Although it may sometimes seem that way, not all games are made in America, Japan, and western Europe. Some actually come from the eastern part of Europe, the land of ice and snow, cheeki-breeki memes, and Heavy from Team Fortress 2.

Jokes aside, the games from Russia and its general sphere of influence come in all shapes or sizes. In the table below you’ll find quite a few titles from Russian game developers, but some titles from Ukraine, for example, have also found their way there. Of course it’s just a selection from dozens of applicable games, but a useful one, and a balanced slice through the gaming output from that part of the world.

Russian Video Games
Best & Most Popular

Video GameGenreFeature, TagsDeveloperPlatformRelease dateMore Info

Escape from Tarkov
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FPSRealistic online first-person shooterBattlestate GamesPCAugust 4, 2016Buy now!

Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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RPGSingle-playerOwlcat GamesPC, Mac, LinuxSeptember 25, 2018Buy now!

Spintires MudRunner
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SimulationMultiplayer, Co-Op, SimulatorSaber InteractivePC, Switch, PS4, Xbox OneOctober 31, 2017Buy now!

Hello Neighbor
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HorrorStealth Horror GameDynamic PixelsPC, PS4, Xbox One, SwitchDecember 8, 2017Buy now!

Spintires
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SimulationVehicle Simulator, Single-player, OnlinePavel ZagrebelnyjPCJune 13, 2014Buy now!
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
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SimulatorFirst-person, Historical777 StudiosPCOctober 22, 2014Buy now!

Sudden Strike 4
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StrategyReal-time TacticsKite GamesPC, PS4August 11, 2017Buy now!

Heroes of Might and Magic V
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RPGTurn-based StrategyNival InteractivePCMay 16, 2006Buy now!

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
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Shooter, TacticalSimulator, Historical, WW21C Maddox GamesPCJanuary 1, 2017Buy now!

Metro Exodus
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FPSSurvival, Adventure, Post-apocalyptic, Shooter4A Games
(Ukraine)
PC, PS4, Xbox OneFebruary 15, 2019Buy now!

World of Tanks
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Strategy, SimulatorMMO, Multiplayer, TanksWargaming Minsk (Belarus)PC, PS4, Xbox One,August 12,2010Free to play
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
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FPSSingle-player, Chernobyl, Survival Horror, Online
GSC Game World (Ukraine)
PCFebruary 12, 2010Buy now!

Conclusion

That was our selection of popular Russian video games, and some from the border countries. If you’re curious what kinds of productions come from Eastern Europe, what Russian post-apocalyptic games or simulators are worth your attention, this is the place.

Maybe thanks to this list you’ve learned that one of your favourite games comes from Russia or Ukraine. Alternatively, perhaps you found something interesting to check out that you never even heard about before.