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The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2

List Rules
Only video games set in WW2 that are real-time strategy or tactics games.

Real-time strategy and tactics games don't rely on players taking turns. Each choice a player makes as they try to dominate the map is influenced by variables like resources, weather, and earlier decisions. War games are popular settings for strategy and tactics games and the global setting of World War II is one of the most popular. On the surface, they may not seem as exciting a WW2 FPS, but the best WW2 RTS and RTT games outsell and outplay just about any other real-time tactics and strategy video games out there, and new games just keep coming.

Don't think that tactics and strategy games are lonely ones. Many RTS and RTT games have multiplayer modes that allow you to try your moves against another player, such as Company of Heroes 2, Men of War, and Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory. Some games focus on real battles and real events only while others, like R.U.S.E. mix historical and fictional moments to create compelling gameplay.

Which WW2 games are also the best RTS or RTT games? Vote up the best real-time tactics and strategy games in World War II and don't wait your turn to add any that we overlooked.

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  • Assault Squad 2
    1
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    Assault Squad 2

    2014
    • Assault Squad
      2
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      Assault Squad

      2011
      • Hearts of Iron IV
        3

        Hearts of Iron IV

      • Blitzkrieg
        4
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        Jun 04 2003
        • Genres (Video game): Isometric projection, Real-time tactics, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game
        • Genres (Video game): Action game, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game
      • Sudden Strike
        6
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        Jan 24 2001
        • Genres (Video game): Isometric projection, Real-time tactics, Real-time strategy, Simulation video game, Strategy video game
      • Company of Heroes 2
        7
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        Company of Heroes 2

        2013
          • Genres (Video game): Real-time strategy
        • Men of War
          9
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          • Genres (Video game): Real-time tactics, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game
        • Blitzkrieg 2
          10
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          Oct 02 2005
          • Genres (Video game): Real-time tactics
        • Axis & Allies
          11
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          Axis & Allies

          2004
            • Genres (Video game): Real-time tactics, Action game, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game
          • Faces of War
            13
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            Jan 01 2006
            • Genres (Video game): Real-time tactics, Real-time strategy
            • Genres (Video game): Strategy video game
            • Genres (Video game): Strategy video game
          • Steel Division: Normandy 44
            16
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            Steel Division: Normandy 44

            2017
            • Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation
              17
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              Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation

              2005
              • Sudden Strike 2
                18
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                Sudden Strike 2

                2002
                  • Genres (Video game): Action game, Real-time strategy, Strategy video game
                • Sudden Strike Forever
                  20
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                  Sudden Strike Forever

                  2001
                  • Stalingrad
                    21
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                    Mar 01 2005
                    • Genres (Video game): Real-time tactics, Real-time strategy
                  • Sudden Strike: Resource War
                    22
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                    Sudden Strike: Resource War

                    2004
                      • Genres (Video game): Real-time strategy, Strategy video game
                    • Blitzkrieg 3
                      24
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                      Blitzkrieg 3

                      2015
                      • Red Tide
                        25
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                        Red Tide

                        2009