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The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2  

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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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Company of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2006
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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Men of War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2009
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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Assault Squad 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Company of Heroes 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Hearts of Iron IV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
Jaydakin added Hearts of Iron IV
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Company of Heroes: Opposing Fr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2007
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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Close Combat IV: Battle of the... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Assault Squad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Red Tide is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2009
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Axis & Allies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Soldiers: Heroes of World War ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2004
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II is the first in a series of real-time tactics video games set in World War II, developed by or under the supervision of Ukrainian company Best Way. While the ...more
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Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Blitzkrieg 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2005
Blitzkrieg 2 is a real-time tactics computer game based on the events of World War II, the game is an evolution of its predecessor Blitzkrieg and is the second title in the Blitzkrieg. The game ...more
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Company of Heroes: Tales of Va... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
Apr 09 2009
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is a real time strategy video game stand alone expansion pack to Company of Heroes. It was announced on November 3, 2008 and was released on April 9, 2009.
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Steel Division: Normandy 44 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Blitzkrieg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2003
Blitzkrieg is a real-time tactics computer game based on the events of World War II and is the first title in the Blitzkrieg. The game allows players to assume the role of commanding officer ...more
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Faces of War is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2006
Faces of War is a real-time strategy and real-time tactics computer wargame developed by Ukrainian developer Best Way and published by Russian publisher 1C Company. The game is a sequel to ...more
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Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2006
Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege is a PC title released by Cinemaware Marquee. Made by French based Monte Cristo, the game takes place on the Eastern Front of World War II. The game is an addition to ...more
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Close Combat VII: Close Assaul... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
1997
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far, or Close Combat II, is a World War II real-time tactics game, developed by Atomic Games, and released on September 30, 1997. The second installment of the Close ...more
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Sudden Strike 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
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Pacific Storm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2
2006
Pacific Storm is a strategic and tactical game of the Pacific war set in World War II, released by Buka Entertainment.
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Sudden Strike 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Strategy Games Set In WW2