Call of Duty: World at War | Mini Review

What is it?

Call of Duty: World at War is a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision in 2008. Set in World War II, it follows the perspectives of Pvt. Miller of the U.S. Army waging war against Japan, as well as Red Army soldier Pvt. Petrenko fending off the Nazi invasion of Stalingrad and invading Germany. 


PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii

Explosive story mode.
Great voice performances.
Co-op mode and multiplayer are lots of fun.
Epic soundtrack.
Nazi Zombies mode (plus its expansion packs) are thrilling inclusions.
Vehicle missions are on-rails and restrictive.
Online modes sadly plagued by hackers these days.
PC port is too pricey.


Call of Duty: World at War does a fine job of portraying the horrors of war in a gripping way, thanks to its excellent storytelling and very satisfying gameplay. Zombies mode still has plenty of replayability, too. As great as the multiplayer aspects are, best stick to private matches, or go split-screen mode. It still kicks butt after well over a decade.



4 Stars

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