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GF Rating
8.1

31594 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

More of a mod then a new game.

posted by MrPipkins (South Sioux City, NE) Nov 17, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

If you played CoD4 then you already know that the graphics and sound are very good. Gameplay is also good since once again it uses the CoD4 engine. Still I find that the game does not have the punch that CoD4 had due to it being just another WWII shooter which has been done to death. Multiplayer is the same solid experience but still no different then CoD4 other then new weapons and a couple of levels where tanks are introduced. The Zombie mode which was added is a very nice addition to the package and really does give this game a extra bonus and value that I think CoD4 did not have. If I had to sum up my feelings towards this game I would call it a mod more then a completely new game. If they return to a classic war I hope they do a vietnam or futuristic because the WW2 setting has been done to death. Still for myself it will be a used purchase further down the line and a rental right now to enjoy a bit of multiplayer with my friends.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Why

posted by Chokeslam (WARNER ROBINS, GA) Nov 17, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

This game is horrible after call of duty 4. Why go back to ww2. The graphics are good but they cant make up for the old weapons and tactics. Whoever decided to ruin the call of duty series with this game should be shot.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

CoDWaW is like an expansion of CoD4

posted by dmalanga (KENDALL PARK, NJ) Nov 17, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

Ok so this is my first review I've ever written and I felt the need to write one to give some insight into the game.

With that being said, I have had it since 11am the day it came out and I haven't even touched the Campaign yet. I am an online player, and CoD4 is by far the best online shooter ever. This game is excellent online as well...that is because it is CoD4 with 12 new maps, slightly different guns (slightly because the stats on the guns are almost identical to guns in CoD4) and almost identical perks.

One thing that I felt disappointing is that there are not a lot of "secret" perches or areas where you can snipe from or hide while using a fully stealth set. This, however, is not terrible because it is more fair for newer players who don't know the secret to jumping on top of the buildings in Crossfire or Overgrown in Cod4.

One of the new aspects that has had mixed feelings are the vehicles. Well let me tell you, I find them a lot of fun. I think they are a little OP considering you can shoot the main gun, use the turret and run people over (with lead foot perk)and will likely get a handful of kills before someone finally blows you up (it takes like 5 explosive attacks to actually destroy it).

So if you loved CoD4 and are bored of constantly playing Overgrown over and over again, now you have Seelow (its a very similar map, including a barn and everything).

One last note for everyone who is "disappointed" about this being CoD5... it is not in fact a sequel or even the 5th one. CoD4 is made by Infinity Ward and they will be producing a sequel to Modern Warfare sometime next year. This game is produced by Trey Arch and they built it around the platform of Modern Warfare. Keep that in mind when deciding about whether it meets your expectations or not.

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