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8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 25412 ratings
  1. 10 (7069)
  2. 9 (10834)
  3. 8 (4766)
  4. 7 (1237)
  5. 6 (450)
  6. 5 (263)
  7. 4 (128)
  8. 3 (95)
  9. 2 (96)
  10. 1 (477)

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  • Review Score:1

    Over-rated Bad & Boring Game! We are sick of WW2 Games!

    Same old game.. same old graphics... everything is same except fire gun.. this is a very boring game..Just like Call of Duty 3 I am wondering why they are still making WW2 games? come on they are done to death and we ... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:7

    Looks good but don't see what the fuss is about.

    We've seen it all before for years now, starting back in 1999 with Medal of Honour to this. Oh yes there was Modern Warfare, but other than the time it was set whats the difference. Graphics have got better and so have t... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Another example of why Treyarch shouldn't be allowed to make Call of Duty games. It tries to be COD2, but fails.

    The first thing that I need to say is this.. I love Call of Duty. However, after playing through about 90% of the single-player campaign, it has become painfully clear ONCE AGAIN that Treyarch should not be allowed to ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Solid

    I thought the graphics were a nice, if subtle improvement over Modern Warfare and the single player campaign was at least as good. I didn't find the story as powerful as MW though, but the combat was well paced. I thou... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5

    Only Treyarch could manage to take the fun out of using a flamethrower.

    Ever since this game came out I keep hearing that Treyarch has finally redeemed themselves after the disaster of COD3. The only thing is, I can only partially see why. While this game is definitely better, it's far fro... Read Full Review

    5 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    A fun little WWII shooter.

    I personally wouldn't call Call of Duty: World at War a game. It's more a war simulator. It has realistic physics, battle scenereos that actually happened in reality and dogs that kill. Literally. The dogs are more d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    epic but a little old.

    solid and awesome game play. only problems r the the technical difficulties. on of the best ww2 shooters. in fact the best ww2 game of 2008-most of 2009. this game will delight anyone who cares for WWII. arguably the bes... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    For a first time COD player, this game impresses. Short single player, great multiplayer.

    The single player game lasts about 5-6 hours. You alternate between a US and a Russian soldier as you right the Japanese and the German Nazis. The missions were fun, and while the SP game is fairly short the action is ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.5

    CoD:World at war. Best of the worst.

    So World at War. This was a game I looked forward to playing, after hearing countless recommendations from friends I finally bought it and was terrifically let down by the sheer lack of immersion and historical accuracy.... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Bad multiplayer programming ruins the only reason I wanted to play this game.

    I purchased this game last weekend to use the co-op, since switching PC gaming, this game has been my first major disappointment. I've been gaming since 1985 or so, but there is this ignorant culture about noobery and n... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Pretty Bland...

    I have only played the singleplayer game, so this review doesn't include any multiplayer observations. This is basically yet another WW2 FPS, linear, generic game. No amount of fancy presentation is going to disguise... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful