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Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty 5
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
November 11th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
November 14th, 2008
Online Players:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
28 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
27 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, and PS2

About Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen in WWII. Powered by Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ technology, Call of Duty: World at War brings an uncensored edge to combat, as soldiers face the most harrowing and climatic European and Pacific battles in which an enemy, who knows no surrender and no retreat, will fight to the last breath, unleashing an arsenal of lethal surprising tactics. Peril and danger lurk throughout the battlefield as players combat the unknown risk of the new chaos of battle.



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One of the best shooters this year, Call of Duty: World At War is an explosive and powerful cinematic experience.

We like

  • Cinematic visuals and soundtrack
  • Great A.I makes it a rewarding challenge
  • Brilliant co-op and multiplayer modes

We dislike

  • Extremely tough in places.

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The explosive opening sequence in Call of Duty World At War signals the beginning of an emotional and thrilling ride through some of World War II’s Pacific and Eastern Europe campaigns. We’ve taken a different approach than usual to writing this review, splitting it into two parts to try and give you a taster of what to expect from this unpredictable, energetic and immensely enjoyable first person shooter. In the f...



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Call of Duty: World at War News

  • World at War Map Pack 3 due in August

    Activision has revealed that the third Map Pack for Call of Duty: World at War will be made available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next month. This latest batch of DLC throws in three new multiplayer maps: Battery, Revolution, Reach and the zombie map Der Riese. Previous Map Pack releases have ...

  • CoD: World at War shifts 11 million copies worldwide

    Activision has revealed that 1940s shooter Call of Duty: World at War has eclipsed the 11 million sales mark following its launch in November 2008. The milestone comes following the launch of the game’s second map pack for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the critically acclaimed ...

  • Call of Duty series tops 35 million products sold

    Speaking during the company’s pre-E3 press conference yesterday, Activision president and CEO Mike Griffith confirmed that the Call of Duty franchise has sold over 35 million products worldwide. Griffith also revealed that the latest installment, World at War, has shifted over 11 million co...

  • CoD: World at War Map Pack 1 tops two million sales

    Activision has revealed that the Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 has proven a considerable hit with punters following its release earlier this year, with the downloadable content racking up two million sales across PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. Treyarch’s Mark Lamia commented: &l...

  • Activision details new CoD: World at War map pack

    Activision has lifted the lid on its second map pack for Call of Duty: World at War, revealing that the add-on will be made available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next month. Map Pack 2 will feature four new maps to tackle – three competitive multiplayer and one entry for the co-op N...

  • Students protest grotesque dog killing in Call of Duty

    Students from the Academy of Notre Dame have begun protesting the violence against dogs seen in the massively popular Call of Duty: World at War. "Killing dogs as a form of entertainment ... over and over again. That's one of the objects of the game. Parents need to know what they are buying...

  • First CoD: World at War map pack due next week

    Treyarch has confirmed that punters will be able to download the first map pack for Call of Duty: World at War on March 19. Due out on PlayStation and Xbox 360, the DLC includes four new multiplayer maps: Station, Nightfire, Knee Deep and Verruckt. The latter is particularly noteworthy, coming in...

  • More undead Nazi's coming to CoD: World at War

    Treyarch has announced that a second wave of shambling undead Nazi’s will be cropping up in the forthcoming Call of Duty: World at War map pack. "We hope that rumors of a new zombie level being included in the first Call of Duty: World at War DLC map pack wasn't what sent you into a r...

  • Call of Duty reclaims number one spot

    Activision's Call of Duty: World at War has once again risen to the top spot on the UK all format charts. Bested only by FIFA 2009, Call of Duty has seen a dominant performance in sales in comparison to any other title released over the last couple of months. Six of the charts ten titles all can...

  • World at War continues unshakable UK Chart dominance

    Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War has bagged its fifth consecutive week at the top of the UK All Format Charts, according to the latest data from the folks over at Chart Track. Things are looking little bleak on the Sony front as far as the top ten goes, though on the positive front, Me...

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