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One of the more intriguing titles in the second wave of persistent-world games that began to flood the market in 2001 is World War II Online. Unlike most other massively multiplayer games, which may take place in a science fiction or fantasy setting, this game is set in the real-world historical context of the Second World War.
Although great effort was devoted to ensuring that the places, vehicles, and characters in World War II Online are as historically accurate as possible, the events that take place in this alternate reality will be decided by the players themselves. While players may take the roles of British fighter pilots or German infantry soldiers, and while they may battle one another across detailed, 3D recreations of 1940s Europe, the outcomes of these battles will ultimately be determined by the cunning, skill, and luck of hundreds and hundreds of live participants as they relive, and perhaps rewrite, history.
This Blitzkrieg title is the first in the series of releases that continue to build on Cornered Rat Software and Playnet's ongoing recreation of the 20th century's greatest conflict. Players begin in France in 1940, as the Germans begin to invade and the British move to defend their ally. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide