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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 Genres

Selected Covers

Red Lightning DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Red Lightning
Third World War SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Third World War
Frontlines: Fuel of War Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Frontlines: Fuel of War
Tom Clancy's EndWar Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tom Clancy's EndWar

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Red Lightning
Title screen
Screenshot from Third World War
Main Menu
Screenshot from Frontlines: Fuel of War
Main Menu
Screenshot from Tom Clancy's EndWar
Game group created by Zeppin (8409), additional games added to group by Patrick Bregger (249209), リカルド・フィリペ (299470), Victor Vance (12088), Alaka (70237), Kabushi (244679), Terok Nor (29062) and Игги Друге (46367)