 memes which is good. One of the best coping mechanisms for a bad situation can be to laugh at the said situation. That’s precisely what we’re doing here. However, it wouldn’t hurt to prepare for it, right? What games would help translate into actual skills when the war comes knocking? Here’s a list I’ve gotten to prepare you for just that. Here are 6 video games that should prepare you for World War 3.

Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 08:04 pm

Games To Play In Preparation For World War 3


What better military simulator to prepare you for the gruesome reality of war than Worms? To get more specific about the series, I’d recommend Worms Ultimate Mayhem. Worms teach you so many essential components of being a good soldier. You’ve got the use of limited resources, for example. This includes your weapons as well as your soldiers. The whole concept of worms is conserving your troops while wiping out the enemy numbers. I feel the only thing holding Worms back from being all you need is the turn-based nature since war doesn’t wait for turns. The fact that the troops are literal cartoony worms isn’t a deterring factor, though.


Now in the case scenario that both sides of the war end up nuking each other to hell, how can we prepare for that? The answer is pretty apparent, Fallout! Since war never changes and all that jazz, Fallout is the perfect beginner’s guide to surviving in the post-apocalypse. I’d generally suggest Fallout New Vegas as the best way to prepare but let’s be honest; we all know Fallout 76 is the most realistic option. That’s the only one that teaches you how to deal with actual people and not AI-powered NPCs.

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Modern Warfare

Modern Warfare is an actual take on what a third world war would be like. It highlights how today’s technology would factor in with it since the last one was back in the 50s. That makes the latest Modern Warfare installment a great place to prepare, especially since they’ve nailed many aspects like the ballistics, gunplay, and overall gritty nature of war. Good game to turn to, honestly.

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Rainbow Six Siege

You know your platoon leader will make you breach a compound at some point. What’s one thing you need to know when doing that? You need to be able to peek like a pro! If one game can teach you that better than anything else, that game is Siege. It’s also got the off-hand bonus of teaching you how to work well with others. And to function well as a team overall.

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Splinter Cell

Understandably, you won’t want to fight on the front lines at some point. Some of you prefer the stealthier approach of espionage. In this case, Splinter Cell is the best tutorial. Learn from the best himself, Sam Fisher, and figure out how to extract info from your enemies, sneak around the front lines, and hit the opponent where it hurts. If you play Conviction, you can even do it with a friend!

Devil May Cry

You know what? Maybe guns aren’t your thing, or at least they’re not your ONLY thing. And what’s the fun in winning a war when you can also win the war in style? Devil May Cry is the right option for you, honestly. Toss a few hours onto this bad boy, and you’ll be royal guarding enemy tank shells in no time.

How are the enemy troops even going to prepare for a psychopath screaming “SWORTRISWORGUN” at the top of their lungs while trapping the enemy general in an endless smokin’ sexy air combo? I’ll tell you how; they just won’t.


  1. uuhh, the last world war wasn’t in the 50’s! It was from 1939 to 1945. Seems like I’m being trivial but how do you not know that? Geez.

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