20 Best World War 2 Games of all Time

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best world war 2 games of all time

World War 2 is without any doubt an important event in the history of mankind, and we all are connected to it somehow either directly or indirectly. The plain old Good vs. Evil and Allies vs. Axis days have long gone, but fear not, WWII has been faithfully recreated virtually for all those wishing to experience it. Below are the 20 best world war 2 game of all time to satisfy your appetite for Nazi flesh:


20. The Saboteur (2009)

The Saboteur 2009

A game set in the 1940’s version of Paris, the protagonist Sean Devlin, after being cheated out of a race by a Nazi colonel, decides to seek revenge and works towards freeing a Nazi controlled Paris. The game features an open ended world similar to GTA but with a unique, black and white styled gameplay.


19. R.U.S.E. (2010)

R.U.S.E. strategy game

A strategic war game set during World War II, R.U.S.E. focuses on Nazi Germany’s invasion that took place in late 1945. The game is a good retelling of history and has a few extra fictional events. The aim of the game is not to use duress, but rather decoys and ruses to trick the opponent and defeat enemies.


18. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad (2011)

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad gameplay

The first FPS of this list, the sequel to the critic favorite Red Orchestra, Red Orchestra 2 concentrates heavily on the Battle of Stalingrad. The game allows you to kill Nazis in all new ways using the intuitive cover based and collision based shooting, all with realistic weapon physics.

If you ever go for realism, this is the best world war 2 game out there to get your hands on.


17. Battlestations: Pacific (2009)

Battlestations: Pacific 2009

The hit sequel to Battlestations: Midway, Battlestations: Pacific is a real time tactics video game that has 5 different multiplayer modes and two different campaigns, the regular US version of World War II lasting from Battle of Midway to Battle of Okinawa and the final victory as well as a fictional scenario where Japan wins the Battle for Midway.


16. Men of War (2009)

Men of War

Another real time tactics game and sequel to Faces of War, Men of War allows you to control soldiers on the battlefield using a unique simulation mechanism. The game features battles that take place in Europe, Soviet Union, Greece, and North Africa across three different campaigns for the Allies, Soviets and Germans.


15. Blitzkrieg 2 (2005)

Blitzkrieg 2

Blitzkrieg 2 is a real time strategy game that takes place in World War II and is a step above its predecessor Blitzkrieg and other Sudden Strike games in almost every way. The game allows you to take control of 6 different factions and fight in various locales including Europe, Africa, Russia and Pacific.


14. Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (2004)

Soldiers: Heroes of World War II

Developed by Ukrainian company Best Way, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II is a RTS game that allows players a more advanced control scheme than most other strategy games. The game features different versions of World War II based upon the American, British, Russian, or German perspectives.


13. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (2009)

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is a combat flight simulator that is based on the events of World War II. The player aids the Allies by flying their planes and destroying Luftwaffe fighters and bases. The game has a large, aerial based combat system with real time ground combat happening simultaneously and great multiplayer to boot.


12. Day of Defeat: Source (2005)

Day of Defeat: Source 2005

A multiplayer only, team based first person shooter, Day of Defeat: Source allows players to join either the United States Army or the German Wehrmacht forces and compete against each other in a variety of different game modes. The game featured incredible graphics for its time and had realtime achievement tracking.


11. Silent Storm (2004)

Silent Storm 2004

Silent Storm is a critically acclaimed real time tactical role playing game that takes place in Europe during the World War II era. Using a completely new engine, this game allows gamers to select their faction (Axis or Allied) and choose a premade character that the players will guide to lead to victory.


10. Hearts of Iron III (2009)

Hearts of Iron III

The latest sequel in the Hearts of Iron trilogy is a grand strategy war game that allows players to take control of entire nations between the period of 1936–1948 and guide them through World War II by managing armed forces, production, research, diplomacy, politics and espionage.