WWII Every Video Game Set In WW2  

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List Rules Only video games set in World War 2.

The conflict that cost the world more lives than any other war, saw the dropping of not one, but two nuclear bombs on populated cities, and embroiled the planet for the better part of a decade is also one of the most common settings for video games since gaming was developed. World War II was such a massive conflict that it makes sense that players would want to take part in it, and that's why there are tons of WW2 games available for players to enjoy.

One of the best games set during the conflict is Call of Duty, which features ground warfare from the perspective of the troops fighting against the Axis powers across Europe. Other games like Medal of Honor: Vanguard and Anti-Japan War Online explore the Pacific theater in all its gory detail. Because the genre has been around for as long as video games have been in development, there are tons of older arcade games set during WWII as well. You can blow up planes and bomb important targets in games like 1941: Counter Attack or hop into an armored tank in Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943.

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Battlefield 1942 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
First-person Shooter
Battlefield 1942 is a 3D World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish company Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and Apple ...more
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21 1
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a 2002 first-person shooter video game developed by 2015, Inc. It was published by EA Games and officially released for Microsoft Windows on January 22, 2002 in ...more
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Medal of Honor: Pacific Assaul... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault is a first-person shooter computer game the story of which takes place during the Pacific War. It is the 7th installment of the Medal of Honor series.
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Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
First-person Shooter
Call of Duty is a 2003 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game simulates the infantry and combined arms warfare of World War II. The game ...more
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17 2
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor: Frontline is the fourth game in the Medal of Honor series, and was published by EA Games. The player character in the game is that of Lt. Jimmy Patterson, from the American OSS. ...more
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16 2
Company of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Action game, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game
Company of Heroes is a 2006 real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment. It was the first title to make use of the Games for Windows label. A standalone expansion, Opposing ...more
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Medal of Honor: Vanguard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor: Vanguard is the tenth installment in the Medal of Honor series of World War II first-person shooters. It was developed by EA Los Angeles and released for the PlayStation 2 and
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Call of Duty 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Call of Duty 2 is a 2005 first-person shooter video game and the second installment in the critically acclaimed Call of Duty series. It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Konami in ...more
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17 3
Medal of Honor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor is a 1999 first-person shooter video game, developed by DreamWorks Interactive and published by Electronic Arts for PlayStation. It is the first installment in the Medal of Honor ...more
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19 5
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Tactical shooter, First-person Shooter
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft for Xbox, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2 and OS X. It is the first ...more
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18 5
Allied General is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Turn-based strategy, Strategy video game
Allied General is a turn-based strategy video game set in World War II that features the Allied side of operations. Players can progress through four campaigns as an Allied general against Axis ...more
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Medal of Honor: Airborne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor: Airborne is a World War II first-person shooter video game and the 11th installment of the Medal of Honor series. It was developed by EA LA and was released worldwide on ...more
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Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Call of Duty 3 is a 2006 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is the third major installment in the Call of Duty video game series. It was ...more
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Sniper Elite 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Sniper Elite 4 is a third-person tactical shooter stealth video game developed by Rebellion Developments. The sequel to Sniper Elite III, the game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation ...more
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13 2
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fr... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Real-time strategy
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is the stand alone expansion pack to Company of Heroes, a real-time strategy game for computers running the Windows operating system. It was announced on April ...more
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16 5
Axis & Allies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Grand strategy wargame, Grand strategy, Turn-based strategy
Axis & Allies is a 1998 turn-based strategy video game closely based on the Axis and Allies: Classic board game. Players take control of one of five world powers at the start of 1942 in WW2, ...more
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Medal of Honor: Rising Sun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun is the fifth installment of the Medal of Honor video game series, released by EA Games in November 2003. Like its predecessors, Rising Sun is a first-person shooter ...more
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15 6
Battlestations: Midway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Real-time tactics, Action game, Real-time strategy
Battlestations: Midway is a video game developed by Eidos Hungary and released on January 30, 2007 for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. The Mac version of this game was developed by Robosoft ...more
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15 6
1943: The Battle of Midway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shoot 'em up, Action game, Scrolling shooter
1943: The Battle of Midway, originally released as 1943: Midway Kaisen, is a 1987 shoot 'em up arcade game developed and published by Capcom. It was the first followup to Capcom's earlier 1942.
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Brothers in Arms: Art of War is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shoot 'em up, Top-down shooter
Brothers in Arms: Art of War is a game developed and published by Gameloft for mobile phones, based on Gearbox's Brothers in Arms series. Art of War is chiefly a top-down shooter, featuring 13 ...more
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9 1
Silent Service II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Submarine simulator, Action game, Simulation video game
Silent Service II is a submarine simulation game released in 1990 for DOS and ported in 1991 to the Amiga. The game is set in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, and is the sequel to 1985's ...more
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Medal of Honor: European Assau... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter
Medal of Honor: European Assault is the 8th installment in the long-running Medal of Honor series. European Assault was released for GameCube in January 2005, and PlayStation 2, Xbox in June ...more
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Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
First-person shooter
Call of Duty: WWII is a 2017 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. The game is set in the European theatre, and is centered around a squad ...more
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Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, Light gun shooter
Call of Duty: World at War is a 2008 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Blizzard for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. It is ...more
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Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highw... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Video Game Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, Simulation video game
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. It follows the men ...more