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World War 2 FPS Steam games - Our top picks
By Sam Jones - 24th Sep 2018Games
World War shooters on the Fanatical Store
Aiming down your scope to take out an enemy soldier or running through a battlefield of explosions and gunfire are but a few of the common experiences that first-person shooters offer to gamers.
Seeing your in-game environment from this camera perspective is a lot more immersive, especially when it comes to frantic and action-packed scenarios seen in many World War-themed games. From the realistic to the bizarre, FPS war games are certainly a popular genre with gamers - offering you the chance to be a hero and lead your troops to glory!
We've put together our top pick of World War 2 FPS Steam PC games worth playing, available right now on the Fanatical Store.
Day of Infamy
Day of Infamy is a teamwork-oriented shooter, which sees players roam across Southern and Western Europe during World War II. There are 10 maps, ranging from war-torn cities to farm villages, and fortified beachheads to snow-covered forests.
With over 70 historical weapons and attachments to choose from, you'll be fighting for the the U.S. Army, Commonwealth Forces or the German Wehrmacht in close-quarter FPS battles. Day of Infamy also has mod support and Workshop integration, providing players with an array of community created content.
Modders can replace models, textures, sounds and user interfaces in the game, as well as add new maps or total conversions using the game's theater scripting system. With 9 player classes and 10 objective-based game modes, this game has a huge amount of replayability.
Day of Infamy is available right now in Tier 2 of the Slayer Bundle, including a total of 18 awesome Steam games worth over $300. Be quick, the Slayer Bundle ends on October 5th 2018!
Call of Duty 2
Following the critically-acclaimed Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2 redefined the cinematic intensity and chaos of battle - thanks to the COD2 engine, groundbreaking AI, and choice-based gameplay innovations.
COD 2's gripping campaign will see gamer fighting "The Desert Fox" across the scorching sands of North Africa as wave upon wave of tanks clash in the desert, assisting the Army Ranger squad to storm and scale the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc against a relentless German counter assault, and venturing through urban chaos as a tank hunter in war-torn Russia.
Despite its 12-year gap from modern FPS games, Call of Duty 2 still features strong core mechanics which will benefit players in conflict, primarily the allied AI troops. Your comrades will draw enemy fire, lay down cover for you and use foxholes and moving tanks for cover, as well as warning you of incoming enemy troops and hostile fire.
To top it all off, Call of Duty 2's online multiplayer will provide intense Axis vs. Allies team-based multiplayer action, building on the hugely popular Call of Duty multiplayer modes.
Featuring stunning visuals, open-ended levels and a richly interactive combat experience, Enemy Front breaks away from the standard model of highly linear scripted FPS experiences - giving the player full freedom to own their playing style. Against the visceral backdrop of breathtaking European locales, the player takes on the role of American Robert Hawkins, fighting alongside Resistance Fighters opposing the Nazi juggernaut in France, Germany, Norway, and during the Warsaw Uprising.
The game features engaging, destructible environments, as well as advanced tactical AI which means that combat is always a rewarding and dynamic experience. Powered by CRYENGINE technology, Enemy Front has great mixture of intense combat, sniping, stealth and sabotage – with a highly replayable 10-hour single-player campaign and 12-player online multiplayer.
"Grandpa... tell us about the war when you fought a T-Rex..."
Although this isn't exactly how WW2 panned out (the Nazi-controlled dinosaurs part) Dino D-Day still offers the same action-packed FPS gameplay that you'll see in the vast majority of games in this genre. The year is 1942 - Adolf Hitler has succeeded in resurrecting dinosaurs and leads his reptilian horde across Europe and the Mediterranean. Can nothing stop the Nazi’s dinosaur army?
As an Axis player, you will have your choice of three human classes and four dinosaur classes. Ambush your enemy with speed and stealth as the Raptor, mercilessly pound the enemy with a heavy 20mm gun as the Desmatosuchus, rampage through enemy groups as the Dilophosaur or pick up a body and throw it at an enemy for a double kill!
Or if you prefer a rifle in your hand, the German soldier classes are the perfect complement to their dinosaur comrades. Powered by Valve’s Software’s Source engine – the technology behind such mega-hits as Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal and Left 4 Dead - Dino D-Day features frantic multiplayer gameplay that will test your skills as a soldier, as well as a meat-eating or hard-hitting dino.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Intense environments filled with monstrous WW2 enemies await in Return to Castle Wolfenstein, a thrilling FPS with a heavy emphasis on team-based multiplayer action. SS head Himmler has Hitler's full backing to twist science and the occult into an army capable of annihilating the Allies once and for all.
Battling alone, you're on an intense mission to pierce the black heart of the Third Reich and stop Himmler... or die trying. Powered by the Quake III Arena engine, the Wolfenstein universe explodes with the kind of epic environments, AI, firepower and cinematic effects that only a game created by true masters can deliver.