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GF Rating
8.2

13509 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Another Triumph

posted by REVJR1 (ROANOKE, VA) Nov 16, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

20 out of 30 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Anyone apprehensive about Treyarch taking the helm again for the franchise has nothing to worry about. COD5 meets every expectation set by COD4 and is a beautiful addition to the series. Those of us who've been waiting for some Pacific action could hardly ask for more - this game puts the lie to the argument that there's a glut of WWII titles out there: there's only been a glut of low-quality ones redeemed every year or so by COD's achievements.

What's there to be said that isn't obvious to anyone after five minutes of playing World At War? Gorgeous graphics, a fluid and comfortable control scheme, outstanding voiceovers, a wide array of combat weapons augmented this time around in grisly fashion by the flamethrower, and the patented fast and furious pace...some nicely done theme music provides emotional resonance to the narrative. I enjoyed the great vignettes that open each mission, filling what are already very tolerable load times with archival footage, eye-catching visuals, and concise historical context for each campaign. Probably what struck me the most is the particularly vicious nature of the conflict between Russians and Germans - you really see the brutality of war and are even, at one point, given a clear choice between showing humanity or barbarism when dealing with some surrendering Krauts. Other stuff we've gotten used to with COD comes back in fine form - a sort of "Barbarian At The Gates" sniping section reminiscent of COD1, the trademark tank mission and a terrific air combat chapter as a gunner on a PBY in the Pacific.

My only real complaint is the shortness of the game. I've always been used to savoring CODs for a week or more, but in this one you move through the levels so quickly that they feel incomplete and anticlimactic at times, even given the franchise's run-and-gun linearity. There's also a bit of oddness to the juxtaposition of Russian and American missions - somehow it doesn't feel as natural as in earlier COD forays.

COD is WWII.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

WOW VERY SWEET!!!!! FAMILY LOVES IT

posted by Kane300 (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Nov 15, 2008

Member since May 2008

12 out of 18 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

All I can say is that Treyarch really did a great job doing this Call of Duty. The graphice are very nice and the character detail is very realistic and the kills are better. This game is a must play and i would recommend anyone to play even if you didn't like the other WWII games by Treyarch. This game would rank to the same level if not better than Modern Warfare in my opinion. ENJOY!!!!

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GF Rating
7

Good

A world at War

posted by BradS123 (DEER PARK, TX) Dec 15, 2009

Member since Sep 2009

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This game is pretty good, great graphics and very exciting missions. The only downfall is that even when you are laying down or hiding behind or under stuff somehow bullets are still able to find you and kill you. I don't like the fact that it taks so many bullets to kill an enemy, when your able to die very easy. But overall this game was fun, this was the first COD game that I have played and I loved it. I liked the fact that you actually had to aim your gun at the person and that you don't have a little red light that shows you what you are going to hit, I think that would be to easy!!!

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