The best Warhammer games 2022

Sigmar has guided you towards our top picks from Games Workshop's iconic Warhammer settings, from the Old World to the Mortal Realms and beyond

So, you want to know about the best Warhammer games in 2022? Games Workshop has a complicated history with licensing their tabletop worlds. There were some great Warhammer Fantasy strategy games in the ’90s, but apart from that, the pickings have been slim.

Thankfully, Warhammer games are getting better, and while there are more Warhammer 40K games, Warhammer Fantasy titles from the Old World and Age of Sigmar settings are improving in quality. From action-packed, turn-based RPGs to the grandest of grand strategy games, there’s a modest selection worth checking out. Join us as we round up the best Warhammer fantasy games on PC.

These are the best Warhammer games in 2022:

  • Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground
  • Blood Bowl 2
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • Total War: Warhammer III

A dragon breathes flames on some wraiths in age of sigmar storm ground, one of the best warhammer games

Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground

Despite the fact we have muted feelings in our Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground review, it is still worth highlighting, mainly because it’s the first decent Age of Sigmar strategy game to come out since its older Warhammer Fantasy Battles sibling all those years ago. Before this point, Games Workshop had been slow to licence the new setting out, with some casual mobile games representing the majority of digital outings to the Mortal Realms.

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Storm Ground offers some pretty decent turn-based action, with three of the setting’s iconic factions – including the Stormguard Eternals – brought to life with unique playstyles and units. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but it’s an excellent digital introduction to the setting, and a worthy representation for existing fans.

A wide shot of a stadium and human and orc players from blood bowl 2, one of the best warhammer games

Blood Bowl 2

If you want to get technical, Blood Bowl isn’t actually a Warhammer Fantasy game. It’s a football game set in an alternate version of the Warhammer Fantasy setting where disputes are settled with hyper-aggressive games of the rugby and american football analogue ‘Blood Bowl’, instead of a mighty clash of armies.

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Still, it’s honest turn-based tactical fun, and you get to kit out and manage a fantasy football team from a number of popular races from the tabletop game. Honestly, who needs Football Manager when you’ve got this? We’re expecting the new sequel – Blood Bowl III – to release sometime this year.

A warrior and a mage stand together surrounded by enemies in Vermintide 2, one of the best warhammer games

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Following up on 2015’s The End Times: Vermintide, Fatshark created an excellent murder-fest co-op game for the sequel. With distinct character classes, everyone has a role to play and a unique way of fighting, and Vermintide 2’s melee combat is the best you’ll find outside of the truly dedicated sword games like Chivalry or Mordhau.

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Fatshark has also done a good job supporting the game after release as well. New DLC packs in the form of extra career options for the core characters means you can wade back into the fray with a new set of skills to master. If you’re looking for a Warhammer-themed Left 4 Dead-like experience, then Vermintide 2 is the scourge for you.

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Total War: Warhammer II

Really, the entire Warhammer Fantasy line of Total War games can be celebrated, but we single out Warhammer II because one, it’s better than Warhammer I, and two, because even though Warhammer III is out now the second game stands strong thanks to all of the Warhammer 2 DLC support it’s received since launch. While Creative Assembly’s historical Total War line has been successful, the studio was propelled further into mainstream success when it brought Warhammer Fantasy to life with the Total Warhammer games.

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Freed from the shackles of history, these strategy games elevate the series to a new level, with some of Total War’s best features coming out of Warhammer I and II. While opinions vary on the tactical battles in the Total Warhammer games, there’s no denying that they’ve been good for Total War games overall, and stand as some of the best Warhammer games on the market. These are especially good if you miss the cancelled Fantasy Battles tabletop line, and better still there are plenty of ace Warhammer 2 mods you can try out as well.

A cathayan army clashes against the forces of chaos in total war: warhammer 3, one of the best warhammer games

Total War: Warhammer III

Total War: Warhammer III gets a dedicated mention because it is a very strong Warhammer game in its own right. While it /currently/ lacks the maturity and breadth of content of its predecessor – as you can read in our Total War: Warhammer III review – it represents the culmination of nearly a decade’s worth of iteration in the strategy space.

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With the return of meaningful siege battles, the inclusion of minor settlement skirmishes, and the improvements to tactical battles overall, even die-hard historical Total War fans are finding it difficult to deny how impressive it is. There’s still plenty of room for the game to grow via future Warhammer 3 DLC, and we’re eagerly awaiting the release of the Immortal Empires mega-campaign as well.

There you have it – five excellent Warhammer games to tempt you into the realm of Chaos. If you want to keep with the fantastical theme we have some excellent fantasy games you should check out. Or, why not check out our list of FPS games, for something completely different.