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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: Utilizing the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare engine, Call of Duty: World at War throws out the rulebook of war to transform WWII combat through a new enemy, new tactics and an uncensored experience of the climatic battles that gripped a generation. As U.S. Marines and Russian soldiers, players employ new features like cooperative gameplay, and weapons such as the flamethrower in the most chaotic and cinematically intense experience to date. Call of Duty: World at War introduces co-operative play, bringing fresh meaning to the "No One Fights Alone" mantra with up to four-players online for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, or two-player local split-screen on consoles. Nintendo Wii will also support a unique co-op mode for two players. For the first time ever players can experience harrowing single-player missions together for greater camaraderie and tactical execution. The co-op campaign allows players to rank up and unlock perks in competitive multiplayer by completing challenges and earning experience points, adding continuous re-playability and team-based gameplay. Whether playing competitively or cooperatively – if players are online with Call of Duty: World at War – they always gain experience points. Based on a player’s experience rank and rank of the player's friends, Call of Duty: World at War scales dynamically to provide a deeper level of challenge. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Overall, Call of Duty: World at War is a great DS shooter.
  2. 85
    World at War is such an impressive showcase on the DS.
  3. Call of Duty: World at War is a perfect example of the well-done sequel.
  4. 80
    With a lengthy single player mode, limited but engaging multiplayer games and attractive visuals given the hardware, World at War is among the system's best shooters and worth your cash. Enlist today.
  5. With its awesome sound design, diverse gameplay, great pacing, and usually fluid visuals, Call of Duty: World at War is a great package and easily one of the best first-person shooters ever developed for a handheld system.
  6. It’s a fun shooter, if all too formulaic.
  7. 42
    It attempts to emulate the spirit of its bigger cousin, but it falls short.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Jan 7, 2011
    10
    Call of Duty: World at War is a great game. Amazing Campaign and great multiplayer make this game great. The variety of weapons and the long campaign along with the minigames make it a great single player game but the ablity to play with others makes this game great. Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2013
    8
    This is by far the best Call of Duty on DS. The single player is good (however it is short) and the AI is a lot better. For the first time mutliplayer has been added and its great. The maps have been designed well and the whole experience is very enjoyable. Expand

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