What are the best games about alternate history on Steam?

asked by Anonymous
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  1. 12

    #1Crisis in the Kremlin

    Crisis in the Kremlin

    Crisis in the Kremlin is a simulation and strategy game set in the Perestroika era, where you are set to reign over the Soviet Union during this harsh period and lead it to a bright future by any way you like.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $4.99

    Lucy Yang
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I was looking for the best games on Steam about alternate history and the solution that is given is the game Crisis in the Kremlin. Based on the video clips, synopsis and reviews of the game it looks like exactly what I'm looking for and looks like it would be interesting to play."
  2. 9

    #2Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a WW2 shooter with a varied campaign that blends action, horror, sci-fi, stealth... The AI of the enemies is more cunning and dangeours that most of the modern shooters.
    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Carl Murray
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a good solution to a need for games involving alternative history as it is set in World War II, but with sci-fi elements. The plot held my attention as I am someone who enjoys the idea of playing through real-world historical events but with a fictional twist, especially when horror is involved. "
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    #3Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
    In Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is a strategy game developed by EA Los Angeles and was published by Electronic Arts. It follows a Soviet Union war for world domination as it goes back in time to give their allies the advantage it needs to win.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Anika Tambe
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "Games about alternate history are far and few between but they can help stimulate the imagination. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is one such game. In Command & Conquer, Russian leadership goes back in time to restore Mother Russia to her former glory. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned, which creates a completely different timeline! This game is interesting and fun to play-especially for those history buffs who have wondered about different historical scenarios."
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    #4Hearts of Iron III

    Hearts of Iron III

    Hearts of Iron III is set during the 1936 -1948, guiding it through the World War II. You can take decisions that will affect the Army, production of resources, diplomacy, politics, and espionage. You can choose between the Axis, the Allies and the Comintern. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Laura Hawkins
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "WWII is pretty much where everyone turns to when they want an alternate history, but I'm certainly not complaining. It's fun and the story gives enough twists and turns that while it may not be super original, it's still plenty of fun."
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    #5Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The New Order is an action-adventure game developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks in 2014. This first-person shooter game was part of the Wolfenstein series. 

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Paul Daniels
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "There are typos in the text describing the solution (I'm not sure if this is data pulled directly from the link somewhere), but otherwise it is a quality suggestion for the question at hand. I wonder if it wouldn't be better to include additional solutions, though (if nothing else, the follow up/prequel to this title)."
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    #6SteamWorld Dig

    SteamWorld Dig
    SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure where you take the role of a mining steambot as he digs his way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita

    $9.99

    Julia Robertson
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "Steamworld dig is a pretty good game, but it's not really an alternate history game like I thought it would be. I mean an alternate history would involve humans somehow, this is all just robots and it doesn't really tell you how they came to be. So robots in the west. Cowboy robots."
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    #7Bioshock Infinite

    Bioshock Infinite
    A man is sent to the flying city of Columbia to find a missing girl. However, upon arrival, he discovers that the city, its people, and his objective are all not what they seem. BioShock Infinite is an FPS with RPG elements.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    Austin Davidson
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "It is a good but not great solution. The bioshock series is including in listings of best games at http://www.gamesradar.com/10-coolest-alternate-history-stories-games/ However Bioshock is not really clear whether it takes place in alternative histories or not at different points in the game although infinite relies on parallel universes "

Summary

Best What are the best games about alternate history on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Crisis in the KremlinGames 12 Paid
2Return to Castle WolfensteinGames 9 Paid
3Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3Games 7 Paid
4Hearts of Iron IIIGames 6 Paid
5Wolfenstein: The New OrderGames 4 Paid
6SteamWorld DigGames 3 Paid
7Bioshock InfiniteGames 1 Paid
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