Call of Duty is back, redefining war like you’ve never experienced before. Building on the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare engine, Call of Duty: World at War immerses players into the most gritty and chaotic WWII combat ever experienced. Players band together to survive the most harrowing and climactic battles that led to the demise of the Axis powers on the European and Pacific fronts. The title offers an uncensored experience with unique enemies and combat variety, including Kamikaze fighters, ambush attacks, Banzai charges and cunning cover tactics, as well as explosive on-screen action through the all new four-player cooperative campaign. The addictive competitive multiplayer has also been enhanced with new infantry and vehicle-based action, a higher level cap, more weapons, and a host of new Perks, maps and challenges.
New Enemies, Environments and Tactics: Face off against ruthless and tactically advanced enemies that will stop at nothing to defend their homelands, from swamp ambushes and tree-top snipers to fearless Kamikaze attacks. Play as a U.S. Marine and Russian conscript across a variety of Pacific and European locations against the fearless Imperial Japanese and elite German soldiers in epic adrenaline-filled infantry, vehicle and airborne missions.
Co-Op Campaign Mode, Call of Duty Style: For the first time in the franchise, Call of Duty: World at War introduces co-op play, bringing fresh meaning to “No One Fights Alone”. Campaign co-op features up to four-players online, or two-player local split-screen, allowing gamers to experience harrowing campaign missions together for greater camaraderie and tactical execution. Co-op mode incorporates innovative multiplayer components such as challenges, rankings and online stats for deeper re-playability and multiplayer experience bonuses. Co-op mode also features Competitive Co-Op that will show who is really the best player on your team.
Enhanced Multiplayer: Call of Duty: World at War continues the class-based multiplayer action the series is famous for. The addition of vehicle combat with tanks rounds out the multiplayer experience, and features such as persistent stats, player rankings, upgradeable weapons, squad-based gameplay, customizable classes and Perks, have been further enhanced.
The Call of Duty Experience: Call of Duty: World at War utilizes cutting-edge technology including highly-detailed character models, self-shadowing, environmental lighting and amazing special effects to deliver jaw-dropping visuals. Depth of field, rim-lighting and texture-streaming technology bring the adrenaline-pumping combat to life, while physics-enabled battlefields and fire that spreads through environments realistically immerses players into the harrowing and dynamic combat.
Customer Review: Good game, just to short.
I really love the historical accuracy of the game, you get a real scene of how the American troops had to fight for every inch of soil against the Japanese, who where willing to try any tactic to succeed. Same for the Russian front it really bring to life the Russian tactics at the time to essentially overwhelm the enemy with hordes of infantry. The frenzied atmosphere seems alot like what I would imagine combat to be like.
The down side to the game are the same as with COD4, the spawning of the enemies, they will keep getting re-spawned till you reach a certain plot point, this sometime ruins the action as it seems unrealistic. Another downer is the length of the single player campaign, took about 4-5 hours tops. I would only recommend buying this if you plan on playing it online alot.
Customer Review: Might be Good with Time
Well unlike some I have been able to play the very short and buggy solo game so far (about half-way through the Soviet part). However, as always with Activision, I had to find the patch on websites other than their's and I can't get it to run (Windows V. asks to select the program to run the patch). The multi-player is why I buy CoD games and I can't play it.
I'd still pay about $5 for the solo-play and think that it might eventually be worth $25 if they ever de-bug it all. Overall, don't buy yet and see if they fix the problems and lower the price.