ESRB Rating

May contain mature sexual themes, more intense violence and/or strong language.

Release Date

US: 2008-11-11

Genre: Shooter

Call of Duty: World at War

Also available for: PC, PS3, DS, Xbox360

Call of Duty: World at War throws out the rulebook of war to transform WWII combat through a new enemy, new tactics and an uncensored experience of the climatic battles that gripped a generation. As U.S. Marines and Russian soldiers, players will employ new features like cooperative gameplay, and weapons such as the flamethrower in the most chaotic and cinematically intense experience to date.

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Ratings for Call of Duty: World at War

Rating Description
Presentation The pre-level loads are also the game's FMV story-driving sequences. The music is inspiring, the story hits home in a pretty brutal, historically-accurate way, and it lives up to its M rating.
Graphics The actual model detail and animations aren't always too hot, and environments are a bit inconsistent in overall quality, but the particle effects, smoke, lighting, and geometry make up for it.
Sound Kiefer Sutherland - the voice of Jack Bauer - does a great job, as do the supporting troops. Music is inspired and cinematic as well, with weapon audio also torn from the other versions.
Gameplay While the actual control could be much stronger, and the frame-rate isn't even a locked 30, the game's diversity in missions, and overall offering as a package trumps most FPS efforts on Wii.
Lasting Appeal Multiplayer is nice, but deathmatch only. Challenges, perks, weapons, levels and leaderboards are in, though co-op campaign, objective modes, vehicles, and zombie mode aren't. Online runs well though.
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