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Games for Android, iOS & Windows Phone

1942 Pacific Front

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The battle continues after 1941 Frozen Front and this time, it’s all about naval warfare! Join the navy and fight to win the battle of your life! Own the battlefield and send your soldiers to the frontline.

Rating: 3.9/5

Release Date: 18/03/2015

Type: Strategic War, Turn Based War

Available for: iOS, Android

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Brothers in Arms 3

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The internationally acclaimed WW2 franchise returns with blood-pumping shooting action, spectacular killcams, and lots of amazing experimental weapons. Become Sergeant Wright and experience a dramatic, life-changing journey in the aftermath of the Normandy invasion...

Rating: 4.5/5

Release Date: 17/12/2014

Type: Band of Brothers, Soldier

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows

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Aces of the Luftwaffe

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You have to show what you're made of as the war over Europe is in full swing. Fight waves of Axis planes and panzers until you hit the boss enemies.

Rating: 3.9/5

Release Date: 14/02/2013

Type: World War 2, War

Available for: iOS, Android, Windows

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Guns N Glory WW2

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Explosive defense action in World War II! Grab your bazookas and ready your grenades in the thrilling successor to the award-winning action-strategy game Guns’n’Glory! Order your tanks into combat and march your troops to the frontlines of World War II. Axis or Allies - the battle will be decided by YOU!

Rating: 4.6/5

Release Date: 02/12/2011

Type: War Tower Defense, World War 2

Available for: Android

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World War storm8

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It's the year 2020. A nuclear war has broken out. Most countries in the world have fought and many have been vanquished. 5 countries have emerged as the major superpowers in the devastating war. Which one will you be?

Rating: 4.2/5

Release Date: 25/05/2009

Type: Modern War, War

Available for: iOS, Android

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With many World War themed FPS and RTS titles for PC and console games, it is not surprising that there are a lot of mobile apps dedicated to the genre. So what kinds of World War games can be played on the mobile platform? How does it handle the action oriented nature of the fast paced games and how well can the AI deal with human strategies in the tactics style games? To answer these questions, and more, we have listed the best World War themed mobile games all for you.

Top World War Mobile Games

1941 Frozen Front1941 Frozen Front

Handygame’s Frozen Front is an interesting free to play, turn based strategy game with a World War theme. We say interesting because it manages to provide a solid gameplay experience despite using a free to play business model. Sure, there are distinct advantages to be had by shelling out a bit of cash (and we certainly recommend getting a few passive bonuses at the very least), but even without that, players will still get to fully enjoy the game.

Strategy plays a big role in this game as players must carefully plan out their tactics in order to fully maximize a limited number of units, ammunition, and of course, moves per turn.

The visuals of 1941 Frozen Front makes excellent use of the game’s limited assets. The sprites themselves do not move, but a clever use of particle effects, lighting, and the simple motion of active images compressing and expanding makes the game feel alive and dynamic. The lighting effect on the stages is particularly clever, with its excellent use of gradients and tones in order to fully recreate that “wintery” feel.

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Hills of GloryHills of Glory

Hills of Glory

App developer Bulkypix’s WWII Hills of Glory is maddeningly fun tapping game that will have you shooting out and blasting away at enemy units trying to assault your bunker. Prepare yourself for a multi-directional full screen assault as you defend the top of the hill from invading forces using everything at your disposal.

Yes, you heard that right, multi-directional. While enemies will normally spawn from the very bottom of the screen, they all take different routes towards the top and you must make full use of your various weapons in order to efficiently wipe them out. Cooldown-based weaponry means that you have to be selective about which armaments are best suited for each formation of enemy troops, while your standard and default weapon will have you tapping rapidly on any stragglers trying to make their way up.

Hills of Glory is a pretty cartoony game with very heavy lines and brightly contrasting colors –though by colors, we mostly stuff in the shades of grey, brown, and dark green (the ever predictable world war palette combo). That said, the game is very easy on the eyes, though don’t expect enemy units to just stand out in the backgrounds; their camo-based uniforms tend to help them merge in with the surroundings and this can get pretty confusing once the waves start becoming frantic and busy.

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Guns N Glory WW2Guns N Glory WW2

The devs Handy Games are pretty tongue-in-cheek about Guns N Glory WW2 being an incredibly historically incorrect game. Aside from the basic factions and setting, the game does deliver a pretty non-realistic view of the historical theater of war. All that said, nobody who picks up a funny war-themed tower defense game is ever going to be looking at it for educational or historical references. This is about fun, and that is something that this version of Guns N Glory has plenty of.

The original Guns N Glory was western themed (cowboys and all that) and most of its gameplay mechanics have been adapted into this WWII-flavored game (both attacking and defending sides will attack each other). The visuals are also in the same vein, design-wise, though the animations and the user interface has been made much nicer looking on the eyes (the unit movement and attack/defense animations are a whole lot smoother and more detailed).

For the most part, Guns N Glory WW2 is your typical tower defense game, but it then turns things around by allowing you to play the side of the attacker –not the defender. This means that instead of setting up defenses, you need to plan out the order of your troop deployment in order to wear down the enemy’s defenses.

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Frontline Commando D DayFrontline Commando D Day

Opening up with a cinematic reel of wartime propaganda footage, Frontline Commando D-Day is an action packed, cover-based, third person shooter that places you in control of an Allied soldier in the war. Glu Mobile’s devs have done a pretty good job on this game with its decently made 3D models and smooth animations (though the victory poses look a tad awkward at times). Combat is smooth and the controls are responsive which means that playing this game is pretty easy even for complete beginners.

The free-to-play nature of the game does have its drawbacks as most of the game’s better guns are kept behind a pseudo-paywall of premium currency (which is hard to earn without shelling out some real cash). That said, it is completely possible to play the game without having to spend at all (it will just be a little bit more challenging).

This is a great game for casual players looking for something to bridge them over to core gaming. While the game’s slower paced mechanics means that progress is mostly as fast as you can whip out some premium credits, the overall challenge does put a bit of emphasis on player skill which is something good to see in titles like these.

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World War (by Storm8 Games)World War

Storm8’s World War will seem like a familiar game for those of you who have tried any of Zynga’s Facebook social-app, Mafia Wars (or any of the many other similarly styled games on different themes). And with that, the easiest way to describe World War is that it is Mafia Wars with a military combat theme. For an app, this is a very simple and basic game that would work just as fine on a browser, in fact, it probably is better to have just have this on a browser. That aside, it makes for a pretty good time sink. It is all a matter of mindless button tapping: keep doing missions as long as you have energy, and put the app away when you are waiting for the regeneration period to finish.

Visually, the game is simple with its still images and white-text on black backgrounds. Counters allow players to instantly see all the necessary details of their wait times and progress while small descriptive flavor text add an additional dimension to the game for those who need to be entertained for longer periods of time. As a game, it is incredibly easy to get into as the game mechanics are incredibly simple. Of course, mixing things up is the inclusion of the game’s very social nature, and if you are the competitive type, it is easy to get hooked on the game’s player versus player features.

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World at ArmsWorld at Arms

Gameloft’s World at Arms is a free-to-play base management game with combat features. Like many F2P titles, the game does have a pseudo-paywall when it comes to getting things done faster (most buildings have a more efficient second version that is only available for a premium cost). That said, it is not completely impossible to play this game without having to spend –it just takes a lot of patience.

Most of the game’s combat is automated, player simply need to assign six units to send and everything else plays on it’s own. That said, this makes the combat feel a little too random at time –and most of your units, even decent ones, will eventually get whittled down in battle. Players can opt to make things faster by enabling the fast combat mode, though this will prevent you from being able to tap on some on-field actions such as claiming crates or destroying barricades.

Visually, the game looks well-crafted. Each of the tech-inspired structures look distinguished and unique allowing you to easily navigate your base with ease. Resource availability notifications stand out as well, making it easier to keep track of how much time you need to wait. In addition to the game’s quest objectives, there are also multiplayer events and ranking boards for players who want to have a little more to focus on.

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Sky Gamblers Rise of GlorySky Gamblers Rise of Glory

Revo Solution’s Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory is a solid dogfighting game for mobile phones –despite the slightly unpredictable nature of tilt based controls (seriously, it is never a good substitute for a proper control stick or steering wheel), it manages to provide a gameplay that many flight-sim enthusiasts will be able to appreciate. Players can perform basic to complex flying maneuvers in game (plenty of practice required of course) as they tear through several stages of classic prop-plane combat.

By prop-plane we are referring to the old school, pre-jet fighter days of propeller based fighters and the machine guns that will literally tear apart targets caught in the crossfire. Rise of Glory offers players a wide range of historical planes to hop aboard on and take on a variety of missions with various objectives. With the nature of the game’s controls and the objectives provided by missions, this is not your typical anytime-of-the-day kind of game. You will want to be able to play this when you can be perfectly still (so you can afford to tilt the phone to maneuver your plane around -which is not something you want to be doing behind a school or office desk).

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Sky Gamblers Storm RaidersSky Gamblers Storm Raiders

Storm Raiders has to be hands down, one of the most visually thrilling dogfight games you could play on the mobile phone. Focusing heavily on battles set during the second World War, players are placed in the middle of massive dogfights with dozens of planes present in the skies. The game itself is an eyefest of contrails, flak explosions, whizzing bullets, and smoke pouring out of burning fuselages (you can even take a behind-the-cockpit view and check out your plane’s HUD configuration).

The battles themselves are impressive –making full use of both tilt and touch controls to provide a seemingly good control of the plane’s movements, players will find themselves flying high and low as they move around complex stages and other planes (you can even do some fancy low-altitude flying with some of the more exotic locations such as going into train tunnels).

The enemy AI for the game has been programmed pretty well, so expect to play through some of the missions over and over until you begin to master the controls well enough. Some of the game’s stages are pretty epic, showcasing scenarios that really drives the excitement meter high (like having to launch during a massive enemy assault and having to deal with attackers the moment your wheels lift from the ground).

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