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The Best Video Games Set In WW2

Updated September 24, 2019 4.2k votes 430 voters 9.8k views93 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Panzer General

    Turn-based strategy, Strategy video game

    Release1994

    DeveloperStrategic Simulations, Inc.

    Panzer General is a computer wargame published by Strategic Simulations in 1994 and set in...  more
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    Panzer General II

    Turn-based strategy

    Release1997

    DeveloperStrategic Simulations, Inc.

    Panzer General II is a turn-based strategy computer game by Strategic Simulations, Inc....  more
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    Operation Europe: Path to Victory

    Console role-playing game, Turn-based strategy

    Release1994

    DeveloperKoei

    Operation Europe: Path to Victory, released in Japan as Europa Sensen, is a combat strategy...  more
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    Allied General

    Turn-based strategy, Strategy video game

    Release1995

    DeveloperStrategic Simulations, Inc.

    Allied General is a turn-based strategy video game set in World War II that features the...  more
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    Axis & Allies

    Grand strategy wargame, Grand strategy

    Release1998

    DeveloperMicroProse, Hasbro Interactive

    Axis & Allies is a 1998 turn-based strategy video game closely based on the Axis and Allies:...  more
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    Battlefield 1942

    First-person Shooter

    Release2002

    DeveloperEA Digital Illusions CE

    Battlefield 1942 is a 3D World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish...  more
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    Call of Duty 2

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2005

    DeveloperAspyr, Infinity Ward

    Call of Duty 2 is a 2005 first-person shooter video game and the second installment in the...  more
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    Call of Duty: World at War

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2008

    DeveloperRebellion Developments, Exakt Entertainment, n-Space, Treyarch

    Call of Duty: World at War is a 2008 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and...  more
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    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2002

    Developer2015, Inc.

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a 2002 first-person shooter video game developed by 2015,...  more
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    Men of War

    Real-time tactics, Real-time strategy

    Release2009

    DeveloperBest Way, 1C Company, Best Way

    Men of War is a 2009 real-time tactics video game and the sequel to Faces of War. Players...  more
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    Battlefield V

    First-person shooter

    Release2018

    DeveloperEA DICE

    Battlefield V is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by...  more
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    Medal of Honor: Airborne

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2007

    DeveloperDICE Los Angeles

    Medal of Honor: Airborne is a World War II first-person shooter video game and the 11th...  more
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    Company of Heroes

    Action game, Real-time strategy

    Release2006

    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Company of Heroes is a 2006 real-time strategy video game developed by Relic Entertainment. It...  more
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    Release2007

    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is the stand alone expansion pack to Company of Heroes, a...  more
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    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2007

    DeveloperGearbox Software

    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox...  more
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    Silent Hunter III

    Submarine simulator, Action game

    Release2005

    DeveloperUbisoft, Ubisoft Romania

    Silent Hunter III is a submarine simulation developed by Ubisoft Romania and published by...  more
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    Hidden & Dangerous 2

    Shooter game, Third-person Shooter

    Release2003

    Developer2K Czech

    Hidden & Dangerous 2 is a World War II, stealth based, tactical first and third person...  more
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    Call of Duty 3

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2006

    DeveloperExakt Entertainment, Treyarch

    Call of Duty 3 is a 2006 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published...  more
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    Sniper Elite V2

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2012

    DeveloperRebellion Developments

    Sniper Elite V2 is a 2012 tactical shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments and...  more
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    Battlefield 1943

    Action game, Wargaming

    Release2009

    DeveloperEA Digital Illusions CE

    Battlefield 1943 is an online multiplayer World War II first-person shooter video game...  more
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    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

    Action game, Real-time strategy

    Release2009

    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is a real time strategy video game stand alone expansion...  more
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    Call of Duty

    First-person Shooter

    Release2003

    DeveloperInfinity Ward

    Call of Duty is a 2003 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and...  more
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    Call of Duty: WWII

    First-person shooter

    Release2017

    DeveloperSledgehammer Games

    Call of Duty: WWII is a 2017 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games...  more
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    Brothers in Arms: D-Day

    Shooter game, Action game

    Release2006

    DeveloperGearbox Software, Shanghai UBI Computer Software Co., Ltd.

    Brothers in Arms: D-Day is a first-person shooter video game in the Brothers in Arms series...  more
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    Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

    Tactical shooter, First-person Shooter

    Release2005

    DeveloperGearbox Software, Demiurge Studios

    Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox...  more