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  • Lots of blood and gore
  • Extremely brutal shooting
  • Not as good as COD 4
  • Not ideal for young children
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      23.06.2014 06:38
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      Zombies!! Very fun multiplayer

      I played World at War for probably at least a month straight before I could put it down. Everything about it is worth playing from the campaign to multiplayer to the debuting mode known as zombies. First of all, the multiplayer maps are so legendary that they make the ownership of this game a must. The maps are just so classic and I enjoy them a lot more than the online maps for some of the newer Call of Duty games. Even the guns are a ton of fun. I loved Call of duty when it was all dated back in the past and during World War 2. Now that its becoming all futuristic with Advanced Warfare, its almost like its a whole different series now. That is exactly why you have to cherish your online experiences with this game. Most importantly, zombies is the real reason why this game deserves a 5 star rating. This strategy game mode offers endless hours a gameplay. Basically, what you have to do is try to survive against endless waves of zombies while with every kill you get more money in order to purchase things to hold off with such as weapons, perks, etc... The zombie map Der Riese in particular is my favorite. If you have not tried playing zombies yet then I definitely advise that you do because you are missing out. You will have a different experience every time and nothing can compare to it. I hope this helps show what a great game this is

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      09.04.2014 00:39

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      Very fun and exciting but a little violent for younger gamers

      Call of Duty 5: World at War is an extremely violent, blood filled yet fun game that should preferably be enjoyed by ages 15+. There is not only a campaign mode and online mode, but a new feature followed by a sequel in Call of Duty: Black Ops called Nazi Zombies. Nazi Zombies is very fun, challenging and addictive, but gory and violent. Not to mention whenever you run out of ammo or kill a zombie, you may here the f word or other curses. The campaign is fun and as an American you look up to a man named Sargent Roebuck. Roebuck is an all-American solider who would do anything for his country and his flag. As a Russian, you look up to Viktor Renzov, the leader of the Red Army. Both characters rarely swear and will inspire others as they have me. Finally, it is an educational game because at the end of the game, it tells you that 60 million lives were lost as a result of WWII. I was so happy when I completed the game, but when that popped up on my screen, my smile vanished and I gave a moment of silence. It will hopefully teach your child that war is a real thing, and that once you die, you don't come back seconds later to patch up your error. Life is a one time thing, and if you choose to die on the battlefield, the world will salute you no matter what the outcome.

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      09.04.2013 12:44
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      9/10 Good game and a must have

      This game is the first call of duty i owned and i can say it is one of the best, i love the idea that it is set back in the world wars that's really the selling point of this game that i love.

      The campaign is my favorite as you can play two parts the American campaign and the Soviet campaign. Both are good in there own way and have different travels.

      The zombie game is very addicting the idea is you have to fight of waves of zombies from breaking into a building you are trying to protect, you guard with brought guns of the walls with the points you gain from kills. If the zombies break in they will try and kill you so you need to fight them off and then repair the windows to protect you for the next round this is good to play with friends and is very hard on high rounds.

      The amount of maps and weapons really put you in the years of the wars and make you feel like your really there. This is the only call of duty to have a vehicle on the maps it has a derivable and shoot able tank!

      When playing with friends it is a real good laugh as everyone can team together and be tactical.

      You can pick this game up fairly cheep now so go out and grab it if you have not played or do not own this already.

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        01.02.2011 00:25

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        Best WWII shooter I ever played!

        Although I haven't actually completed everything with this game, I think it is time for me to give a review, as I can already tell what this game is worthy of. First of all, this game may not have the best graphics now that we have Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops, but they are still pretty darn good. The gameplay of this game is fun, all modes included. The single-player is good, you don't feel like it's just a rerun of the first 3 Call of Duty games. I especially liked the fact that you became more in tune with each of the characters that you play as and understand how each of them rises up to become a hero in the war.

        The mutli-player is fantastic, the maps they made are great for this type of gameplay. The only downside is that some of the games in the game seem a bit out of balance, meaning that they overpower any other weapon in the game, which can be frustrating when you first start out. Plus, it can be very annoying when you first start playing, for although the maps are very good they take some time to learn your way around. Luckily, the folks that took made this game took that into account and have a "Boot Camp" mode where the first 10 levels are played entirely with other newbies like yourself, making it a lot more entertaining as you start to figure out how to play.

        The Nazi Zombies mode though is what makes this game a 5 rather than a 4. It's truly unique. How long can you survive before the zombies eat your brains out? Sure it's not realistic like we have come to expect from Call of Duty games but it doesn't matter, it's still a blast.

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        30.10.2010 14:14

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        A nice game, however many people have moved onto further version of CoD.

        Call of Duty: World at War is a great game with lots of game modes, types & settings including Nazi Zombies where you have four great maps to choose from. Whilst Nazi Zombies is a fun packed game mode, it does lack reality in a way, since you can get weapons such as a Raygun, Wonder Waffle and monkey bombs, all these are, are very powerful weapons that don't look realistic in anyway, shape or form.

        The multiplayer mode is a great addition to the game, there are about 20 or more game types to choose from including Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Headquarters and capture the flag. The multiplayer mode is by far a lot more realistic than Nazi Zombies as you can only get weapons that have actually existed. On the Xbox 360, the game has many hackers/cheaters on and your most likely always going to have at least one cheating in a game, which is a shame due to the fact it gives unfair advantages to all the other players.

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        21.10.2010 22:42

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        This is one hell of a fun game, definite buy.

        Nowadays, the number of new WWII games has slowed, after becoming over saturated when the original Medal of Honor and Call of Duty games came out, it's nice to get a breath of fresh air with this game.

        Instead of shooting terrorists, why not shoot Nazis instead? ZOMBIE NAZIS that is!

        This game will take you through the Second World War through the eyes of a voiceless grunt in the American Marines during their storm through Japan and a voiceless grunt in the Russian army as well. Every mission alternates through these two very different viewpoints.

        The American missions drag you through jungles and humid forests, fighting off sneaky Japanese soldiers (which, when you first encounter some of the hidden ones, will make you soil your pants. You have been warned), cutting and shooting them one shouty Kamikaze at a time.

        The Russian missions trawl you through Germany. I personally prefer these missions, because you can SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. And personally, it's always more satisfying to shoot a Nazi than a Jap.

        Finally, the game is fun. It's a blast that you can enjoy with a friend in the campaign, ripping through the Second World War. The story may be a bit too serious at times (by the end of the final mission, you'll want a fart joke or SOMETHING to relieve the tension), but other than that, the game is fun, and a definite buy.

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        26.09.2010 18:25
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        Bloody but good!

        Released in 2008, Call of duty: World at war is one up from Call of duty four. The story mode is based upon the americans, and the americans are being attacked by the japanese defense army.

        It is gun game, rated at 15 but it is possible to download 18 content. The 18 content just adds bad swearing. It is multiplayer and has Xbox Live on it too.

        There is another part of the game called ' Nazi Zombies'. It is an infinite game in which you kill all the zombies you can until you die. It goes up in rounds, getting harder as you advance. There are lots of guns in the game and four maps to chose from.

        Call of duty: World at war has similar graphics to Call of duty four except world at war has Nazi zombies.
        There are hidden glitches in the game. The plot in the story mode is long and hard. There are lots of characters you can play as.
        When you are playing, the positions you can do is either stand, crouch or lie on the ground.

        Overall a bloody but good game.

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        14.07.2010 23:59
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        for any world war II enthusiasts this game is a must. Forr anyone who likes technology get CoD4

        Call of duty World at War is another in the successful line of world conflict first person shooting games. after the success of Call of duty 4:Modern Warfare, they returned to the time of World War II seemed like a bit of a regression. i was a massive fan of Call of Duty 4 and if you are unfamiliar to the call of duty series you should probably look at my review of that first.

        World at war brings some of the weapon of world war II to life in spectacular fashion with some really good visuals and as far as i can tell really nice sound. i wasn't there so i cant be sure. with the brilliant online multiplayer set up of CoD4 more or less copied the online is thoroughly entertaining and can be played for hour on end. The campaign is really fun, with an interesting story line its sure to be a hit with teenagers and adults that are secretly kids at heart.

        Personally i am not sure they should have returned to WWII as the regression in technology is hard to come to terms with straight of the back of CoD4. i think they did a good job on this game and i really enjoyed playing it but i think it wasn't the right time to release this title.

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        14.07.2010 15:54
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        4/5

        Overview of the game:-

        Call of Duty: World at War is the seventh installment of the Call of Duty franchise and like the large majority of its predecessors, in the course of the World War II conflict. Taking place in both the Pacific and Eastern European theatres, World at War has the player fighting the Japanese and Germans in four separate campaigns. Making use of the Call of Duty 4 engine (itself an extensively modified Shake III: Arena engine derivative), the game features a 4 player coop mode, expanded multiplayer and brings back the popular perks technique established in CoD 4.
        World at War was developed by Treyarch (the team behind United Offensive, Call of Duty: Large Red One, and Call of Duty 3), initially being criticized by game enthusiasts in forums on sites such as Giant Bomb, Kotaku and GameSpot with concerns about the game returning to the WWII setting after such a successful outing in a contemporary setting. The game received overwhelmingly positive critical reviews, but it is still believed that lots of game enthusiasts basically skipped the game because of its setting, or bought the older CoD 4 in lieu.



        Gameplay:-

        World at War features a mature theme, much like the earlier installments in the series. Swimming elements have been introduced to the series for the first time in both single & multiplayer. While in water, the player cannot dash & will only move at half speed. Flamethrowers, first introduced in Call of Duty: United Offensive, have been reintroduced with new flammable environments. Another new addition to the game is the use of bayonets. Bayonets are used by pressing the melee assault button, they are similar to standard knife assaults but have an extended range. The game is slightly more open than earlier games in the series, as there's sometimes multiple ways to complete missions.

        My thoughts :-

        Overall i really enjoyed it, a different style of game compared to modern warfare but fun nether the less, as of now you can easily pick this game up or under £10 which i would definitely recommend doing.

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        06.07.2010 11:26
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        Brilliant game

        Call of duty world at war is an amazing game. The fifth episode of the epic call of duty series set in world war two doesn't fail to live up to its name. Though a different company made it which altered the graphics quite a bit, it is still beautifully made.
        The game has three main features: Campaign, Online multiplayer and the famous zombies.
        The campaign has to narratives. One is an american soldier fighting a war in the pacific against the japanese. The other is a soviet soldier fighting the germans. The pacific campaign is really quite frightening as the enemy can always see you but you cant see them as they've got a tendancy to climb up trees or dress up in ghilly suits. One minute theres and innocent bit of shrubbery and then its charging at you with a bayonet. The russian campaign sees you starting from stalingrad where the germans just massacared everyone to the reichstag building of berlin where the nazis make one last atempt to fight. The graphics and sound are all amazingly crafted. The death of friends and anger of comrades in the game makes you angry towards the enemy making it a whole load more down to earth. It is a truly amazing campaign.
        The online multiplayer is a little less inspiring to that of cod 4 or codmod 2. The killstreaks are quite annoying. Usually you will get some cod god coming allong and gets a killstreak over seven which gives his team a pack of bloodthirsty dogs. The dogs are very irritating as you have to kill them or they kill you meaning someone else is gonna come along and shoot you while you're preoccupied. The other annoying factor is the guns. Most of them you use on the campaign and think they're brilliant but online for some reason they don't seem to work that well. The only gun that is reliable to most people is the mp40 submachine gun which gets a bit dull as everyone seems to use it. The ranking system is the same as other cods with the prestiges going up to level 65 this time. some examples of some game types in online are team deathmatch, headquarters and capture the flag. Headquarters and capture the flag are objective games and team deathmatch is basically kill everyone.
        Zombies. Inspired by films like dead snow you basically have to survive a zombie attack. Online you have a maximum of four players. In the first two maps: zombie verruct and nacht der untoten you will play as four marines but in the last two you will play as play as either Takeo whose a japanese soldier, Nicoliae whos an alcoholic russian, Doctor Richtofen a mad german and Tank Dempsey a brutal american marine. These characters appart from killing zombies together they continually slag eachother off throughout the game. The objective of nazi zombies is to survive as many rounds as possible by destroying all the zombies. You'll rack up the points as you kill and this can be used to buy guns and equipment or open doors and in later maps buy perks as well. Guns can be bought and you'll get allright guns but the best guns can be found in the trick box which costs 950 points and rewards you with a completely random weapon. You can get a pistol to a ray gun. After you've got a decent gun then my advice would be to camp and just kill. The 4 maps: Nacht der untoten is set in a kind of fortress in a misty landscape, Verruct is a zombie asylum, shi no nauma is a swamp and der riese is a factory. The only map anyone seems to play online is der riese which is epic. It is massive and there is a weapon upgrade machine. Nazi zombies is hilarious fun and incredibly addictive and is my favourite part of this game.
        Over all the game has a brilliant campaign, a slightly underwhelming online multiplayer and nazi zombies which is fantastic. It can be bought for around thirty pounds in most game stores. Its well worth the price.

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        08.06.2010 20:16
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        affordable, and amazing is all you want soo buy it cause this game is both those things!!

        Call of duty world at war is a game in a huge series which has just grown and grown since call of duty 4, when everybody went crazy of call of duty 4 they released this edition (world at war) and call of duty modern warfare 2, which i have also reviewed.

        They were released in the following order;
        call of duty 4 modern warfare
        call of duty world at war
        call of duty modern warfare 2

        Call of duty world at war is a 1st person shooter game, which is produced by activision, if you wish to purchase this game its a 15 so you made need identification. The game is published on 6 different consoles these are; playstation 3, xbox 360, wii, pc, ds and ps2 I have played the game on all of these with the exception of pc, my opinion is that the game is best on ps3 or xbox, this is because the controls are very hard on ds and the aiming is extremely difficult for the wii, the playstation 2 controls are okay but graphic quality is poor. Ps3 or xbox bothe feature top quality graphics and gameplay, also the controls are much much easier on these consoles.

        The storyline is one which has two paths, you play as a marine, and a russian soldier and the missions are twined and alternated to produce the mission order. Each pathway has its own storyline and is in no way linked with eachother throughout the game.

        Firstly playing as a marine, you are a private named miller you haved been captured by the japanese, however are later rescued by your troop, the 3 important characters in your troop are; roebuck, polonsky, and sullivan. sullivan gets killed in a cut scene which you cannot prevent or stop in anyway, and polonsky or roebuck dies in a condfrontation with the japanese the one you save is secure and involved in the rest of the game, however the one you fail to save is killed and not mentioned again.

        Secondly play as a russian soldier, you are private dimitri petrenko and are alive, but amongst the dead in a foothold in which the germans control, you meet your accomplice for the game here, reznov other important characters for this pathway are chernov, he dies towards the end however is shown and mentioned throught the game before his death. So reznov is the person who sticks by you throughout this pathway, he could be described as your tutor.

        You can play the game online or offline, onlne is very fun and enables you to play a variety of different game modes with your friends and family. The online mode in my opinion is the best attribute of the game just because of the excited when playing with people from around the world.

        The gameplay is very good, the graphics are amazing, depending on the console (mentioned earlier) the sound effects of guns, explosions and even people are superb too these sound very realistic and depending on your stereo and speaker system can sound like you are actually in germany.

        The price is very reasonable, as the quality of the game is excellent, i would be prepared to pay as much as £40 for this game however the retail price when it first was released was £29.99, except now its an older game the price has decreased to around £24.99. If you buy this game for that price it would be an absolute bargain.

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        07.06.2010 23:53
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        Still a step behind

        This is a review for Call Of Duty - World At War for the 360, produced by Treyarch.

        I am quite a fan of the Call Of Duty (CoD) series and while Infinity Ward have moved to the modern style games, Treyarch have remained with the World War II theme.

        In all I am impressed with the career mode, although Treyarch havent advanced quite so much graphically, they have in gameplay and storyline. Although speaking of the graphics, is does give a dirty and raw feel to a dirty and raw period in time.

        The career mode is rare within its kind as it is very long for a first person shooter, about 10 hours on a medium difficulty however this time doesnt really change as you go up the difficulty ladder. You also get quite a variety during the storyline being able to drive a tank in one level and using a wide variety of weapons.

        The problems arise when trying the online multiplayer. In my opinion, for the weapons, the maps are far too big for starters also the introduction of the tanks to some levels providesan uneven balance as one team always comandeers both tanks.

        Other problems arise if you havent spent many, many Microsoft Points and bought the map packs where the system will try to boot you into games for which you dont have the map for and therefore taking a long time to get games. Also, unless you are in America, the servers can be quite poor and lag is a major issue making playing at any game winning level very difficult.

        In all, a very good game for the career mode with a longevity rarely seen in the genre but balancing with poor online gameplay.

        You can buy Call Of Duty World At War online at Amazon.co.uk for around £35 alternatively on the highstreet in shops like Gamestation and HMV for arounf the same price.

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        07.06.2010 19:29
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        Good but could be improved upon

        We all know that this one is based upon World War II and, although I've played many games with similar concepts such as the Medal of Honour series, I haven't had as much fun as playing this. The Soviet campaign seems to have been somewhat influenced by the film "Enemy at the Gates" as the opening scene is somewhat similar to that of the film. The American campaign is fun but pales as it continues on, those tiresome Banzai ambushes and tree campers do get annoying after a while - and that is on the Regular difficulty.

        The enemies are generally pretty ubiquitous and EXTREMELY good at second guessing where you are going to move next, with the radius being pretty big, it is hard to shoot and attempt to dodg a grenade at the same time but a doable chore once you get the hang of it.

        The lenght of the campaign could have been improved upon, for some odd reason the CoD campaigns tend to be of smaller scale in comparison with the other similar FPS games, longivity and the quality could be imrproved upon but it is still good, due to the length of the campaign I rate this product as 4 stars.

        Nazi zombies, everyone proclaims that they are great. They are. I haven't even purchased the map packs, which are a great concept by the way, and I am still enjoying the first level, it is fun especially with your mates, with up to 4 players you can band up together and see how long you can last. Typical wave stuff, numbers increasing with each wave as well as their abilities - some being able to run, walk without a head for a bit etc. Fun addition on the CoD 4.

        The also fun bit of the multiplayer is the fact that all of the scopes and attachments actually require some getting used to use, there are no thermal scopes, no heartbeat sensors. On sub machine gun - Thompson you can only acquire Supressor(Silencer), Glass Aim sight, Magazine Extension. Amazing old school fun.

        Map packs - There are currently 3 available and you can purchase them for a total of 2000 microsoft points or for 800 individually, that's about £15, which is more than a game but gives you additional large amount of multiplayer maps to play on as well as more Zombie levels - which include larger variety of weapons etc.

        BAD aspect - The multiplayer matchmaking now mixes in the Map Packs maps even if you DON'T have the maps, once the game commences you get booted, with so few people playing it, it could become troublesome to find a game with the original maps.

        Overall a top game with beautiful graphics, a good story campaign and some entertaining extras, but could be improved upon in a lot of ways.

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        31.05.2010 15:36
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        A superb game in every aspect!

        Call of Duty World at War delivered what no-one thought it could, realistic gameplay and sounds, an exciting array of weapons and some rather convincing settings.

        First i'll start with online, The highly acclaimed online play of Call of Duty pleased many (including myself). In online you play in a variety of different game types from kill everyone you see to planting a bomb on a target for the more experienced and prestigous players among us. No matter what type of gameplay you liked there was always someone to play with. All of this wrapped up with killstreaks and lots of weapons. The weapons in this game were very fun to use and there were a large number of them, including rifles and sniper rifles that EVERYONE liked!

        The perks in this game were really fun Starting with a radar (showing you were all the enemies are) then an artillery (where a series of bombs dropped down in a specific area. And then the Dogs (a pack of ferocious wild dogs jumped onto the map and attacked all the enemy players) that was the KING of all killstreaks.

        Single player was a delight! Alot of missions including my favourite when you stormed the Reichstag and killed the last remaining germans to claim your victory over the Nazi's. This mission proved to be challenging and fun along with the rest of the Call of Duty series.

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        03.05.2010 17:11
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        £17.93 at TheHut!

        World at War is the fifth instalment in the Call of Duty series and the third by Treyarch. It followed the hugely popular Modern Warfare and so had a lot of pressure to impress. Treyarch decided to bring the series back to the (overdone) WWII setting. However, rather than just completely removing red dot sights, silencers, helicopters and everything else that is considered to be modern, they replaced them. For example, red dot sights were replaced with aperture sights, helicopters with dogs and claymores with bouncing bettys. This gave the sense of a refreshing, new game while sticking firmly to COD4's roots.

        Treyarch certainly listened to the community with WaW. The majority of problems from COD4 were fixed very well and fans of the series appreciated that they listened. These solutions included such things as removing 3x Frag to deter nade spammers, adding a summary report at the end of each game and party members being highlighted with a blue name.

        However, my favourite aspect of WaW is the Nazi Zombie mode. This is an extremely addictive and genuinely fun addition which can also be played in up to four player co-op. The premise is quite basic; you have to survive in a building while Nazi zombies try and break in and kill you. Killing these zombies gets you money with which you can buy new weapons. Each round gets more difficult with larger swarms of zombies. Treyarch also released new maps for this mode, including Der Riese and Shi No Numa.

        Overall, a solid COD release with lasting appeal that gives hope for Call of Duty: Black Ops in November.

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        Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen in WWII.