Call of Duty: World at War shows that World War 2 shooters are not dead.....at least not yet.
Call of Duty: World at War is a 1st person shooter. What do you do in the game? You shoot stuff duh! There are a variety of weapons at your disposal from the vibrating prowess of the Thompson, to the musical abilities of the M1 Grand. The fun doesn't stop there. You also have the option to use your knife, a bayonet, and the smokin' flamethrower. Now that's hot.
If you've played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare you should know what to expect from the online components of World at War. There are a variety of modes to choose from: death match, team death match, practically every game mode that was offered in Modern Warfare is present here. You also have your share of perks and the level up system is also availabe.The most noteworthy multiplayer options are the co-op campaign, and the Nazi zombies. You and three friends can join forces and shoot your way through the campaign, there's power in numbers after all.
So you thought that all the Germans were dead huh….well guess what….you're DEAD wrong! Hahahaha! *Bad Pun* The Nazi Zombie mode is almost as fun as a barrel full of drunk monkeys, now that's a lot of fun. It's just you, your friends, a house loaded with weapons, and endless waves of zombies that want to consume your intestines. Earning points is the only way you can survive this zombie apocalypse. You can earn points by shooting/killing zombies, baracading windows, and picking up fallen powerups from the enemies you've killed. With those points you can open up new areas, and expand your already deadly arsenal. Nazi Zombies is a BLOODY good time. Yum! The only problem is that there's no other levels to choose from, so if you're looking for variety you won't find it here.
World at War is unlike any other World War 2 game you've played. The set pieces are absolutely spectacular. One moment you're fending off wave after wave of foot soldiers in a tank, and next your in the air 50.000 ft above the ocean trying to push back the enemy planes while attempting to hold down what you ate for breakfast. World at War is also suprisingly gruesome and bloody. If you've played Modern Warfare and felt that it lacked the satisfaction of blood (you sick freak) WaW won't disspoint. You've got guys getting there's heads blown off, arms flying around the level, legs falling over, it's a complete splatter fest!
Overall: Call of Duty: World at War is simply amazing, might not be as good as Modern Warfare, but it's still amazing. Engrossing campaign, addictive gameplay, nice set pieces, and most importantly…..this game has ZOMBIES! WOOOT! It's time to dust off your M1 Grand, and get ready to embark on another adventure through World War 2!