5 WWII Games to Play While Waiting for Call of Duty: WWII
So, we’re all excited about Call of Duty: WWII. With the worldwide reveal tomorrow, we anxious to see what can be pulled out with the franchise returning to its roots.
However, the rumored November 3rd release date is still quite a while away so we needed a few WWII games to play in the meantime.
While there are countless excellent WWII games out, here’s our five picks of WWII games to play while waiting for Call of Duty: WWII.
Where better place to start than the actual roots of Call of Duty? This second attempt at the franchise showed how good a WWII shooter could really be. Call of Duty 2 shows the horrors of WWII from multiple sides, featuring multiple theaters of the war.
Overall, Call of Duty 2 is going to be the standard by which Call of Duty: WWII will be measured, so it would be a good idea to jump in and play now.
Company of Heroes 2 will take the view of WWII to a different angle. No, it isn’t a shooter like Call of Duty, but it’s one of the best damn WWII RTS’ on PC.
The game and all of its countless expansions, provide tons of content, allowing you to take control of small armies of soldiers and vehicles from all different countries involved in the war.
It’s not a shooter, but if you haven’t played Company of Heroes, you really should.
There’s no word as to if Call of Duty: WWII will feature dogfights or not. Either way, there’s no better way to scratch your dogfighting itch than with Il2 Sturmovik.
This ultimate edition provides the base game plus the four expansions, providing tons of hours of dogfighting action.
There is a pretty big learning curve to the game, but it’s well worth it. Il2 Sturmovik is the WWII dogfighting game to play.
Combining both vehicle and land combat, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic like Battlefield 1942. This game helped define not only an era of WWII shooters but an era of multiplayer shooters altogether.
Despite this being the only Battlefield game set in WWII, the war has always been synonymous with the franchise. That certainly says something.
If you haven’t, you owe it yourself to play Battlefield 1942.
This third installment in the Brothers in Arms series is perhaps the best. Hell’s Highway has one of the best WWII stories in gaming, bringing both moments of tear-jerking pain and action-packed war.
The gameplay is solid as well, combining first-person shooting with an excellent Rainbow Six: Vegas/Gears of War cover mechanic.
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is a dark and oppressive game that perfectly exposes the horrors of WWII.
So, what do you think? Did your favorite WWII game make our list? Let us know in the comments below.