Games about the Second World War: From Nostalgic Games to Today’s Productions

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Games about the Second World War: From Nostalgic Games to Today’s Productions

The “best” games about the most terrible wars in history!

The Second World War , one of the most frightening wars in history that started in 1939 and lasted until 1945, is our guest in this article. We rank the best World War II games ever made, based on OpenCritic score averages .

The best World War II games

If you remember, we previously made a list called the best games about the First World War . In that list, we took a look at the productions that players enjoyed playing and that best reflected the atmosphere of the period, taking into account their Metacritic scores. In this article, we take the history a little further and list the best World War II games according to OpenCritic scores. If you’re ready, let’s start;

Note: We cannot show the average scores of some of the games in the article because they do not have an OpenCritic listing. However, we are sure that these games without points and falling into the nostalgia category can best reflect the atmosphere of the Second World War to the player. In addition, the games in the list are listed completely randomly, without any order.

Battlefield V

The series returned to the First World War with Battlefield 1, and returned to the Second World War with Battlefield V. The game, which offered players a good action experience, was also very popular with both its scenario and multiplayer modes.

  • Developer: DICE
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: November 9, 2018
  • OpenCritic Score: 79

WarThunder

War Thunder , a completely free-to-play and very comprehensive MMO game , comes with game modes on different fronts, especially the Second World War. At the same time, since the productions that lead vehicle battles among video games are few in number, it is able to reach more players every day.

War Thunder – ‘Victory is ours!’

  • Developer: Gaijin Entertainment
  • Publisher: Gaijin Network Ltd
  • Release Date: August 15, 2013
  • OpenCritic Score: 75

Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV , one of the best examples of the strategy genre , is a production famous for offering alternative scenario modes where you can lead the nation you want during the Second World War and change the course of the war as you wish. It continues to be fed with additional packages and updates since its launch in 2016.

  • Developer: Paradox Development Studio
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Release Date: June 6, 2016
  • OpenCritic Score: 83

Sniper Elite 4

Offering players a unique sniper experience, Sniper Elite 4 is one of the most popular productions of the series. You participate in various missions and travel on action-packed adventures during World War II. Especially in this game, you will undertake some challenging missions in the skies of Italy.

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  • Developer: Rebellion
  • Publisher: Rebellion
  • Release Date: February 14, 2017
  • OpenCritic Score: 78

Call Of Duty 2

Of course, Call Of Duty 2, one of the must-haves on the list, is also included here. It is one of the productions that expresses the atmosphere and course of the war in the most beautiful way and reflects it to the actor. Nowadays, there will definitely be people who have difficulty playing it due to its visuals and the oldness of the control scheme, but it is a production that should never be missed and should be played at least once.

Games about the Second World War: From Nostalgic Games to Today's Productions
Call Of Duty 2
  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release Date: October 25, 2005

Partisanship 1941

Partisans 1941 , a real-time strategy game set in the intense and complex atmosphere of war, stands out with its scenario that takes place on the Eastern front and occasionally deals with guerrilla struggles. We recommend that you definitely take a look at this production, which has a “Mostly positive” review tag on Steam.

  • Developer: Alter Games
  • Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
  • Release Date: October 14, 2020
  • OpenCritic Score: 75

Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose , which follows the motto of easy to learn but hard to master, has rolled up its sleeves to offer players a challenging World War II experience on huge maps. You can take a look at this production, which requires you to spend hours watching it due to its realistic and challenging structure, but also stands out with its strategy elements.

HELL LET LOOSE | The Eastern Front Official Trailer

  • Developer: Team17
  • Publisher: Team17
  • Release Date: July 27, 2021
  • OpenCritic Score: 76

The Saboteur

The Saboteur , which is a little different from the games on the list, stands out with its structure where you play against the occupying forces on the streets of Paris and go on different adventures in its open world. In addition to offering a very interesting scenario, it also manages to attract the attention of players with its parkour system.

Games about the Second World War: From Nostalgic Games to Today's Productions
The Saboteur
  • Developer: Pandemic Studios
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release Date: November 19, 2009

Company Of Heroes

Company Of Heroes , which is actually a successful series but whose atmosphere in the first game is on a completely different level , is the number one among real-time strategy lovers. It has a scenario in which you lead a group of soldiers during the Second World War and the tactics you use will take the events to interesting points.

Games about the Second World War: From Nostalgic Games to Today's Productions
Company Of Heroes
  • Developer: Relic Entertainment
  • Publisher: SEGA
  • Release Date: September 12, 2006

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: WWII , one of the games that moves away from utopian scenarios and space age periods and returns to nostalgia and reflects the dark atmosphere of war in the best way, is one of the indispensable games on our list. Be sure to give this production a chance, which begins on the Normandy front and reveals the terrible atmosphere of the war.

Official Reveal Trailer | Call of Duty: WWII

  • Developer: Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release Date: November 3, 2017
  • OpenCritic Score: 78

Medal of Honor

The first Medal Of Honor game , designed by Steven Spielberg and considered the best war-themed game of its time , was released for PlayStation and made a big impact. Even though this series has disappeared into the dusty pages of history today, it had a great script about the Second World War period.

Games about the Second World War: From Nostalgic Games to Today's Productions
Medal of Honor
  • Developer: EA Los Angeles
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Release Date: October 31, 1999

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

This series, which is about all the nations that have now turned to an alternative history and lost the war, was once known as a series that took place during the Second World War and blended science fiction mechanics with a focus on real time. Return to Castle Wolfenstein , one of the best productions of the series, was one of the best examples of this genre.

Games about the Second World War: From Nostalgic Games to Today's Productions
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Developer: Gray Matter Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: November 20, 2001
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