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2008 bought the next game in the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty World at War. This time Treyarch set it in World War II, concentrating on the Pacific and Eastern fronts. This is a war and it's time to get dirty.
Story: World War II. This game will show you two different perspectives as the battle for survival and hope begins and ends.
Starting in the Pacific with the US Marines, you witness the brutal Japanese soldiers, torture and murder you comrades. Just as its your turn, Captain Roebuck and US Marines unit turn up to save you and this is how you begin. As Private Miller, you battle alongside your comrades against the fearless Japanese. As you try to take the Japanese stronghold of Peleliu, battling on the bloodied beaches, bullets gliding just past your ear. Tanks, mortar pits, flame-throwers. It's up to you and your comrades to push on and stop the devastation the Japanese have caused. In one mission, as Petty Officer Locke, you take control of a flying-boat in the Battle of Okinawa. As you fight to save the lives of your fellow American, gunships and Japanese Zeroes trying to destroy you. Back with the Marines, back with Private Miller, Captain Roebuck and the rest of the unit. Fighting till the bitter end against a dogged, ruthless foe. You will lose friends, but you will never stop fighting for there honour.
The other viewpoint we play from is with Private Dmitri Petrenko of the Russian army. Starting with the Battle of Stalingrad, surrounded by your colleagues dead, dying or being murdered by the Nazis in front of you. They believe you are dead and leave. Crawling amongst the bodies and blood, a fellow soldier is alive. Sergeant Viktor Reznov. He tells you of his plan to retake 'Mother Russia' but needs your help. After slipping by some Nazis, you regroup with Reznov unit and head to your target, a German General who is responsible for the massacre of millions of Russians. It is up to you and Reznov to take back Russia and this is the start of a friendship that will last a long time. From Russia, you head to Germany, you head there for one thing in mind, revenge. In a battle that leads you to the Reichstag, a fight with the bullets ricocheting of walls, comrades falling. But you will reach your goal and no one will stop you...
Visuals: The graphics are insanely good in this game. I love how you need the use of shadows to tactically work out a way around or through the enemy. The fires crackling away, the water hitting the shores are all amazingly done. The details, little and big, make this game visually superb and so pleasing to the eye. How can I forget the blood splatter. It's so realistic. From the beaches and jungles of the pacific Islands, to the urbanised yet destroyed landscape of Stalingrad and then Nazi held Germany itself. The beauty and destruction of the human race collide with the natural environment you fight in.
Audio: With the game have a darker feel with the story, the soundtrack has a much more heavier feel. Definitely has a hard rock music feel to help showcase the emotions you go through in the eye of the storm which is war. The music does ramp up as well when something is about to happen. With the Soviet story, you get that type of music as well. Proper music to inspire you in to battle. A great composition which works really well with the visuals and story.
Gameplay: The brutality at the beginning is so beautifully done. It shocks you but shows the real side of war. The hand to hand combat has improved and adds another impressive element to the fight. The controls are easy to master. The missions are really well scripted and use a cracking bunch of actors to deliver the lines. They really pushed the boat and it paid off big time. When your making your way through the long grass and suddenly and Japanese soldier jumps out at you with a bayonet, you find yourself fighting for survival. These moments of quietness always lead up to something. There is always something waiting for you around the corner. It does get you waiting, knowing that something is going to come when you least expect it so you have to be ready. Your always on the edge and know one slip of attention and your essentially dead meat. The little cut scenes leading up to the mission with the drawings and videos are done well and done in a WWII feel. From the US Marines, you have the Russian Privates view, starting with the Battle of Stalingrad. With this there's a completely different approach as your character and Sergeant Reznov, are the only members of the Russian army still alive in the surrounding area. The different feel and play adds to the game on the whole. One minute your in a battle to the death with the Japanese, next your stealthy killing Nazis. It really is intense.
There is a death card to collect in all but 2 of the missions.
Conclusion: This review is written from the perspective of the single player campaign only. This is the 2nd Call of Duty game I have played, the first being Call of Duty 4 Modern warfare and did disappoint me. However, when I started this game, it felt completely different to the previous. Yes its still a first person shooter and brutal but this game felt more refined in every aspect. The graphics, story, voice acting have all excelled and mixed in with the brutal-ness, adds to a fantastic game. The replay ability is there as this game lets you escape into a life of a soldier in WWII and feel what they felt and understand what the word comrade ment. This game is dark but it always leaves you with that respect and perception of the dangers of war. This is the last WWII game they made in the series. I really think they created a brilliant game here, so I was gutted when they haven't gone back to the olden days, back to the 'real' battles and wars. The ending of this game does hit you big time. In both the pacific and Red Army campaign, when the story comes to an end, you feel it. You feel the sense of loss and victory. Do you feel happy that you won? Or do you feel sad for all your lost friends. People say that its lame to think of a game like this. But truth is, these characters you have fought alongside. Of course your going to care. We are human after all.
I loved playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare so when I heard that another Call of Duty game was going to be released, I was eagerly awaiting it, until I heard that it was going to be set, not in modern times, but instead during the Second World War. Upon release though, I bought the game but was not as disappointed with the game as I thought I was going to be.
Call of Duty World at War is the fifth game in the Call of Duty franchise and was designed and developed by Treyarch. It is a first person shooter. Events happen near the conclusion of World War 2 and you can play as either a Marine in the Pacific fighting off the Japanese or a Russian soldier fighting the Nazis in Germany.
The graphics in the game are very good and can still compete with recent games. The single player gameplay is very smooth and fun with a variety of missions to complete. Some levels let you be the gunner of a high powered aeroplane and in others you can drive a tank. For me, the best part of the single player campaign was definitely Keifer Sutherland (Jack Bauer in 24) as the leader of your group of Marines as I'm a huge fan of him and feel that he has the perfect voice for a military commander.
When playing as a US Marine you are in the Pacific and have a variety of missions to complete to defeat the Japanese, but watch out for their banzai charge! When you're a Russian soldier, you are fighting in Nazi controlled Germany during the climatic last few days of the war and have to fight them back - I don't want to ruin the ending but its amazing and very patriotic and powerful. The campaign can also be played as a co-op campaign so you and a friend, or up to four people online can play together, which certainly adds to the fun.
The multiplayer is very good, not quite as fun as Call of Duty Modern Warfare, but still thoroughly enjoyable. As you progress you unlock new weapons, attachments and perks which help you on the battlefield. Like its predecessor, you are able to compare your stats including score, kill death ratio, win loss ratio and accuracy against your friends and the rest of the world. There are a whole range of different maps and game modes available to play, and more maps can be purchased online.
Arguably the best and most enjoyable aspect of the game was the introduction of Nazi Zombies. This game mode can be played either by yourself, with another person on splitscreen, or either three or four people online. This was a totally unique game mode and the player has to try and survive for as long as they can against a maurauding army of the undead including zombie dogs! You get points for repairing windows and for shooting zombies, and with these points you are able to purchase new weapons and perks which help you to survive against the zombies for longer. This is brilliant fun and its worth buying the game for this game mode alone.
The main issue I had with the single player is that it does become quite repitive and like most Call of Duty games, you are expected to do everything, whilst your team mates kill none of the enemy and just seem to stand in the open and get shot at.
The main issue with online is how overpowered one gun is, so you'll probably find yourself using this gun almost exclusively, particularly since ever other player is using this gun as well, which causes the game to lack variety. Having said this though, the seven kill streak of dogs is very fun to use.
I found very few problems with the zombie game mode, except that sometimes when playing online it can take a while for you to get into a match.
I would recommend this game to anyone who likes first person shooters, particularly those set during the Second World War, or anyone who is a Call of Duty fan and would like to see how far the game has developed since this one.
You can buy this game from most video game shops either brand new or pre owned and from Amazon and ebay relatively cheaply. Map packs can also be purchased online from the Playstation Network Store for a fee - either £7.99 each or all three for £19.99.
Call of Duty world at war is by far my favourite in the COD series. I believe it was this game that helped Call of Duty become so popular, after the revolutionary Modern Warfare. Made by Treyarch, Call of Duty World at War was a great game, and the only one so far in the Call of Duty series that I can still play and not get bored of. This game is just great all round.
First off, the campaign mode is brilliant. With the dual story line, it has a fantastic ending (which I won't ruin) and each level makes you more and more curious about the next. Admittedly, at first this dual story campaign mode was very confusing and so after just a couple of levels I started to play multi player. What a mistake. The campaign is well worth taking the time to complete and the main reason for this is the extra game mode you unlock: Nazi Zombies. This is a great addition to the game and the main selling point, in my opinion. I think that Nazi Zombies was what made this game so popular.
After completing an interesting campaign, you will be relieved when you begin to play zombie mode. It starts of very easy, with all the zombies being slow and there is no need for any real firepower. The game mode itself is brilliant, and I take off my hat to Treyarch. It is basically a never ending game in which you have to survive wave after wave of zombie attack with them getting stronger, faster and more numerous each round. This is great to play on your own to get to higher level than your friends, or to play multi player over the internet with up to 3 other people and see what sort of round you can get to. This game mode has an extra gun in it, a super gun called the Ray Gun. This is the most powerful weapon on the game, and the one everyone wants when playing zombie mode. Another great feature of this game mode is the random weapon box. It allows the player to pay 950 points to gamble opening a box which could have any weapon at all. It is worth the gamble though, as this is the only place the Ray Gun can be obtained.
Another great feature about this game is the multi player mode. You can play split screen against up to 3 others on the same Playstation (provided you have enough controllers) on multi player and battle it out en either a free for all, team death match or in fact, any game mode there is available for multi player. Also, zombie mode can be played on split screen but only with a maximum of 2 players.The online multi player is great too. You can play with up to 18 people in one game mode, battling away to gain Experience Points and level up, unlocking new guns, perks and challenges, and even, eventually, making it to a high enough level (65) to enter prestige mode. This is where you enter the next prestige and start again from level one, however, you will have that prestige emblem, so everybody knows that you have a certain level of prestige.
Granted, the online game play of World at War is not as good as Modern Warfare, so if that is all you are interested in, buy that instead. However, Call of Duty World at War has a much greater campaign and a brand new game mode: Nazi Zombies. If these things do not attract you, then World at War is not the game for you.
This game was the first in the call series to introduce gore, exploding limbs, gruesome cutscenes etc... Modern warfare had a bit of blood but this game is all about the blood and the gore. The first cutscene you see if someone getting tortured with a knife, and a cigarette forced into they're neck. It's pretty gruesome, along with a bit of swearing along the way. How Call of duty 4 got a higher age rating I don't know but this game is far worse than any Call of duty game out. Exploding arms, heads and even bodies split in half, very graphical.
The campaign is quite long, one of the longest in the COD series actually. You play a number of characters in WWII. Your teammates are good to play with and the AI are smart, especially when it comes to explosives! You get more vast battles featuring more enemies and teammates when you raid beaches, town etc. This game, you can ride tanks as well, yes tanks! Online is new too. Introducing dogs as a 7 kill streak is a nice touch. The multiplayer still has all the gore added in, and some maps even feature tanks lying about for you to go in on some maps. The co-op campaign is cool and you can play that online too and see who get's the highest scores, you can get cheats for the co-op by collecting them around single player. Nazi zombies is a new feature with DLC. Nazi zombies is where you have to survive endless rounds of hordes of zombies who get harder on you. You can buy weapons off walls, unlock new rooms and have an all round great time! A ray gun is also in zombies! Lot's of multiplayer DLC is also available. This game has introduced so many great features, a must get and an all round good game!
The first thing I have to say about the game is "ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT". It has got to be the best in the call of duty series and that is a great honour to have for any game. I just cannot speak highly enough or give a high enough recommendation for anyone out there who hasn't yet played this game.
The game itself is based in WW2 and takes you through many exciting war zones, as usual with call of duty the graphics and game play are excellent!
The main story is superb and allows you to fight as the allies in different cities and settings, once you have completed the game you can go back and start again on a higher difficulty.
Another part of the game that I think contains hours, weeks, months or even years of fun is the online gaming sessions which allow you fight against other players whether it be as a team or every man for themselves.
I have saved the best for last. Once you have completed the main game you gain access to a bonus game "Nazi Zombies", absolutely superb and could be game in its own right. I particularly think the online version of this bonus game is the best of the whole package and I could play game after game as it just doesn't get boring.
All in all this game is an absolute cracker and I only hope the new one released later this year can live up to it!
well if you buy this game looking for 100% historical accuracy you might feel a little bit let down, this does not reflect on the quality of the game which in my view is nothing short of a masterpiece.
the single player campaign is split into two elements where you play the role of either an american marine or a russian soldier fighting your way through the final conflicts of world war two. the game is brutal and in some parts sadistic, but the set pieces of the game are unparralled no other game has ever managed to reach this level immersion in what you are doing. the mission little resistance is a fantastic example of this where you start the level by landing on a beach in japan, you are surrounded by death, carnage & explosions. your first task is to call a mortar strike on a trench position before you and your troops can advance up the beach, the excitement this level creates is truely amazing.
what makes the campaign even better is the fact that the whole thing can be played through multi-player co-op either split screen or online which adds new gameplay elements that force you to work as a team with your friends having to battle through enemies to revive fallen allies is an excellent feature. the co-op campaign has a feature where you can compete against your friends in an arcade style by scoring points for kills & revives giving point multipliers for continual good gameplay.
now we come to the online competitive game modes which again are varied from the standard deathmatches & team games to sabotage where you must plant & guard a bomb until it explodes. these game modes are great fun and with the standard leveling up systems gives the game a long life. when you do level up online you will unlock new guns, perks & game modes. perks are a good addition to this game allowing you to have greater health, higher bullet damage and lots of others to chose from. the online play is not without its problems though if you enter a game where the hosts internet connection is up to the job you will experience serious lag issues. when you do get a game that works how its meant to you will see some truely awesome things if you manage to get kill streaks you will be given advantages for a short time, 3 kill streak gives you radar scan (so you know where the enemies are), 5 kill streak gives you artillery strike, 7 kill streak is by far the best allowing you to release a pack of angry dogs to chase and kill your enemies.
the online community is very stable and always has large amounts of player online usually about 35,000 at any given point. the best feature this game has to offer by a long way is the excellent zombie nazi mode, which put you and 3 other players against waves of zombies that increase in numbers & strength as you progress through the rounds. it is funny watching even the best players panic when the zombies finally break through the windows and swarm all over you. there is a nice little touch called the mystery box which for a certain ammount of your points gives you random weapons which can be anything from a flame thrower to an alien ray-gun. the zombie mode is a never ending game mode you play until you die and it becomes very hectic from round twenty onwards.
then comes the 3 DLC map packs which are £7.99 each or all three for £19.99 this might seem expensive for nine multiplayer maps and three new zombie maps but believe me when i tell you it is money well spent. the new maps are high quality but the selling point is the new zombie maps, which change thing around so much from the free standard map they seen like totally new games adding new weapons & perks into the mix along with zombie traps which are very funny to watch. when you buy the map packs this game mode takes on a completely new feel adding unique aspects which range from teleporters to having to go outside to reach new areas, when you're surrounded by nazi zombies this is an adrenaline fueled frantic race to safety.
you will never get bored of this game it has so much variety on offer it will keep your interest for a very long time. the only real let down for the game is when you try to reach 100% completion for your trophies/achievements veteran mode is stupidly hard, i mean break your control pad in anger hard so if you suffer from game rage do NOT even try to 100% this game you will break something i spent 6 hours on heart of the reich trying to reach the second check point and i'm by no means a noob when it comes to shooting games i maintain a high world wide rank on a good few games. i found the difficulty step up from hardened to veteran mode ridiculous on single player as it seems to rain grenades from the sky.
so to sum up this game is a true classic and though it has small problems it is an epic, fun & adrenaline fueled game which makes it damn near perfect
Well Call of Duty games get released every year around the october/november time, so they really are pushed for time to create a new game in less than a years time.
Despite the very short time frame Treyarch have to create a new game, they do a fairly good job at it, especially remarkable at not leaving any bugs in the game, as many games do that have been worked on for several years.
The gameplay feels solid, the shooting feels real (might not be a good thing), the physics in the game i imagine are realistic, SMG's etc. suffer from massive recoil, making it hard to aim the gun except for short bursts of fire.
There is quite a few missions, could probably complete them all in an afternoon if you were on one of the lower difficulties, however the harder difficulties present a challenge for even the best of players. The campaign is also available in co-operative mode, offline for 2 players or online for up to 4 players, however 2 of the missions are unavailable in co-op due to their stealthy nature.
There is a massive amount of game modes available for online play, such as Free-For-All, Team Deathmatch, War, Mercenary TDM, Search&Destroy and plenty more. There are also a few game modes available for offline split-screen play, which is 2-4 players.
The game is a very good game, great on multiplayer, offline and online co-op missions, offline skirmish's for 4 players, online skirmish's for 12 players, really couldn't get any more multiplayer features in there.
In online games you also have the ability to level up, unlocking new weapons, attachments and perks to make your character even better in battle.
Only thing i disagree with is the 15+ age rating, personally i feel this game deserved an 18+ rating like its sequel, due to the fact that you can blow people in half (literally) and during missions you see scenes such as throat-cutting and peoples feet/legs/several other limbs being blown off.
Call of Duty - World at War is a first person shooter set in WWII. There are several ways you can play the game - Story Mode, Cooperative campaigns, multiplayer death matches and the fantastic Nazi Zombies.
The game itself is great and all the campaign levels are very playable but to be honest, I found the story mode a little confusing. The levels switch back and forth and you will be either an American solder or a Russian one, fighting on different fronts against the Germans. I think you have to focus on the inter-level movies to keep up with what seems a slightly disjointed story, but the good news is you don't play this game for the story - you play it to shoot people, and lots of them!! There is a good variety to the levels - set in a wide variety of locations, there is even a level where you are on the guns in a water plane trying to shoot down other planes, ships all while rescuing hostages.
The best feature of this game, for me and many other people, is the multiplayer mode - you know what to expect here - many maps available, with different mode of play Free For All, Capture The Flag, Defend and Destroy etc etc, but this game rewards people for their progress by unlocking various weapons and perks such a bouncing betties, extra grenades, the ability to reload faster etc.
That's the standard multiplayer - my favourite multiplayer game (although this can also be done single player) is unlocked when you complete the game - Nazi Zombies!! It is brilliant! The are maps you can download but the essence of each is the same - you start in a room with a pistol, few bullets and a number of boarded up windows. Zombies will come in waves, trying to rip down the boards and get in the room to feast on you! You have to shot them and rebuild barriers to collect points which can be used for better guns/unlocking new passages etc. Strangely, one of my favourite things about this version of the game is that you will die. You cannot beat this game, it goes on forever. But that what makes it great. You will tearing through a zombie factory with 50 odd zombies sprinting after you, you will have used your last Monkey Bomb (oh yes, monkey bomb!!) and only have a handful of ammo left - you just into a teleporter, only for the teleporter to set some dogs on you too - it is furious shoot, slice, hack and slash action that has (quite geekily!) cost me 100s of hours of my life.
In short, this is my top CoD game and you should buy it now!!
I wasn't really a fan of this, to be honest. The multiplayer had me hooked for a brief period, and the single player even less. I didn't like how aggressive and over the top the single player was. Setting your enemies on fire and watching them writhe in agony wasn't the most tasteful decision to include by Treyarch. The story itself was fairly lacklustre, there was no emotional attachment to the characters like there was in COD4, and it was over fairly quickly as well. The difficulty levels were insane beyond belief, Veteran is probably the hardest challenge you'll face as an FPS gamer due to the 'homng in' skill of the grenades. They seem to spawn right on top of you.
Multiplayer was fun while it lasted, I was an early adopter of the game, having bought it on release date for full price from the shops. The gun everybody uses is the MP40, so don't bother using any other weapons because that one works from all ranges. The Thompson is pretty sweet too. I got frustrated by the horrible spawn points, and the tanks. It led me to stop playing for several months before trading it in a few months ago.
This is worth £20 of your cash however, it's a fun game while it lasts, and the Veteran difficulty will satisfy all you sadists out there.
call of duty world at war has the most fantastic graphics i have seen before in a game it is like you are caught in the thick of the game you get so into this game you forget it is one absoluitely worth the money you pay for this game even for the graphics it self the soldiers them self are actually graphical to see it is just like being actually in a battle .i myself have actually played this game so i know it would be fantastic for teenagers maybe for 13-year old the gunfire itself is so like you actually think you are in the army this game gets you so entranced with the graphics the tension of the game recommend it defintly the price is fantastic well worth the money. the guns sound like real ones you would use defintly one for the boys try it soon
Call of duty: World at War developed by Treyarch is a FPS set in the near end of WW2. Rated 15 for its strong violence and language World at War will see you fighting on the ground, advancing through open farmland in tanks and aboard the standard issue US Navy Blackcats (heavily armed fighter planes).
There are three main sections to World at War firstly the campaign. You as the player will be dropped alongside American and Russian soldiers, think of it as the same war but from two different perspectives. This aspect will keep you intrigued and frankly not bored. The different perspectives of the two sides offer a different kind of game play for instance when you play as an American you will be fighting the Imperial army (Japanese Soldiers), these soldiers will try to surprise you by using guerrilla warfare tactics i.e. running at you with swords or hiding in trap doors. Whereas when you are a Russian the Werchmacht (Nazi's) will try to flank you and flush you out of cover with use of grenades. This is all very fine and dandy if you play in the easier game difficulties, on veteran this aspect is very hard to overcome and will often leave you frustrated and angry. Also the game features a wave respawn delay which basically if you don't advance then your enemies will keep on coming back, again annoying on veteran. Trophies for this game are a bit of a pain, they are mostly centred around the campaign and completing the game on veteran so its up to you wither you are daring enough. So I would advise only picking veteran if you're a hardcore gamer or trophy fanatic. Putting all that aside World at War offers a very intense and action based game play with the vast array of weapons at your disposal and surprising and dramatic in game cut scenes you're surely going to be on the edge of your seat for the entire length of play.
Secondly this game offers co-op where you and a buddy(s) can pair up and play through the campaign via the Playstation Network or use of offline split-screen. If you play online then a maximum of four players can play together whereas split-screen offers a maximum of two. Co-op is a very fun and different way to experience the intenseness of the campaign and offers scoring systems for kills, revives etc. However when on split-screen the screen doesn't use up the full space of your TV which is actually very distracting and annoying.
Also featured in co-op is the all new Nazi Zombies arcade game, this sees you in different environments defending yourself against waves of flesh eating zombies. As before in the campaign co-op, playing online will offer a maximum of four players in one game and offline split-screen offers a maximum of two. There are four maps in total to survive on Nacht der Untoten, Zombie Verrukt, Shi No Numa and Der Riese.All offer different means of play. Please bare in mind that upon purchase World at War will only have one map (Nacht der Untoten), to acquire the other three you will have to purchase the map pack it belongs to via Playstation store, you can now buy all three in a map pack bundle for a discount. Map pack bundle includes three zombie areas and nine online multiplayer maps. It will cost a total of £20.00. I strongly recommend purchasing these map packs as they are very good value for money. Previously these map packs, if bought separately, would have cost you £24.00.
Lastly the multiplayer, multiplayer offers online battles for up to 24 players via the Playstation Network and offline split-screen for up to 4 players. Multiplayer has all the game modes from the previous game, and more, it also features new perks and more guns from WW2. For those who are new to the COD franchise perks are little boosters so to speak that will offer you different powers e.g. Juggernaut perk offers increased health etc. Online will see you ranking up, completing challenges and customising weapon load outs. The online is very fast paced and will take a while to get used to how the game and all its little accessories work. I do recommend this game to all those who aren't ready to go modern yet, it is indeed one of the best WW2 games seen on any gaming platform.
Call of duty is without doubt my favourite series of games. From the originals they keep getting better and better. World at war is defiantly not as good as the new Modern Warfare 2, however it is still an great fun game.
The story is pretty standard, following several different groups of soldiers throughout their conflict in the second world war. To be honest the story is not really that important.
You can play as one of several soldiers ranging from American to Russian. The is a vast choice of weapons from all over the world, and you also have the ability to control takes etc on certain levels. There is a good few hours of game play on the single player.
There is also a mini game called nazi zombies. This is great fun, especially if you play with a friend. The basic objective is to defend a house against hordes of incoming nazi zombies.
The game truly shines on the online multiplayer. Call of duty is known for its amazing online play and this game Is no exception. You can rank up, unlock weapons etc. I will wanr you though, some people are very very good at the game and it is often frustrating how quickly and easily you are picked off.
The graphics are decent but its by no means the best looking game on the market.
The game is fairly old now and I picked up my copy for £15 second hand from computer exchange.
This is defiantly a game for a fan of the series or ever someone who enjoys the odd first person shooter.
World at War has been my least favourite instalment of the Call Of Duty series so far. It's been created in an awkward situation, right after one of the best games of all time, MW1.
WaW, unlike its predecessor, is broken down in to 3 sections (as opposed to 2)
Single Player: In my opinion, the single player campaign is fairly good, I would say certainly on par with any other I've played. Can be challenging when you want it to be, but there is plenty of potential for messing around and having fun whilst you play.
Multiplayer: To be honest, I found Waw's multiplayer to be downright awful, especially when compared to MW's. The gun's are unbalanced and monotonous, the map dynamics (which made MW so popular) have been seemingly ruined, and the Killstreaks remain unimaginative and boring. Prestige mode is another little niggle, as it takes forever to level up to 65.
Zombies: Okay, this is where the fun begins, at the end of campaign mode, you unlock Zombie mode (which can be played online as well). It can be played on a variety of maps, and if you play with you friends, it can be a major laugh.
Call of duty world at war is built on call of duty 4, world at war after the good success of call of duty 4 it has a lot to live up to I think, call of duty world at war goes back to its original setting for this game to world war two where its set in, in this game you will have the ability to play as the marine and also as a Russian soldier in the Berlin war, well for me when I heard that call of duty was going back to world war 2 I was kind of disappointed due to the amount of games in this genre and felt they should have stuck at what made call of duty 4 a success more modern, one thing I liked about this game was that it showed me different aspects of world war two and battles which we aren't used to playing giving us something new to explore in a outplayed setting.
I felt that the war in the pacific was a different kind of war that we are used to, also the jungle terrain made for a brutal and claustrophobic fighting.
This game feels more brutal than previous edition of these games, when the story opens up early you are presented with a torture scene which I felt was rather vicious, this makes it feel the battles are more about survival which you never got in the other games but rather winning a global war.
I especially liked the flying missions where you have to shoot and take down the enemies who are in ships and you just fire into the ships, I liked how this game puts you right into the middle of the action so there is no time to chill, there is so much intensity in the battles also which they have built on.
The game play to me hasn't changed and I feel why change it if isn't broken as the saying goes, the fighting is smooth, the events are well scripted, and the enemies keep responding until you push forward, from a technical aspect I feel the game looks very good, the environments are variant.
I enjoyed the vehicle missions I thought they were rather fun and you can take a break from the all out action parts of the game but this time you are blowing up enemies, the sound is spot on I feel.
The multiplayer part of the game has been expanded from previous editions it has all the modes you are familiar with call of duty 4, there is a new four player co op mode, I also like the Nazi zombie co-op mode where you have to shoot them as they try to attack you it is a fun arcade mode.
I think this is one the best World War 2 games with the vast amount of features it keeps the things we are used to from call of duty 4 and also at the same time expands on it.
In many ways, Call of Duty: World at War is the awkward middle child in the current trilogy of next-generation Call of Duty video games. The brilliant Modern Warfare was a stunning tour de force that revitalised the series, and the recent Modern Warfare 2 has similarly had an extremely positive response. The key is that they were both developed by Infinity Ward, whereas 2008's World at War, while still a great game, was developed by lesser company Treyarch, who have some different ideas about the trajectory of the series.
The game is set in the rather familiar World War 2 territory, which didn't exactly endear me from the outset, but I have to give credit where it is due: the single player is actually pretty engaging for the most part, firstly because the graphics are absolutely top notch. Secondly, it has the same cinematic feel as the previous game, and there are some memorable moments, particularly as you try to evade a sniper, Enemy at the Gates style. Not so good is the closing portion of the game, though, and it ends in a very anti-climactic way, with a final level that really lacks that "epic" feel.
The online mode is again very strong, although my main complaint is that the maps are very samey and often indistinguishable. I cannot for the life of me name one of the maps from WaW, whereas the two MW games I can name most of the maps off the top of my head. There's too much of the same thing visually, meaning that a lot of the maps sort of blur into one; too many grey concete buildings, for one. However, there is the addition of tanks, which makes for some fun battles, and it is quite well balanced too.
This is still a great game, don't get me wrong, but those who loved MW might feel a bit underwhelmed.
Call of Duty: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen in WWII.