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World War III games

Group Description

Games that are based on a fictional Third World War scenario. Games included in this group are not restricted to a specific genre. As such a war would be, by definition, global, there are no pre-requisites for the game's locations. Some games may use World War III as a backdrop or setting to tell a plot or story independent from the war itself.

  • Games must specifically refer to the in-game war as being a third world war, either within the game itself, in the game's documentation, or posthumously in a successor title in a series; unnamed global wars belong to an alternate group.

  • Games which take place following World War III do not belong in this group, particularly if the setting is post-apocalyptic. These games belong in a separate group.
Related Game Groups

Selected Covers

Red Storm Rising Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Red Storm Rising
Tom Clancy's EndWar Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tom Clancy's EndWar
Third World War SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Third World War
Red Lightning DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Red Lightning

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Red Storm Rising
Main Menu
Screenshot from Tom Clancy's EndWar
Title screen
Screenshot from Third World War
Title screen
Screenshot from Red Lightning