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Top 20 World War 2 First Person Shooters

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Nearly every battle, skirmish, or secret operations from World War 2 has been recreated one way or another in a video game. Even with this being the case, World War 2 games are still very popular. The list of World War 2 first person shooters that follows includes both newer releases as well as some older favorites. Whether you're a fan of World War 2 games or not these titles are sure to provide you with some great action and game-play with a little history lesson thrown in.

1. Call of Duty

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Activision
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Release Date: Oct 29, 2003
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
The original Call of Duty tops my list of top World War II first person shooters and While it may not have the most state of the art graphics, it's game play and storyline are second to none. Call of Duty was released after the Medal of Honor and Return To Castle Wolfenstein but was able to carve out a fanbase that has grown to make it the best selling gaming franchise. Call of Duty has three single player campaigns as well as six multiplayer modes. Call of Duty: United Offensive is the expansion pack and can be found in the Deluxe Edition combo pack.
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2. Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30

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Ubisoft
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Release Date: Mar 15, 2005
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes:Single player, Multiplayer
Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a first person tactical shooter that is historically based in which players control a squad from the 101st Airborne Division in the opening days of the Normandy Invasion. In addition to controlling the main character in the game, players also have the ability to give various commands to their squad such as providing covering fire, assault/fall back and more. It's this new concept and the excellent storyline that lands Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 in the second spot on my list of top World War II shooters.
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3. Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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id Software
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Release Date: Nov 19, 2001
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes:Single player, Multiplayer
Released back in 2001, Return to Castle Wolfenstein graphics may not be up to snuf with the newer titles in this list but the exciting storyline, level design and gameplay are all top notch. In it you'll play B.J. Blazkowicz, as he fights his way out of of Castle Wolfenstein and investigate the SS Paranormal Division.
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4. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

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Electronic Arts Inc
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Release Date: Jan 22, 2002
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes:Single player, Multiplayer
Released around the same time as Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Medal of Honor Allied Assault is another classic World War 2 first person shooter. In it players control US Army Lt. Mike Powell as he fights to survive D-Day and the opening days of the invasion of Europe. There were two expansion packs released for Medal of Honor Allied Assault called Breakthrough and Spearhead which can be found in the Combo pack.
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5. Battlefield 1942

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Electronic Arts
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Release Date: Sep 10, 2002
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes:Single player, Multiplayer
Battlefield: 1942 was the first game in the popular Battlefield series of multiplayer sooters. While the game does include a brief single player set of missions, it is really a multiplayer game that has dozens of maps and five different armies to choose from across the original Battlefield: 1942 and it's two expansion packs, Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of World War II. The Battlefield: 1942 Complete Collection includes all three titles.
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6. Call of Duty 2

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Activision
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Release Date: Oct 25, 2005
Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes:Single player, Multiplayer
Call of Duty 2 is the sequel to the top game in this list and once again follows the same single player/multiplayer format. There are three single player campaigns, Russian, British and American, where players take on the role of a soldier from each of the armies. Call of Duty 2 also includes an addictive multiplayer game that is one of my all time favorites. There are more than a dozen maps to play on and servers can support online battles with up to 64 players, which is quite unheard of with many of today's new multipalyer shooters.
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7. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

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Tripwire Interactive
Release Date: Mar 14, 2006
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single Player, Multiplayer
Set in the Eastern Front during World War II, players can choose between Soviet or German forces in this multiplayer first person shooter. Red Orchestra Osfront 41-45 is mostly a multiplayer game but does contain a brief tutorial style single player portion. Red Orchestra Osfront 41-45 contains a more "realistic" style of game play by not being aided with crosshairs when firing as well as firing from the hip and more.
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8. Call of Duty World at War

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Activision
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2008
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes:Single player, Multiplayer
Call of Duty World at War is the third and presumably last Call of Duty game set in World War II. Call of Duty: World at War actually moved the series back to World War II. The game has two main campaigns a Russian campaign that follows the Russian army during the last days of the European war and a campaign set in the Pacific theater of operations. The seqeul to World at War is Call of Duty: Black Ops which just became the biggest entertainment launch ever.
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9. Battlefield: 1943

Electronic Arts
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Rating: T for Teen
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Battlefield: 1943 is set entirely in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II and gives players the option of playing as US Marines or for the Japanese Imperial Army. Each country has three different types of soldiers to choose from; Infantry, Rifleman or Scout. Best of all Battlefield: 1943 is free to download and play!
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10. Wolfenstein

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Activision
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Release Date: Aug 4, 2009
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Wolfenstein is the newest game on our list and is the sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein and once again puts players into the role of B.J Blazkowicz as he tries to discover and destroy a secret new weapon from Heinrich Himmler's SS. While the game isn't as strong as the original, the new graphics and return of the Wolfenstein storyline make this worth a look.
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