What are the best WW2 games?

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    #1IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

    IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
    This pack includes the original 2006 flight simulator game, which is still excellent, complete with all expansions. Are you ready to try the best WW2 aerial combat simulator?
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Bruce Qiu
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "The main concern with IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 is that it is an older/retro game, and thus it generally has the issues that come with that status. It looks a little dated in general, though many people don't really care that much about graphics, myself included. However, a bigger downside is that it only works on legacy systems - you will simply not be able to run it on a modern system from the past few years unless you have specifically configured the machine to run an older OS. This is not really worth getting unless you have an older machine or have a work-around."
  2. 35

    #2Hearts of Iron IV

    Hearts of Iron IV
    Hearts of Iron IV is a war strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. This game belongs to the Hearts of Iron series, where players have to take control of any nation in the world from 1936 to 1939 and lead them to victory.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $39.99

    Albert Lane
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "I tried Hearts of Iron IV at my friend's house, and I've been very unimpressed by this game. The graphics are somehow worst than the previous chapters, and the pace of the game is really slow. I'll try to play it again before giving a definitive review, but I didn't like this game, and I don't suggest it to the WW2 games lovers"
  3. 33

    #3Call of Duty 2

    Call of Duty 2

    Call of Duty 2 is a classic WW2 shooter that reinvented the sub-genre with its cinematographic scenes and epic battles. The only downside is that the multiplayer is almost inactive.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    Miguel Ángel Saldaña
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "It might be considered one of the best ww2 games in the past but not right now. A lot changed in gaming compared to its original release including graphics and more powerful gaming engines."
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    #4Commandos 2: Men of Courage

    Commandos 2: Men of Courage

    Commandos 2 is a WW2 action strategy game well known for its excellent gameplay and open-ended missions. But beware: is super difficult!

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Vivaan Balasubramanium
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "Commands 2: Men of Courage isn't a very good WW2 game. It doesn't run well on Windows 10, the newest operating system, and doesn't offer the nostalgia feeling that the previous game did. While it is aimed to be a world war 2 game, it unfortunately misses the mark, as there are a lot of better alternatives out there."
  2. 30

    #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

    Willie Williams
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "I've been a fan of the Wolfenstein franchise since the 90's and I was very excited to play this game. Unfortunately, the game doesn't run for more than 10 minutes with my graphics card. I'm running an AMD RX480, which is a pretty common card, and I'm surprised the developers haven't patched a fix for it yet. I would expect this to be the case with the newer 500 series as well."
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    #6Return 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

    Alexander Evans
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I really enjoyed Return to Castle Wolfenstein, it reminded me of playing the game way back when it came out and I was a kid. It doesn't have a lot of WW2 history build in but it sure looks like fun!"
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    #7Atlantic Fleet

    Atlantic Fleet
    This game is a turn-based naval tactical simulation which depicts the epic fight between the mighty Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine during World War II. There are up to three game modes, and lots of ships and aircrafts available. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $9.99

    José Guadalupe Macías
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "This game is a lot of fun. You need to be a fan of turn based combat games or interested in learning how to play them but this has good tutorials to teach you how to play. I have had a couple of issues with battles freezing but for the most part it's been working well and it's a lot of fun to play."
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    #8Warship Battle: 3D World War II

    Warship Battle: 3D World War II
    Take the battle to the seas in WARSHIP BATTLE, a 3D warship action game, with missions inspired by the historic naval clashes of World War II.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jonathan Morris
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "WARSHIP BATTLE: 3D World War II is an action packed strategy game that lets you take control of destroyers in raging historical battles. There are realistic graphics and sea to air naval combat that will keep you entertained."
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    #9Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War

    Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War

    Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War is a WW2 squad multiplayer game with great graphics, tanks. and lots of action. You will be able to use WW2 tanks and discover experimental weapons while enjoying amazing graphics. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Sanchez
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I really had an itch for a new video game. I love war based games and think they are a lot of fun. I found Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War to be my savior. This game gave me everything I was looking for: action, comedy, toughness, etc. I cant wait to get home and play."
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    #10Guns'n'Glory WW2

    Guns'n'Glory WW2

    Guns'n'Glory WW2 is a strategic game where you have to defend your base by forming your best allies and developing the best strategy to defeat your opponent in the World War II.

    Games

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacob Beck
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "Play this game! I don't know how I managed to pull myself away from this game to even write this review. This game is lots of fun and super addictive. Highly recommend!"
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    #11Frontline Commando: D-Day

    Frontline Commando: D-Day

    FRONTLINE COMMANDO: D-DAY is a free third-person shooter and the sequel to the first FC game. Now you are on the D-Day and have to conquest back France. It offers a huge campaign mode.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Martha Valdez
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "If you have any interest in WW2 and like playing war-based games, chances are you will love this. I love the graphics - it's like a novel come to life. There aren't very many phone-based games that I enjoy as much as this one. It's very energizing while you're playing it."
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    #12The Saboteur

    The Saboteur

    The Saboteur is an open world adventure game set in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris. This game was developed by Pandemic Studios and Hands-On Mobile which was released in 2009. 

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Ding Yu
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "I played this game with my friends and, even if I liked the idea of fighting on the rooftops, I found the game being a little boring and repetitive. I think I might have spent my money in a wiser way, but patience."
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    #13WWII Online

    WWII Online

    WWII Online, also known as World War II Online, is an MMO physics-based PVP combat game which offers a wide variety of play including weapons and vehicles that is set in Western Europe during World War II. 

    Games

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Matt Callahan
    Written on October 6, 2018
    "It is a combined arms game with one of the largest game worlds ever created. It can have up to 200+ player battles. It is one big seamlessly connected game world where you do not need to de-spawn to travel hundreds of miles in a truck, air plane or ship. It's ultra realistic as it's built from a flight simulator. It's been running for 17 years straight, one of the longest games to ever run. What else should I say? It's worthy of notice and play."
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    #14World of Tanks

    World of Tanks

    World of Tanks is a WW2 real-time strategy game developed by Wargaming that features mid-20th-century era combat vehicles There's new content every often and the community is always big and active.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    Free- With micropayments

    Adam Moreno
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This game was okay. I wasn't blown away(pun intended) by anything in it while I was playing it. I think it's a decent little war game that you can waste some time on just blowing stuff up, nothing more or less."
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    #15Frontline Commando

    Frontline Commando
    Join the war for Europe in the exciting sequel to Frontline Commando: D-Day. Close in on the Occupation with each mission, make your way to the heart of Berlin, and lead the Allied forces to WW2 victory! History depends on you!
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Samuel Soto
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "As I am often out and about, I need something to pass the time on my mobile whenever I'm stuck on public transport. I'm a big fan of the old Call of Duty games, so I was looking for something similar, and I found it with this game. I particularly enjoy the sniper levels, as they can be really challenging and require a lot of concentration, but it feels good when I eventually complete the level. If you're looking for a war game on mobile, I highly recommend this."
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    #16Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is an action and first-person shooter game developed by Splash Damage. It was first released on May 28, 2003, by Activision. It supports an open source multiplayer mode and is available on Windows, macOS, and more.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Russell Carpenter
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I enjoy multiplayer shooter games and this one is okay. It is good for working together and planning with others. I like more options in the game as planes and tanks and other vehicles. In this game, I like the covert ops the most."
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    #17Battlestations: Midway

    Battlestations: Midway

    Battlestations: Midway is a real-time tactics video game developed by Eidos Hungary in 2007. This action game was part of Battlestations series and published by Eidos Interactive, Feral Interactive, and Square Enix Co, Ltd. 

    Games

    Windows

    $6.99

    Wayne Baker
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "Battlestations is a game that's really struggling with getting the love that it needs to thrive in the gaming world. It has the potential to be a great game but due to the dev team being small and funds not really being dedicated, it isn't growing too well and bugs are prominent. Its WW2 accuracy seems to be relatively high, though."
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    #18Men of War

    Men of War

    Men of War is a real-time tactical video game based in World War II, which was developed by Best Way and Digitalmindsoft. This is the first game in the Men of War game franchise which was released first in June 2004.

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Frances Watson
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I like games based on history and this one is based on WW2. The graphics are decent and they did take a lot of time making the vehicles and weapons look real. You can quickly gain or lose troops depending on the decisions you make in the process of the game. It was a fairly realistic game."
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    #19Hearts 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

    Amber Rose
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "I highly recommend trying out Hearts of Iron III, especially if you don't want to be bound by one side in a war. You can chose to be any of the three factions and I think that makes the game more interesting."
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    #20World of Tanks Blitz

    World of Tanks Blitz
    World of Tanks is a WW2 real time strategy game with lots and lots of tanks. There's new content every often and the community is always big and active.
    Games

    iOS, Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adam Wilson
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "World of Tanks Blitz is a tank game that is based upon World War 2. The game is pay to win which makes it really frustrating. You will need to put real money in it constantly to win battles since your enemies will also do this. I would play something else that you don't need to keep spending money on."
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    #21Steel Ocean

    Steel Ocean

    Steel Ocean is a 3D free-to-play third-person shooter multiplayer online game developed by International Computer Entertainment. In this game, players will act as a navy commander and can choose up to 6 types of WW2 warships.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Douglas Arnold
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "This is a fun WW II era game, which lets you fight 16v16. It has many fun and exciting tactics. It has many realistic features such as accurate isles, reefs, and buildings. weather conditions make it interesting, as you never know when the weather might change."
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    #22Men of War: Assault Squad

    Men of War: Assault Squad
    Men of War: Assault Squad is a real-time tactical strategy game set during World War II developed by Digitalmindsoft. This game is a standalone expansion pack of the 2009 game Men of War. 
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Harry Stewart
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "In order for a WW2 game to really shine, it needs to be historically accurate. This game takes a lot of shortcuts and makes a lot of historical errors which really grins my history gears. The servers are also peer hosted, which means cheating is rampart and often supported by the admins."
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    #23Brothers in Arms Pack

    Brothers in Arms Pack
    Brother in Arms Pack has the three main squad action games set in the WW2. This are not shooty shooty bang bang games; you'll have to learn how to use your squad to surprise your enemy.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Robert Fernandez
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "I'm big fan of shooter games, especially ones based on actual battles, and Brothers in Arms does a really good job of putting you in the action of World War II. When I play, I like to be able to tell what is going on and where I am and this game does both of these things well. The logistics of playing with a squad is something I look for in World War II games and this one has it in spades."

Summary

Best What are the best WW2 games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946Games 37 Paid
2Hearts of Iron IVGames 35 Paid
3Call of Duty 2Games 33 Paid
4Commandos 2: Men of CourageGames 31 Paid
5Wolfenstein: The New OrderGames 30 Paid
6Return to Castle WolfensteinGames 26 Paid
7Atlantic FleetGames 24 Paid
8Warship Battle: 3D World War IIGames 23 Free
9Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of WarGames 22 Free
10Guns'n'Glory WW2Games 18 Free
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