TOP 5 New Upcoming World War II Games of 2022 & 2023 - MGW: Video Game Guides, Cheats, Tips and Tricks
TOP 5 New Upcoming World War II Games of 2022 & 2023
The time period encompassing World War II is an endlessly fascinating point in history. Innumerable movies, TV shows, and video games have been made covering this period, and as you’ll see in this list, many more are on the way.
With the unstoppable Call of Duty franchise going back to its World War II roots in the latest entry, 2021’s Call of Duty: Vanguard, many other series, and standalone games will surely follow suit. 2022 also marks the return of several beloved series that take place around World War II, across a few different genres.
If you’re ready to dive back into the 1940s and experience the global conflict from multiple angles and perspectives, let’s take a look at some titles just on the horizon with this list of the Top 5 Upcoming World War II Games of 2022 and 2023.
The submarine battles of World War II are legendary, and you can experience the tense, deep-sea anxiety for yourself in Wolfpack, which is being developed by Usurpator AB and published by SUBSIM. Teams of up to 5 players will work together to operate German U-Boats, with each player taking on a specific role.
Each U-Boat is crafted with great attention to detail, and the controls have been modeled to be as realistic as possible, with many levers and valves controlling various aspects of the craft’s movement.
Whether you’re going in as a one-man wolfpack in singleplayer mode, or you already have a group of friends to dive with, this is a realistic submarine sim that you won’t want to miss. Wolfpack is currently available in Steam Early Access, with a full release date estimated for late 2022 or early 2023.
Plane Mechanic Simulator
For this next game on the list, we go from the submarines that explore the deep seas, to the planes that protect the skies. Cobble Games and Disaster Studio’s Plane Mechanic Simulator is the latest “Simulator” game, and this one puts you in the shoes of a Royal Air Force mechanic who is charged with keeping British planes running in tip-top shape during the height of World War II.
That means you’re responsible for every aspect of a plane’s performance, from refueling to patching bullet holes, to even making sure the weapons have enough ammunition for the next engagement. The pilot’s life is in your hands, and you can almost feel the stress thanks to the realism and attention to detail.
Help England fight off the Luftwaffe when Plane Mechanic Simulator is fully launched sometime in 2022. The game is currently available in Steam Early Access.
Vanguard: Normandy 1944
Developed and published by Pathfinder Games, Vanguard: Normandy 1944 is a hardcore multiplayer FPS that drops you into the heat of battle during D-Day. This historically accurate, squad-based shooter is built on Crytek’s very impressive CRYENGINE, ensuring incredible realism and visual fidelity.
Play as either a British or German squad to attack or defend objectives in tense matches that will test your individual skills as well as your ability to coordinate with the other members of your squad. The carefully designed game audio is integral to gameplay, as 3D audio will help you pinpoint enemy locations.
Get ready to storm or defend the beaches of Normandy when Vanguard: Normandy 1944 launches sometime in 2022. It is currently available in Steam Early Access.
Company of Heroes 3
For the fans of real-time strategy games, the Company of Heroes series is returning to test your tactical minds. Developed by Relic Entertainment and published by SEGA, Company of Heroes 3 takes you to the Mediterranean theater of World War II. Across vast deserts, mountain ranges, and coastal waters, you will engage the enemy in heated strategic engagements.
In addition to improvements and expansions to the series’ beloved tactical combat, Company of Heroes 3 also adds several new features that add tactical depth and new forms of gameplay. The new Dynamic Campaign Map allows you to affect the success of your battles by establishing supply lines and safe paths of travel for your infantry, develop a spy network out of liberated cities, and launch airstrikes to weaken enemy forces before you engage them.
All of these options, in addition to the Full Tactical Pause feature, allow for what might be the most comprehensive World War II RTS ever made. Stomp out the enemy when Company of Heroes 3 launches in 2022 for PC.
Sniper Elite 5
Return to the world’s premier World War II action game/sniping simulator in Sniper Elite 5. This newest entry has Karl Fairburne traversing the embattled towns of France in 1944 to stop the cataclysmic Project Kraken from reaching fruition.
Sniper Elite 5 has the biggest, most immersive sandbox maps in the entire series, with multiple paths to victory and many ways to accomplish your objectives. The new and improved Kill Cam is now applied to guns other than rifles, allowing for truly gruesome visuals as hails of bullets from machine-gun fire pierces the enemy. Invasion Mode, a new addition to the series, allows your game to be invaded by an enemy sniper or helpful one to help you along.
If you’ve played a Sniper Elite game before, you know that you’re in for an awesome, tactical shooting experience. Take a deep breath and squeeze the trigger when Sniper Elite 5 launches on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox consoles, and PC on May 26th, 2022.
Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.