Call of Duty: World At War
Call of Duty: World At War would be the fifth main Call of Duty game in the series. Looking back at past Call of Duty games it is easy to see why this one is still held in such high regard to this day. Call of Duty: World At War was developed by Treyarch and I think this was the game where they really hit their stride with the series.
A Different Kind Of War
World At War had the hard job of following up from Modern Warfare. World At War takes the series back to World War 2. Even back at this time, World War 2 had been done to death in video games, but Treyarch managed to keep it fresh. They did this by focusing on parts of World War 2 that were not as overdone. One part of the campaign is set in the Pacific Theatre and the other is based on the Soviets trail to Berlin. The story is very well done and absolutely brutal in its execution. The deaths and characters you come across are much more savage than they had been in previous games. It actually starts off with a torture scene!
I loved the sections of the game that were in the Pacific, the jungles that you would have to go through and the wooden villages really did help give the game some major personality. While it may not be quite as story driven as the campaigns we have gotten over the last couple of years. World At War I would say does have one of the better campaigns in the series history.
Epic Set Pieces
Each Call of Duty game has some great set pieces and World At War is certainly no different. There are some very memorable moments here, but my favorite has to be the part where you are the gunman on a Navy airplane. There is also a really cool section with tanks when you are playing the Russian part of the campaign.
Play With Friends
It is not a Call of Duty game without multiplayer and the multiplayer in World At War is great. You can play around with your loadouts, pick the right perks for you and so on. There are of plenty of new perks as well as kill streaks for you to have some fun with. Team Deathmatch, Headquarters, Search & Destroy all return from Modern Warfare. War and Capture the Flag mode were also added which gives you a lot of bang for your buck as far as the multiplayer is concerned.
We take for granted that Zombies will be part of the Call of Duty experience these days, but it was World At War that started this trend. Nazi Zombies is what you would expect, you just trying to survive horde after horde of zombies. It is a lot more basic than what the mode would eventually turn into, but this Nazi Zombies is still a lot of fun, especially if you can play with other people.
Call of Duty: World At War is an absolute classic when it comes to Call of Duty games. It has a really well done campaign for you to play through. Then there is the multiplayer. The multiplayer is stacked to the brim with fun game modes and of course, this was the one that’s started off the zombie's craze!
- The campaign is very well done
- The campaign is like being in a movie
- Nazi Zombies is awesome
- Plenty of new perks to have fun with
- Lots of multiplayer modes
- Nazi Zombies is more basic than what would come
- The campaign could have been a wee bit longer