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
|Video Game||Genre||Feature, Tags||Developer||Platform||Release date||More Info|
Escape from Tarkov
|FPS||Realistic online first-person shooter||Battlestate Games||PC||August 4, 2016||Buy now!|
|RPG||Single-player||Owlcat Games||PC, Mac, Linux||September 25, 2018||Buy now!|
|Simulation||Multiplayer, Co-Op, Simulator||Saber Interactive||PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One||October 31, 2017||Buy now!|
|Horror||Stealth Horror Game||Dynamic Pixels||PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch||December 8, 2017||Buy now!|
|Simulation||Vehicle Simulator, Single-player, Online||Pavel Zagrebelnyj||PC||June 13, 2014||Buy now!|
|IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad||Simulator||First-person, Historical||777 Studios||PC||October 22, 2014||Buy now!|
Sudden Strike 4
|Strategy||Real-time Tactics||Kite Games||PC, PS4||August 11, 2017||Buy now!|
Heroes of Might and Magic V
|RPG||Turn-based Strategy||Nival Interactive||PC||May 16, 2006||Buy now!|
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
|Shooter, Tactical||Simulator, Historical, WW2||1C Maddox Games||PC||January 1, 2017||Buy now!|
|FPS||Survival, Adventure, Post-apocalyptic, Shooter||4A Games|
|PC, PS4, Xbox One||February 15, 2019||Buy now!|
World of Tanks
|Strategy, Simulator||MMO, Multiplayer, Tanks||Wargaming Minsk (Belarus)||PC, PS4, Xbox One,||August 12,2010||Free to play|
|S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat||FPS||Single-player, Chernobyl, Survival Horror, Online|
GSC Game World (Ukraine)
|PC||February 12, 2010||Buy now!|
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.