The Best Second World War Video GamesLuke Plunkett2/02/16 3:00pmFiled to: the bestskotaku core16115EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt was the most destructive conflict in human history, and one that directly shaped entire generations of both creators and consumers, so it’s little surprise that for the longest time the Second World War was maybe the most popular setting in video games.AdvertisementIn 2016, things have eased up considerably—perhaps through the passing of years, perhaps as a correction to an over-saturation of the market—but for a long time you couldn’t turn a page or click a news story without seeing the announcement of some new game based on World War Two. Shooters, simulations, strategy games, it didn’t really matter what kind of game it was, just that it could somehow represent the men, women, vehicles and places involved in (or affected by) the conflict.AdvertisementAll that attention inevitably meant that, over the decades, some of the best video games ever made have been set in and around the Second World War. Some are trying to simulate the action, others the strategy, others still simply reaching to capture the tone and feel of the period. Below are the very best of them.SECRET WEAPONS OF THE LUFTWAFFEWe remember Lucasarts today as the Star Wars and adventure game guys, but there was a time they were also famous for a trilogy of outstanding WW2 flight sims. This was the last—and best—of them.