Call of Duty: World At War is the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, taking it back to the fierce, ruthless battle grounds of WWII. While playing through the first few minutes of the game I noticed right away that World At War was going to be a thrill ride like many WWII games, except, World At War takes it to a whole new level of intense realistic combat of the WWII era.
What makes this WWII game rise above others are the realistic features and situations such at flame throwers, bayonets, and situations where the Germans are trying to burn you out of a building by spewing burning fuel through the windows. This enhances the overall experience but the story still seems like every other Call of Duty through most of the game. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but we all know that the story in the Call of Duty franchise is nothing special.
Call of Duty: World At War’s online in my opinion is where all the fun is. Game play wise it is much slower than Call of Duty 4, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Some people like to play faster paced shooters while others prefer to play them at a slower pace. It has some similar classes and the same rank up system as cod4’s. They added a special where you can release dogs to chase your opponents. Call of Duty: World At War has around the same amount of weapons and attachments as its predecessor just in a WWII version. Where all the fun comes is in the new zombie mode, where you try to survive the intense onslaught of the Nazi zombies. This can be played solo but is much more enjoyable playing with up to 3 other players via Co-Op. While mowing down the zombies you accumulate points which allow you to unlock weapon upgrades, ammo, and open new sections.
Call of Duty: World At War has some of the most immersive and intense game play I have ever experienced in a WWII first-person shooter. It has good AI, a wide variety of weapons, stunning graphics, and a great online experience with a good variety of game modes. For those who are looking for a great WWII game this year, Call of Duty: World At War certainly does not disappoint. World At War is a great WWII game that Treyarch did very well on. I had a lot of doubt with this sequel in the series due to my experience with Call of Duty 3, but overall they did an excellent job at delivering a quality WWII title.