Call of Duty WW2 hits stores worldwide today for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, and marks the first instalment in the venerable franchise to take place in the Second World War since 2008’s Call of Duty World at War.
Developed by Sledgehammer Games, the first-person shooter focuses on the exploits of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division as they storm the beaches at Normandy and push back the Nazis across war-torn Europe.
Eschewing the futuristic trappings of recent titles, Call of Duty WW2 adopts a grittier, more realistic tone, replacing staples such as the unlimited sprint and regenerating health in favor of more old-school game mechanics.
In addition to the main campaign, the game also features a comprehensive multiplayer suite, featuring the all-new War Mode among other additions.
Controversially, Call of Duty WW2 implements a loot box system that sees crates dropping from the skies on the beaches of Normandy—not exactly the classiest move by Activision, we think you’ll agree.
With a lot of hype riding on the game, what do the critics think of this latest stab at the multi-million selling franchise? Find out in our Call of Duty WW2 reviews roundup, and stay tuned for more scores.
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GamesBeat – 94/100
GodisaGeek – 9/10
HardcoreGamer – 4.5/5
PlayStation LifeStyle – 9/10
AttackoftheFanBoy – 4.5/5
Game Informer – 8.75/10
EGM – 8.5/10
GamesRadar – 4/5