Battlefield V (XONE)
Action October 2018
Another entry in the series of first-person shooters developed by DICE. Battlefield V takes place during the World War II. In addition to a singleplayer story campaign, the game features an advanced multiplayer mode.
Call of Duty: WWII (XONE)
Action 03 November 2017
Call of Duty: WWII is another installment in the extremely popular first-person shooter series developed by Sledgehammer Games. The game comes back to its roots and takes the players to the World War II era. We play as "Red" Daniels (member of the famous 1st Infantry Division) and take part in a series of the most important battles of WWII, including Normandy, Ardennes, the Liberation of Paris, and the Battle of Berlin. We will use all kinds of weapons as we play. In many cases, cooperation with our unit is the only way to achieve victory. if we run out of ammo or need healing, we have to ask one of our team mates for bullets or medical kits. Along with the single player campaign, Call of Duty: WWII offers a competitive multiplayer mode. The biggest novelties found in the game are the narrative War mode and the Headquarters, game's social center so to speak. As usual, the game comes with a B-class movies styled Zombie mode where we will face undead Nazis.
Sniper Elite 4 (XONE)
Action 14 February 2017
The fourth major installment in the popular tactical first-person shooter series by Rebellion, in which we assume the role of a trained sniper fighting on various fronts of the World War II. In Sniper Elite 4, we control Karl Fairburne, the protagonist of the previous games, who is sent from North Africa to the Apennine Peninsula. His mission is to cooperate with the Italian resistance in order to help the Allied forces that are pushing to the north. As far as gameplay mechanics are concerned, the game develops the ideas of its predecessor, and our task is to efficiently eliminate subsequent targets; how are we going to do it is entirely up to us. The game takes place on vast sandbox maps and, as usual, puts a great emphasis on realistic recreation of bullet behavior depending on the atmospheric conditions. The title is meant to be played solo or in cooperation mode, although it does not lack for other multiplayer features known from its predecessors.
Battalion 1944 (XONE)
A multiplayer-focused first-person shooter set during the World War 2, developed by British Bulkhead Interactive studio. The maps on which we play are inspired by real battlefields of the Great War, like the streets of Carentan or the forests near Bastogne. We play as an infantry soldier and take part in dynamic, purely arcade battles – though not without a good dose of realism, visible in e.g. faithfully recreated weapons. The game emphasizes players skills and lacks a character progression system typically present in other online titles, with our only reward for winning being only cosmetic additions. Battalion 1944 offers many classic game modes, like deathmatch, capture the flag, and their team variants.
Sudden Strike 4 (XONE)
Strategy Tuesday, 26 June 2018
The fourth installment in the series of real-time war strategies started in 2000 by Fireglow studio. After the franchise was taken over by Kalypso Media, the task of creating a new installment was given to the young team from Kite Games. Similarly as previous installments of the saga, Sudden Strike 4 takes place during World War II. In the game the player controls the armed forces of Germany, USA, Great Britain and Soviet Union, participating in battles during three large story campaigns and multiplayer skirmishes. The players can choose from more than one hundred varied units and from large variety of tactical options such as ambushes, using buildings as strong points, calling for air support or taking advantage of tanks' weak points. The greatest novelty introduced in this installment are much larger maps and the addition of nine generals based on historical figures. Their unique abilities can turn the tide of battle.
Call of Duty: WWII - The War Machine (XONE)
Action 10 May 2018
The War Machine is the second DLC to an FPS game called Call of Duty: WWII. This expansion introduces 3 new PvP maps (Dunkirk, Egypt, and Nazi rocket base), a new mission in War mode that allows players to participate in the night siege of Sicily, and another chapter of the cooperative zombie mode in which players are taken to Berlin overrun by the living dead.
Sniper Elite III: Afrika (XONE)
Action 27 June 2014
The third installment in the series of World War II shooters. Sniper Elite III: Afrika once again tells the story of an American sniper by the name of Karl Fairburne. This time, the protagonist is on a hunt for Nazis in North Africa. The single player campaign constitutes a series of missions with gradually increasing difficulty level. The creators from Rebellion studio prepared a cooperation mode as well. The gameplay is based largely on being able to make a good use of a sniper rifle in the game's numerous shooting sequences. Accurate shots are always rewarded with a slow motion x-ray vision of our bullets penetrating the body parts of the enemies. One of the bigger new features introduced in this installment is the presence of structurally open map layouts, which give much more freedom of approach to the players.
303 Squadron: Battle of Britain (XONE)
A flight simulator set in the World-War II period; the game was developed by Atomic Jelly and published by Movie Games. The story focuses on the titular 303 Squadron - a Polish aircraft team formed in Great Britain. No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron played a key part in the Battle of Britain. The player is given an opportunity to get acquainted with stories of pilots, mechanics and other people who worked in the base in Northolt, as well as to take part in authentic skirmishes from the period, recreated in the game on the basis of historical evidence. Mechanics-wise, the creators placed an emphasis on quick and dynamic air battles, which situates the game somewhere between a simulation and an arcade experience. Between subsequent missions, the player visits the aforementioned base, which can be freely explored. One can also fix their plane here and install different modifications in the craft. Apart from that, the game features a lot of side assignments - those take the player to other European military theaters.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (XONE)
Action 05 May 2015
A stand-alone expansion to Wolfenstein: The New Order, the game released on PCs and eighth generation consoles in spring 2014. Similarly as the original game, the title was created by Machine Games in cooperation with Bethesda. The game is a prequel to the basic game. The story takes place in an alternative year 1946, in which the Nazis are one step from winning the World War II. During the campaign, which is split into two parts, the protagonist of the series, B.J. Blazkovicz, goes to Bavaria, where he must steal information about the location of a secret research facility from the Wolfenstein fortress. Further into the game the player goes to a small city of Wulfburg, in which a German archeologist digs out mysterious artifacts that can unleash ancient evil powers. The gameplay and graphics of the game are similar as in the basic title. The only novelty is a set of new weapons.
Bomber Crew (XONE)
Strategy 10 July 2018
Bomber Crew is a hybrid of a strategy game and a simulator, with some additional RPG elements. Developed by Runner Duck, the game allows a player to assume the role of a WWII captain commanding a bomber crew. During the game, one has to complete numerous missions, which involve eliminating strategically important military targets and making reconnaissance behind the enemy lines. The gameplay is divided into two parts – the preparation stage involves selecting recruits as a bomber crew has to comprise a pilot, a mechanic, gunners, a radio operator, a navigator, and a gun loader. A player should pay close attention to the recruits he selects, as their death on the battlefield is permanent. When airborne, one has to monitor the condition of both his crew and his plane, as consecutive subsystems might break down – a spot-on shot on the plane’s tail might result in losing the maneuverability, similarly to a burning engine. Thus, during each mission, a player has to repair his plane. After completing a mission (when over a target, a player gets to operate the on-board systems in order to photograph the target or bomb it), one has to return home safely – provided he has enough fuel. Bomber Crew is bound to attract players’ attention with its colorful visuals and dynamic vessel damage system.
War Thunder (XONE)
A free-to-play MMO flight simulator. It was developed by Gajin Entertainment, a Russian studio which previously created such titles as Wings of Prey, Birds of Steel, and Apache: Air Assault. The players assume the role of fighter pilots and can pilot hundreds of carefully recreated World War II aircrafts. The developers made sure that battlefield reality is faithfully reflected not only in the air, but also on the land (artillery, infantry) and at sea (navy). Progress allows us to upgrade our planes, buy new kinds of weapons as well as learn new piloting skills. War Thunder stands out from its competitors thanks to its high-quality visuals and realistic flight physics.
Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 (XONE)
Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 is a sequel to the 2015 game Guns, Gore & Cannoli. Both games were developed by the Belgian studio Crazy Monkey. Once again, we play as the mobster Vinni Cannoli. Fifteen years have passed since the Thugtown city massacre. Mysterious affairs from the past have forced our protagonist to go to Europe, right in the middle of the Second World War. There, we will have to deal with our problems in the most traditional way – killing everything and everyone in our way. Our job is to get from one end of the map to another, eliminating our enemies along the way. We will be facing gangsters, soldiers, zombies, and mutants. Vinnie’s skills and abilities come in handy when doing our job. He can use all sorts of firearms (shotguns, riffles, pistols, etc.), do a double jump, kick, roll, or use two guns at the same time. We can also use elements of the environment to eliminate our enemies.
Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (XONE)
Simulation 12 January 2018
An arcade flight simulator set in Southeastern Asia during the Second World War. It was developed by Ace Maddox - a Swedish game-making studio. The plot is based on historical events and the game tells a story of a secret combat squad of volunteers standing up for China against Japan's aggression. The game is characterized by arcade flight physics, focusing on spectacular aerial acrobatics and shooting in the TrazerTime mode which slows down the passage of time. Faithfully recreated Far-Eastern setting and a set of fighter planes belonging to the American, British and Japanese air forces are definitely strong features of the game. It is also worth noticing that the game offers dynamically changing weather conditions, which affects the air battles. The game features a standard single player campaign and several multiplayer modes for up to 16 players in one session.
Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition (XONE)
Action 10 March 2015
The complete edition of Sniper Elite III: Africa – another installment of the popular stealth/shooter series developed by Rebellion. In the game, one assumes the role of Karl Fishbourne, a sharpshooter sent to the African front where he has to face elite Afrika Korps units supported by Tiger tanks, which spread terror among the Allied forces. The gameplay mechanics remain unaltered, however that does not mean players cannot experience some novelties implemented herein, honorable mentions being significantly larger maps with non-linear structure and even more elaborate X-Ray camera, which is a kind of Sniper Elite series’ trademark. Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition, apart from the base game, includes 9 add-ons released after the base game, comprising 3 story-based expansions and 6 weapon packs. Additionally, new maps have been added to the multiplayer, along with a new co-op mission and 2 game modes, namely Capture the Flag and Shooting Range.
RAID: World War II (XONE)
Action 13 October 2017
First-person shooter developed by an independent Croatian studio Lion Game Lion and published by the Swedish company Starbreeze AB. It is noteworthy that the developer and publisher both collaborated on The Bomb DLC for the bestselling game PayDay 2. RAID: World War II is built upon cooperative gameplay mechanics. Players form four-person teams and take part in some of the most important battles of the World War II. The key to success in RAID: World War II lies in coordination and tight cooperation between the team members.
Heroes of Normandie (XONE)
Strategy November 2018
A tactical turn-based strategy game set during World War II; it was developed by Cat Rabbit studio, supported by the Slitherine company. Interestingly, the game is a virtual adaptation of a popular board game which came out in 2014. The game is set just after the D-Day, when the Allies landed in Normandy. Three playable armies are at the player's disposal - the Americans, the British and the Germans. Each of the entities involved was given its own in-game story campaign focusing on the titular heroes. Gameplay is turn-based and each of the armies has its own set of unique units, equipment and special abilities in the form of cards one can make use of. The game offers a solo experience and a multiplayer mode, but also a functional editor, allowing the player to create their own maps and armies. Heroes of Normandie comes with relatively simplistic visuals and a hilarious atmosphere.
Iron Wings (XONE)
Action 06 October 2017
Developed by the Italian Naps Team studio, a WWII action-adventure air combat game. The plot of Iron Wings follows the story of the US 332nd Fighter Group, which was composed solely of black pilots. Jack and his childhood friend Amelia are the main heroes. The story revolves around general Adler’s ominous plan to secure the Third Reich’s victory. The mechanics are purely arcade and missions are abundant in main and side objectives. Interestingly, there are always two characters in the air, each in a separate airplane. The player can easily switch between them and, while piloting one plane, command the other, controlled by AI. From time to time, you can step outside the cockpit and take part in special shooter sequences.
Rogue Aces (XONE)
A mix of a dynamic shoot’em up and a roguelike in which we assume the role of a fighter pilot fighting on the procedurally-generated battlefields inspired by World War II battlefields. As the game progresses, we can upgrade our plane, increasing its battle potential and enabling us to face more and more difficult opponents.
My Memory of Us (XONE)
Adventure September 2018
A two-dimensional adventure game with platformer features from the independent Polish team at Juggler Games. It takes players to a fictional city ruled by the Evil King and his army of robots. Certain districts have been separated from others by a high wall, and this ghetto is used to contain the so called “worse part of society”. The players take control of two kids trying to survive in the cruel new reality. My Memory Of Us uses side-view camera angle to present the world, and the controlled duo must support each other to overcome all obstacles and solve all puzzles. One of the game’s selling points is a simplified dialogue system based on symbols, as well as its setting being inspired by actual life in Poland under German occupation during World War II, especially inside Jewish ghettos. It also stands out with the monochromatic colors of its visuals.
Call of Duty: WWII - The Resistance (XONE)
Action 01 March 2018
The first DLC for Call of Duty: WWII that implements three maps into the multiplayer mode, another operation (along with an arena) into the War mode, and the second chapter of Nazi Zombies. Since this is not a standalone add-on, players have to own the base game to play it.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins (XONE)
Action 12 March 2018
The fourth and the last DLC included in the season pass for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – a first-person shooter game developed by Machine Games and published in the fall of 2017. The main protagonist of the expansion titled The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins is a character players get to meet in the first expansion called Episode Zero. This time around, the titular Captain Wilkins fights Nazis on Alaska and is tasked with stopping them from executing a secret Operation Black Sun. Apart from moving the action into a different, more frosty setting, the gameplay revolves around the same formula as the one featured in the base game. On his adventure, a player gets to eliminate battalions of enemies using fancy and elaborate firearms as well as unique abilities exhibited by the main protagonist.