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The Best Video Games Set In WW2 

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Updated September 24, 2019 2.5k votes 355 voters 8.2k views 93 items

List Rules Only video games set in World War II.

From turn-based strategy to flight simulators and first-person shooters, there are a wealth of video games set in World War II. The global scope of the second Great War offers a wide range of settings, characters, and possible gameplay that has fueled series like Call of Duty, Brothers in Arms, Wolfenstein, and Medal of Honor.

With so many good WW2 games available there is a game that suits almost any type of player. Stealth games set in World War II include Hidden & Dangerous 2, Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, and Sniper Elite 4. For tactics and traditional war games, there are favorites like Men of War, Silent Hunter III, and Panzer General, which allow you to manipulate the movements of soldiers and tanks across the battlefield. One of the most popular WWII game genres is the first person shooter, with dozens of great games that include Call of Duty, Battlefield V, and Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood.

Which are the best WW2 games? Vote up the best video games set in World War II and add any that we might have missed.

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Axis & Allies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Grand strategy wargame, Grand strategy, Turn-based strategy

Release: 1998

Developer: MicroProse, Hasbro Interactive

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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Panzer General is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Turn-based strategy, Strategy video game, Wargaming

Release: Jan 01 1994

Developer: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Panzer General is a computer wargame published by Strategic Simulations in 1994 and set in World War II.
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Panzer General II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Turn-based strategy

Release: Sep 30 1997

Developer: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Panzer General II is a turn-based strategy computer game by Strategic Simulations, Inc. Released September 30, 1997, Panzer General II is the sixth SSI game in the "General" series and ...more
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Battlefield 1942 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
First-person Shooter

Release: 2002

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE

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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Allied General is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Turn-based strategy, Strategy video game

Release: Jan 01 1995

Developer: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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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Operation Europe: Path t... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Console role-playing game, Turn-based strategy, Simulation video game

Release: Jan 01 1994

Developer: Koei

Operation Europe: Path to Victory, released in Japan as Europa Sensen, is a combat strategy video game for multiple platforms where one or two players can compete in World War II action. The ...more
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Call of Duty: World at W... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, Light gun shooter

Release: 2008

Developer: Rebellion Developments, Exakt Entertainment, n-Space, Treyarch

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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Call of Duty 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Release: Oct 25 2005

Developer: Aspyr, Infinity Ward

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
9
Company of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Action game, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game

Release: Sep 12 2006

Developer: Relic Entertainment

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
10
Medal of Honor: Allied A... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Release: Jan 22 2002

Developer: 2015, Inc.

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
11
Brothers in Arms: Hell's... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, Simulation video game

Release: Jan 01 2007

Developer: Gearbox Software

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
12
Medal of Honor: Airborne... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Release: Apr 28 2007

Developer: DICE Los Angeles

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
13
Sniper Elite V2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, Tactical shooter

Release: 2012

Developer: Rebellion Developments

Sniper Elite V2 is a 2012 tactical shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments and published by 505 Games for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and later Wii U consoles and a developer ...more
14
Medal of Honor: Frontlin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Release: 2002

Developer: Electronic Arts, DICE Los Angeles, 2015, Inc.

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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Brothers in Arms: Road t... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Tactical shooter, First-person Shooter

Release: Mar 01 2005

Developer: Gearbox Software, Demiurge Studios

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
16
Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Release: Nov 07 2006

Developer: Exakt Entertainment, Treyarch

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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Brothers in Arms: Earned... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Tactical shooter, First-person Shooter

Release: Oct 04 2005

Developer: Gearbox Software, Demiurge Studios

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Xbox and PlayStation 2. The mobile ...more
18
Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
First-person Shooter

Release: 2003

Developer: Infinity Ward

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
19
The Saboteur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter

Release: Jan 01 2009

Developer: Pandemic Studios

The Saboteur is an open world third person action-adventure video game set during World War II in German-occupied France. It was published by Electronic Arts and was the final game developed by ...more
20
Sniper Elite 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Third person shooter, Stealth

Release: 2017

Developer: Rebellion Developments

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
21
Medal of Honor: Pacific ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Release: Jan 01 2004

Developer: TKO Software, DICE Los Angeles

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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Battlefield 1943 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Action game, Wargaming, First-person Shooter

Release: 2009

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE

Battlefield 1943 is an online multiplayer World War II first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation ...more
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Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
First-person shooter

Release: 2017

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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Men of War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Real-time tactics, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game

Release: 2009

Developer: Best Way, 1C Company, Best Way

Men of War is a 2009 real-time tactics video game and the sequel to Faces of War. Players issue orders to and/or take direct control of soldiers on a simulation-driven battlefield. The game ...more
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Return to Castle Wolfens... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Games Set In WW2
Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

Release: Nov 19 2001

Developer: Nerve Software, Gray Matter Interactive, id Software

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a first-person shooter video game published by Activision and originally released on November 19, 2001 for Microsoft Windows and subsequently for PlayStation 2, ...more